VMware Acquires Big Data Analytics Tool Log Insight

By Ershad Kaleebullah, 8-Aug-2012

Intel, Motorola and Qualcomm are some of the big name customers of Log Insight.

VMware has snapped up Big Data Analytics tool Log Insight, a product of Pattern Insight. Pattern Insight stated that the team and technology will make a move to VMware headquarters.

Spiros Xanthos, CEO and co-founder of Pattern Insight, said in a blogpost, "Ever since we started Pattern Insight, our vision has been to change how people search, mine and analyze their vast amounts of IT and Engineering data. Log Insight, a log analytics product, is the culmination of our efforts aiming at management and real time operational analytics for IT data regardless of scale. Today, I am very pleased to announce that Log Insight, together with its technology and team, have been acquired by VMware. We are very excited for the opportunity to accelerate our vision and maximize the impact of our technology."

Log Insight combines analytics and log management technology and has the ability to analyze vast amounts of machine-generated data in real time. In the same blogpost Spiros Xanthos Mware also said, "VMware is ideally positioned in the middle of two of the most important shifts in IT in the recent years, virtualization and Cloud Computing. It therefore provides the perfect home for Log Insight and the team to continue innovating."

Intel, Motorola and Qualcomm are some of the big name customers of Log Insight. The financial details of the deal have not yet been revealed. 

The virtualization leader also acquired OpenFlow Pioneer Nicira for $1.26B, two weeks ago.

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