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Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know

Apple, IBM and Microsoft have all made multiple acquisitions of analytics startups in the last year. Here's an overview of who they bought and why it matters to IT.
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IBM Buys Explorys

Date: April 2015
What it is: IBM describes Explorys as a healthcare intelligence cloud company that has built one of the largest clinical data sets in the world, representing more than 50 million lives.
Why it matters: IBM has targeted Watson, its cognitive computing big data platform, at vertical industries, and one of those is healthcare. By acquiring such a large clinical data set, IBM is poised to provide even more value to Watson's healthcare clients. 

(Image: Explorys)

IBM Buys Explorys

Date: April 2015

What it is: IBM describes Explorys as a healthcare intelligence cloud company that has built one of the largest clinical data sets in the world, representing more than 50 million lives.

Why it matters: IBM has targeted Watson, its cognitive computing big data platform, at vertical industries, and one of those is healthcare. By acquiring such a large clinical data set, IBM is poised to provide even more value to Watson's healthcare clients.

(Image: Explorys)

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Analytics matters
The big giants are deploying for the future - indeed the analytics matters. Without proper analytics, you cannot draw real value and squeeze valuable information from data mess. This is the essence of big data.
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