musings and one liners

IBM Netezza Update

Analyst reactions to yesterday’s announcement of IBM acquiring Netezza are now coming in. Here’s Forrester’s Yuhanna on IBM Buying Netezza, Sending Clear Shot Across Oracle’s Bow, and there’s Curt Monash with Some thoughts on the announcement that IBM is buying Netezza. Curt also spells out that there’s a breakup fee of around 3%, meaning somebody else could still snap Netezza from IBM, similar to what happened to Dell with 3PAR.