VMware buys into big data

By Kevin McLaughlin on Aug 8, 2012 12:02 PM
Filed under Cloud

Announces another acquisition.

VMware has continued on its acquisition spree by buying Log Insight, an analytics and log management product developed by little-known US vendor Pattern Insight. 

VMware is acquiring both the technology and the team that developed Log Insight, according to Pattern Insight, which did not specify how many of its employees will be joining VMware. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Pattern Insight also makes Code Assurance, a source code analysis tool for detecting previously fixed bugs that evade detection during the quality assurance process.

Pattern Insight was founded in 2006 by its current CTO, Yuanyuan “YY” Zhou, who at the time was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois. Xanthos and several members of the Pattern Insight's research team graduated from the university's computer science program.

VMware, which sees big data analytics as an enabling technology for cloud computing, added to its portfolio in April by acquiring Cetas Software, a startup that handles online analytics applications, IT operations analytics and enterprise big data.

In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Spiros Xanthos, CEO and co-founder of Pattern Insight, said Log Insight's technology will help VMware respond quickly to performance issues that arise in virtual and cloud environments.

"Log Insight combines technology and has the ability to analyze vast amounts of machine-generated data in real time and lead administrators to the root cause of problems very quickly," Xanthos said in the blog post. "Furthermore, it can provide insights on emerging trends and hidden patterns revealing issues before they even manifest."

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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