Appen Buys Figure Eight for $300M

Data annotation company Appen was seeking to expand its operations and it found that the San Francisco-based Figure Eight was a perfect fit. Appen will pay $175 million in cash immediately for Figure 8 with another $125 million forthcoming if Figure Eight meets...

Racktop Raises $15M in Series A

Racktop Systems is a startup that believes that the best comprehensive solution to data breaches is an architecture that combines data security and fast data transfer performance. Rackstop relies on transparent data movement that allows data to seamlessly move in the...

Qlik Buys Attunity for $560M

Data analytics provider Qlik has splashed out $560 million to acquire big-data analytics firm Attunity. The deal is expected to reach completion in the second quarter of the year. Here is an excerpt from a report posted in Database Trends and Applications: Building on...