M&A and Investment

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Spotlight: CVS, Target deal will bring 'data security, privacy problems and HIPAA horrors'

Both Target and CVS have bad histories in handling sensitive customer data so what happens when CVS buys Target's pharmacy business? 

Data market to reach $115B by 2019

According to a new report by 451 Research, the total data market, which they define as consisting of data platforms, data management, data mining and analytics, will "nearly double in size between the end of last year and 2019," reaching $115 billion. But this is no easy street for vendors. 

Startup Samsara comes out of stealth mode, unveils new IoT platform

Startup Samsara came out of stealth mode this week, announcing it raised $25 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and that Marc Andreessen will join the board of directors.

Big funding rounds for database tech, like MarkLogic, portend good and bad

A $102 million funding round for MarkLogic is the latest influx of money into the growing market for database solutions. The investments suggest demand for new products but also signals that there's a booming market that may face some growing pains in the future. 

Spotlight: Cuba adopts analytics, big data for new US tourism

Cuba has adopted analytics and big data to improve its allure to tourists from everywhere.

Splice Machine partners with Talend

The problems the partners worked towards solving are untangling and managing "unnecessarily complicated data workflows with bloated ETL pipelines," and overcoming a lack of native system integration.

Microsoft, NetSuite enter cloud partnership

NetSuite, a provider of SaaS accounting, ERP, CRM and ecommerce software, just announced a partnership with Microsoft. The combo play strengthens NetSuite's hand in embedded analytics and productivity. It also competitively boosts Microsoft Azure.

EY, Microsoft partner on cloud, data analytics

Two industry giants, Microsoft and EY (formerly Ernst & Young) announced their partnership in joint cloud and data analytics efforts.

Deep Learning next breakout technology; enterprise AI market to reach $11.1B by 2024

According to a new report by Tractica, the market for enterprise AI systems will increase from $202.5 million in 2015 to $11.1 billion by 2024.  

IoT, big data M&As continue to set post-dotcom-bubble highs

According to EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, the Internet of Things (IoT) tripled in aggregate value in the first quarter of 2015 over fourth quarter of 2014 due to several IoT-flavored semiconductor sector consolidation deals.