The big blue acquired two IT firms. One of them is Business Analytics firm SPSS which is worth $1.2 billion and another is Risk software firm Ounce lab with undisclosed sum amount. The first deal needs shareholders’ approval. The SPSS deal IBM’s information on demand (IOD) software portfolio and business analytics capabilities and its information agenda initiative that turns information into a strategic asset. IBM is widening its area of expertise in Business Analytics with the acquisition of SPSS because clients are looking now a days to lower costs, reduce risk and increase profitability through predictive analytics capabilities, which include advanced data capture, data mining and statistical analysis. Full article »
IBM made different types of announcement in terms of Cloud Computing recently. The most interesting one is the partnership with Amazon Web Service. The partnership will provide Software as a Service to IBM Amazon Information Management database servers, IBM Lotus content management, and IBM WebSphere portal and middleware products through Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service. On the other hand, Microsoft is also getting ready for its cloud computing service Windows Azure, that will help developers to develop services and applications that are supported by Microsoft’s data centers.
IBM, C-Lock Technology to Exhibit Green House Gas Measurement Software at Energy and Environment Conference
The recent study estimated that the total 2008 carbon market value at $125 billion, double the 2007 level. C_lock Technology Solution in combination with IBM and Energy Information Management is going to demonstrate Greenhouse Gas Measurement Software at EUEC conference at Phoneix Convention center. C-Lock President Jim Bitonti will explain on Tuesday, February 3 at 2:40 p.m how GreenCert stands as an innovative tool for lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector using the natural carbon sink capabilities found in agriculture. C-Lock Technology, Inc is developing GreenCert, a Web-based carbon information management tool for Energy Industry.
AS per the recent survey conducted by Evans Data survey, IBM’s Websphere replaced BEA Weblogic as the top ranking Application Server. Oracle acquired Weblogic in April this year. The respondents favored Websphere highly because of its support for J2EE and Enterprise Java Bean.
Bob Sutor, IBM’s VP of open source and standards said at the Black Hat conference at Las Vegas that user should pay attention to design Linux interface less like windows. The UI design should comprise some unique and cool features. IBM joined hands with Linux distributors Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical at Linuxworld the day before to build “Microsoft-free PCs for business.”
IBM is building newest cloud computing center at Research Triangular
facility at North Carolina. The new center is going to provide infrastructure and services for customers. IBM is investing $360 million to build this facility. The Aug. 1 announcement comes on the same day that IBM plans to officially open a cloud computing facility in Tokyo. The North Carolina park is going to open in the fourth quarter of 2009.
The year 2007 witnessed rapid market growth of RDBMS (Relational Database Management System), with significant improvement on the part of the top five vendors in this space. The RDBMS market is estimated to have grown by 12.6 percent from $16.7 billion in 2006 to $18.8 billion in 2007.
A Supercomputer, Roadrunner built specifically to crunch military data has been unveiled by IBM and Los Alamos National Laboratory boffins. It is capable of sustaining 1,000 trillion operations per second. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said the new computer will also be used to help solve global energy problems and “open new windows of knowledge” in basic research.
Jazz is an IBM Rational project to build a scalable, extensible team collaboration platform for integrating work across the phases of the development lifecycle. It’s based on the client-server technology and manages the source management, build tools and promotes the team collaboration. In this way, IBM plans to use an open-source style process during the building of its forthcoming collaborative development product.