'The Big Will Get Bigger' - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Software // Enterprise Applications
05:35 PM
Connect Directly

'The Big Will Get Bigger'

IBM buys Alphablox to let it embed tools in applications for real-time analysis

Continuing to enhance its data-management and business-intelligence product roster, IBM is acquiring Alphablox Corp., a privately held maker of software used to build analytical capabilities into enterprise applications. The cost wasn't disclosed. "The big will get bigger. You will see more acquisitions," said Steven Mills, IBM's senior VP for software, at a conference at Stanford University last week.

Alphablox software consists of data-analysis modules that developers build into applications. Embedding analytics into operational applications is critical because business intelligence is increasingly done in real time, says Anant Jhingran, business-intelligence director in IBM's Silicon Valley Lab.

IBM will sell the products as IBM DB2 Alphablox for Unix and Windows. It also will embed Alphablox business-intelligence modules in IBM products such as DB2 Data Warehouse Edition and IBM's business-process-management suite.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/22/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
Flash Poll