In Pictures: IT deal book of 2013

Our running list of mergers and acquisitions

Category: Data Analytics

Buyer: Actian

Acquisition: Pervasive Software

Why: Actian, formerly Ingres, is looking to beef up its offerings in the area of "big data" with the purchase of Pervasive Software, which sells software for data management and analysis. Based in Austin, Texas, Pervasive sells analytics software including Data Rush. Actian claims over 10,000 customers that use its software products such as Action Apps to manage large volumes of data.

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