Feeds

Netezza buys analytics mystery house

Byzantine buy

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Data warehouse appliance maker Netezza is buying an enigmatic analytics firm based in North Carolina, NuTech Solutions.

Specifically what NuTech produces is rousingly vague based on its website. A few telephone calls later, and we only know they make extremely complex analytical programs that are — thanks guys — really hard to understand.

Netezza, meanwhile, is pleased about adding the firm's analytic voodoo to its own appliances. The company announced it would depend on that sort of technology back in September 2007, and the acquisition is meant to back up that vision.

NuTech says its customers include Ford, General Motors, Southwest Airlines, Procter & Gamble, NASA, the Polish Air Force Academy, NASDAQ, and some other big names. That's a pretty impressive list.

The company will continue to operate as an independent division of Netezza, according to the release.

Some of the technology described on NuTech's website seems pretty out there. Here are a couple confounding highlights:

They do "Fuzzy Systems," which "consist of a variety of concepts and techniques for representing and inferring knowledge that is imprecise, uncertain, or unreliable."

NuView also gets its kicks "...genetically breeding a population of computer programs using the principle of Darwinian natural selection and biologically inspired operations. To search the space of possible computer programs for the best one, a population of executable computer programs is created which compete against each other. The weak programs die and the strong programs reproduce to form a new generation of better programs."

Also, their logo is a Sierpiński triangle. Maybe that should have warned us we were jumping into the rabbit hole here. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay
Goog Wallet apparently also spurned in NFC lockdown
IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!
Don't be so sure, so-surers
Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?
China's Memblaze says they've got it in PCIe. Yow
Microsoft brings the CLOUD that GOES ON FOREVER
Sky's the limit with unrestricted space in the cloud
This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO
If the web giants need it to work, hey, maybe it'll work
'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage
Friday night LIVE? Nope. The only thing streaming are tears down my face
Google roolz! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub
Take my temperature, I'm feeling a little bit dizzy
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.