The combined company plans to offer 'streamlined access' to structured information within databases and data warehouses, and unstructured information such as emails, documents, notes fields, and Web content.
Business Objects has completed the acquisition of Inxight Software, a provider of search technology including federated search, entity extraction, natural-language processing, text analytics and data visualization software.
Business Objects, a maker of business intelligence software, said Thursday that all customary closing conditions and shareholders approvals had been completed. Financial details were not disclosed.
The combined company plans to offer "streamlined access" to structured information within databases and data warehouses, and unstructured information such as emails, documents, notes fields, and Web content, San Jose, Calif.-based, Business Objects said. Unstructured data makes up the majority of information stored within an organization.
Privately held Inxight, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., had only 125 employees and about $25 million in revenue when Business Objects announced in May that it planned to buy the company, which is a well-known spin-off of Xerox PARC.
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