2013 Acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data

We review 2013 acquisitions in Analytics and Big Data, by Actian, EMC, Facebook, Google, IBM, Twitter, WalmartLabs and more. What is the worth of an engineer in acqui-hire?

By Gregory Piatetsky, Aug 21, 2013. c comments

From @kdnuggets Tweets:

Feb 2013

  • PEOPLEBROWSR, creator of Kred, buys SWAYLO – Influence Measure. Kred now scores over 500 million profiles bit.ly/Ye5nZw
  • UnitedHealth Group buys Humedica, a leading data analytics firm – to compete with Mayo Clinic Optum Labs? bit.ly/XFwuwx
  • IBM buys Star Analytics for software portfolio, to extract data in financial applications. zd.net/Xfxrf3
  • Twitter buys Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs, Twitter’s biggest acquisition to date. read.bi/WR9r3K

Mar 2013

  • Google buys UToronto startup DNNResearch, which uses deep neural nets for speech, vision & language understanding bit.ly/139bOEr
  • Facebook buys Atlas ad analytics company from Microsoft, to help advertisers improve analytics effectiveness bit.ly/WFWMmZ
  • New trend? NGDATA buys ENQIO consultancy mainly to expand its team of #BigData scientists tnw.co/Y0psFe

Apr 2013

  • Google buys Wavii, a Machine Learning startup, which lets people u201cfollowu201d a topic – sounds VERY useful bit.ly/17YaEbJ
  • Start-up valuations: In acqui-hire (a company bought for its talent), the avg engineer is valued at $750K – $1.5M nyti.ms/10KQxvg

May 2013

  • Actian to buy #BigData startup ParAccel (earlier bought Pervasive) dthin.gs/10nvOeD
  • Social Media + Health = ? IMS Health buys Semantelli, Social Media Analytics start-up bit.ly/13ZBeka
  • Twitter buys Lucky Sort which offered visual topic navigation, moves its engineers to revenue engineering dept tnw.co/YTfYP1
  • WalmartLabs buys Cloud Computing startup OneOps, Delicious Founderu2019s Tasty Labs tcrn.ch/15KBI2K
  • Yahoo board agreed to buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, biggest acquisition for Marissa Mayer as CEO nyti.ms/10GTyuy

Jun 2013

  • Walmart Labs buys Data Analytics, Predictive Intelligence Startup Inkiru tcrn.ch/11DqpVG
  • Tibco buys Streambase for its real-time analytics used in Wall Street trading bit.ly/14XJyQi
  • Software AG buys Apama from Progress Software to boost #BigData analytics, complex event processing zd.net/1abiS4b
  • Datawatch to buy Swedish data visualization and analytics vendor Panopticon for $31 M bit.ly/17jE6hD

Jul 2013

  • EMC to buy privately held identity and access management provider Aveksa, to augment RSA security bit.ly/1bs2OeR
  • Cloudera buys Myrrix to Bring “Big Learning” to Hadoop bit.ly/12W2vSS
  • CoreLogic Data and Analytics acquisition: to buy DataQuick and 2 more real-estate analytics units for $661M bit.ly/120IOfW
  • Twitter buys location-based social discovery startup Spindle on.mash.to/14uxFme
  • Raytheon buys Visual Analytics, makers of advanced data analytics & visualization tools, keeps VA CEO Chris Westphal on.mktw.net/17tgfIZ

Aug 2013

  • UK #BigData startup ERN bolsters analytics, buys Elucidata, Inspired Analytics tcrn.ch/1552Wdq
  • NICE Systems to buy Causata, provider of Hadoop/Hbase – based Customer Experience Management (CXM) software bit.ly/18esWqR
  • Infochimps, makers of #BigData Analysis platform, bought by CSC bit.ly/14AVEFn

Also from Big Data Studio Recent Acquisitions In Big Data

  • Cisco bought Sourcefire
  • FoundationDB bought Akiban
  • MyRedis buys GuuarantiaData
  • EMC buys ScaleIO

What notable 2013 Big Data acquisitions did we miss?