Enterprise search doesn’t begin and end with Google

Paul Doscher, CEO of Lucid Imagination wants you to know that when it come to enterprise-class search, open-source Lucene is a contender. And a strong contender that can face off against Google, Amazon and Microsoft in the big data search arena.

Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

It’s beginning to look like there will be no free-standing analytics companies left. IBM is buying Vivisimo for the “discovery and navigation” expertise that companies use to access and analyze (what else?) big data. The news come a week after IBM bought Varicent, another analytics company.

IBM adds more analytics with Varicent buy

The desire for more and increasingly specific analytics continues with IBM’s acquisition of Varicent Software. Banks, insurance companies, and retailers use Varicent software to look at data across finance, sales, human resources and IT departments to determine how to boost sales, according to IBM.

Digital Reasoning gets more dough for big data intelligence push

Digital Reasoning, a somewhat shadowy specialist in big data analytics for the U.S. intelligence community, announced B Series funding and named industry vet John Brennan to its board. Funding came from CIA-backed In-Q-Tel, as well as some Silver Lake Sumeru partners and other unnamed investors.

HP yokes Autonomy, Vertica together for big data push

With its new Idol 10 software, Hewlett-Packard brings together key Vertica and Autonomy technologies acquired over the last year for an assault on knotty big data problems. HP says the software can collect and analyze unstructured data including video, audio and social net feeds.

Autonomy exec says HP now a big data player

HP took a lot of flack when it decided to buy Autonomy for $10 billion, but if big data is a worthwhile investment, perhaps HP’s alleged overpayment really will pay off. Autonomy’s Nicole Egan explained to me why she thinks HP is in a good position.

HP-Autonomy deal nearly done

Autonomy’s impending acquisition by Hewlett-Packard is nearly done. The controversial $10.3 billion deal was cleared by regulators in the U.S. and Australia on Thursday, according to reports. Autonomy shareholders still have until Monday morning 10:00 a.m. U.K time to weigh in.

HP may buy Autonomy, Sell PC Business

Hewlett-Packard (s HWP) searching for a new role for itself in the post PC world is looking to sell its PC hardware business, according to Bloomberg. The company is also looking to buy enterprise search giant, Autonomy for $10 billion.