Arik Hesseldahl

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Hewlett-Packard to Acquire Data Analytics Firm Vertica

Hewlett-Packard said today it had reached an agreement to acquire Vertica, a privately held, real-time analytics platform company based in Billerica, Mass. HP said Vertica will enhance its capabilities in real-time business analytics for large and complex sets of data. HP expects the acquisition to close in the second quarter of its fiscal year 2011. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik