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6 Data and Analytics Deals that Changed the Game in 2019

The data, analytics, machine learning, and AI market looks a lot different than it did a year ago following a series of big acquisitions. Here's a look.
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Qlik Acquires Attunity

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Qlik is one of the leaders in Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for analytics and business Intelligence. In February the Philadelphia-based company announced that it would acquire publicly-held Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions in a deal worth $560 million.

Qlik said that Attunity provides cross-platform data streaming capabilities to support a shift to cloud and real-time analytics. The deal also gave Qlik expanded enterprise data management capabilities and experienced talent in data.

A month before the deal was announced, Attunity VP of product management Dan Potter told InformationWeek about the coming importance of the cloud for data organizations.

"We are in the midst of a transformative shift to the cloud," he said. "People are reassessing where they want to do that processing. What is the right strategy for us? It's a disruptive moment in the industry." (Potter is now VP of product marketing at Qlik.)

Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, ... View Full Bio

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