History of Business Analytics

1995 June Oracle acquires Information Resources Express-software
1996 October Microsoft acquires Panorama OLAP technology, rebranding to Analysis Services
  November Applix acquires TM1 Software (Sinper Corporation)
1998 May Arbor Software (Olap-vendor, Essbase) acquires Hyperion, rebranding of merger to Hyperion
  December SPSS acquires Clementine, datamining technology
    Cognos acquires Relational Matters, ETL Technology which became DecisionStream
1999 February Brio acquires Sqribe, production reporting technology
  June Oracle acquires Darwin, Datamining technology
2000 February Great Plains acquires FRX Software, financial reporting technology
  March Cognos acquires Lex 2000, which became Cognos Finance
  June SAS acquires DataFlux, data quality software
  August Accrue acquires Pilot from Platinum Equity Holdings
  September Gemplus acquires SLP InfoWare, scoring & Analytical CRM technology
    Accrue Software acquires Pilot Software, business intelligence technology
  December SPSS acquires Showcase, an AS/400 Business Intelligence specialist
2001 January NetIQ acquires WebTrends Corporation, website analytics technology
    Informix Business Solutions, an operating company of Informix Corporation, announces it has changed its name to Ascential Software
  March Ascential acquires Vality, data quality technology
    SAS acquires Intrinsic, Operational CRM technology, following the merger of Intrinsic with Marketic not going through
    SAP acquires Toptier, BI & portal technology
  June Microsoft acquires Israelian Maximal Innovative Intelligence and rebrands their OLAP viewer as Data Analyzer
  October SPSS acquires CustomerCentric Solutions (former Netgenesis), web analytics technology
  November Ascential Software acquires Torrent Systems, high end data integration technology
2002 January Open Ratings acquires Gentia Software, business intelligence technology
    Peoplesoft acquires Annuncio, marketing automation solutions
  February SPSS acquires Lexiquest, text mining technology
  March Ascential acquires Vality, data quality technology
    SAS acquires ABC Technologies, activity based costing/management technology
  April Lawson acquires Keyola, event driven Business Intelligence technology
    Ascential Software acquires the rights for MetaRecon, data profiling technology from Metagenix
  May FairIsaac merges with HNC Software, predictive analytics & analytical CRM solutions
    Pilot Software Acquisition Corporation repurchases Pilot Software from Accrue
  June SPSS acquires Netexs, OLAP technology
  July Business Objects acquires Acta Technology, ETL-technology
  November SAS acquires Verbind, Analytical CRM technology
2003 January Cognos acquires Adaytum, planning software
    DataMirror acquires SmartSales, sales force automation solutions
  March Hyperion acquires Alcar, financial modeling expertise
  April Group 1 software acquires Sagent Technology, smaller BI vendor
  July Geac acquires Comshare, Budgeting & Consolidation software
    Business Objects acquires Crystal Decisions, production reporting specialist
    Hyperion acquires Brio Software, business intelligence (query, reporting & analysis) technology
  August Ascential Software acquires Mercator Software, real-time integration technology
    Pervasive acquires Data Junction, data integration technology
  September Informatica acquires Striva, mainframe data integration technology
  October Systems Union Group acquires MIS AG, German BI vendor
    CDC Software acquires Executive Suite from CIP-Global ApS
  November SPSS acquires Data Distilleries, analytical CRM
2004 February Harte-Hanks acquires Avellino Technologies, data profiling technology
  May Microsoft acquires ActiveViews
  July IBM acquires Alphablox
    Hyperion acquires QIQ Solutions, dashboarding software
  August Cognos acquires Frango, European Consolidation specialist
  September Sage acquires IntelligentApps, UK based vendor of MS Analysis Services add-on
2005 January Activant Solutions acquires Speedware (Media)
  March IBM acquires Ascential, leading ETL-vendor
  June Cartesis acquires Inea Corporation, Planning software
  July Business Objects acquires SRC Software, Planning & Budgeting software
    Similarity Systems acquires Evoke Software, data quality software
    Oracle acquires ProfitLogic, Retail Profit Optimisation Software
    Coda acquires Simple Concepts AB, Consolidation & Treasury Software
  September Oracle acquires Siebel (Siebel Analytics)
  October Business Objects acquires Infommersion, data visualisation software (XCelsius)
2006 January Actuate acquires performancesoft (PBViews)
    Business Objects acquires Firstlogic, data quality software
    Informatica acquires Similarity Systems
  April Microsoft acquires ProClarity
  May Hyperion acquires Upstream, financial data quality management
  June Applix acquires Temtec (Executive Viewer)
  August Infor acquires Extensity (Geac) and Systems Union (MIS Decisionware)
  September Business Objects acquires ALG Software (Armstrong Laing Limited), ABC software vendor
  October OpenText acquires Hummingbird for its Enterprise Content Management Solutions
  November Business Objects acquires Nsite Software, a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) provider
2007 January Cognos acquires Celequest, operational dashboarding software
    Hyperion acquires Decisioneering, Crystalball risk analysis software
  February SAP acquires Pilot Software, operational performance management
  March Oracle acquires Hyperion, leading CPM vendor
  April Business Objects acquires Cartesis, leading consolidation vendor
  May SAP AG acquires Outlooksoft, CPM - vendor
    Tibco acquires Spotfire
    RocketSoftware (enterprise infrastructure products) acquires CorVu Corporation
  July IBM acquires DataMirror
  September Cognos acquires Applix (TM1), CPM vendor
    Business Objects acquires Fuzzy Informatik, data quality software
    Exact Software acquires Longview Solutions, CPM vendor
  October SAP AG acquires Business Objects, complete Performance Management suite
  November IBM acquires Cognos, complete Performance Management suite
2008 March
SAS Institute acquires Teragram Corporation, natural language processing
2009 May
IBM acquires Exeros, data discovery software
IBM acquires SPSS, advanced anaytics software
Informatica acquires Agent Logic, data-driven event management software
2010 January
Oracle acquires Silver Creek Systems, Datalens, product Master Data software
Informatica acquires Siperian, Master Data Management software
SAS acquires Memex, law enforcement and national security software
IBM acquires Coremetrics, Web analytics software
EMC acquires Plumtree, datawarehousing database technology
IBM acquires Netezza, Datawarehousing Appliances
IBM acquires Clarity Systems, Financial Reporting & Compliance and Planning & Budgeting software
IBM acquires Open Pages, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions
2011 February
HP acquires Vertica, Analytic, high-performance RDBMS systems
2013 September
SAP acquires KXEN, predictive analytics technology