Data warehousing giant Teradata today agreed to acquire Aster Data, a data analytics provider, proving it’s no longer enough to be able to store and access a lot of data quickly; one must also be able to analyze it quickly. This move toward the real-time analysis of data has helped propel other big data acquisitions, from EMC’s purchase of Greenplum to IBM’s $1.7 billion buy of data warehousing giant Netezza.
They call it market consolidation. I say money talks.
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