IBM acquires Databand.ai to increase biz data observability
Technology company IBM announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Databand.ai, an Israel-based data observability software provider that helps organizations fix problems with their data, for an undisclosed sum.
This is IBM’s fifth acquisition of 2022 as the company continues to bolster its hybrid cloud and AI skills and capabilities.
IBM has acquired more than 25 companies since Arvind Krishna became CEO in April 2020.
“With the addition of Databand.ai, IBM offers the most comprehensive set of observability capabilities for IT across applications, data and machine learning,” said Daniel Hernandez, general manager of data and AI at IBM.
Databand.ai’s open and extensible approach allows data engineering teams to easily integrate and gain observability into their data infrastructure.
Databand.ai features can alert data teams and engineers when the data they are using to feed an analytics system is incomplete or missing.
Companies will also have complete flexibility in how they run Databand.ai, whether as a service (SaaS) or a self-hosted software subscription, IBM said.
“You can’t protect what you can’t see, and when the data platform is ineffective, everyone is affected, including customers,” said Josh Benamram, co-founder and CEO of Databand.ai.
“Joining IBM will help us scale our software and significantly accelerate our ability to meet the evolving needs of enterprise customers,” he added.
Source: BR Atsit