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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 AlchemyAPI

Date: March 2015
What it is: IBM says AlchemyAPI provides an application programming interface (API) for cognitive computing systems. IBM says it plans to integrate AlchemyAPI's deep learning technology into the core of its Watson platform.
Why it matters: This deal broadens the developer universe for IBM, bringing AlchemyAPI's community to the party. It could enable more companies to integrate applications into IBM's Watson, thus broadening the platform's accessibility. 

(Image: AlchemyAPI)

IBM Buys AlchemyAPI

Date: March 2015

What it is: IBM says AlchemyAPI provides an application programming interface (API) for cognitive computing systems. IBM says it plans to integrate AlchemyAPI's deep learning technology into the core of its Watson platform.

Why it matters: This deal broadens the developer universe for IBM, bringing AlchemyAPI's community to the party. It could enable more companies to integrate applications into IBM's Watson, thus broadening the platform's accessibility.

(Image: AlchemyAPI)

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10/4/2015 | 3:38:56 PM
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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