VMware snaps up big data analytics tool Log Insight

Log Insight, a big data analytics product owned by Pattern Insight, will be snapped up by VMware as it continues to acquire its way into the already-established cloud computing market.

VMware is to buy analytics platform Log Insight as part of an ongoing spending spree to bolster its offerings in the cloud and virtualization space.


Currently owned by Pattern Insight, the team and technology will make a move to VMware headquarters, the seller said in a statement.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 


Log Insight gives a looking-glass view at cloud computing services by supplying providers with monitoring data on cloud and virtualized environments. It helps cloud operators examine the vast data that gets kicked out from such processes. It analyzes data in real-time and discovers patterns that can lead administrators to the root of problems as and when they arise.

Intel, Motorola, and Qualcomm are named customers of the service.

Pattern Insight chief executive and co-founder, Spiros Xanthos, said in a blog post that VMware is "ideally positioned" of the two most important trends in IT: virtualization and cloud computing, and the firm was "very excited" to work with VMware on moving forwards.

VMware continues to push for its own cloud offering to rival Amazon, Google, and Microsoft's offerings in the already well-established space. 

The virtualization giant acquired DynamicOps for between $100-150 million and Nicira for $1.05 billion last month as it continued its push into the Amazon, Google, and Microsoft dominated market. 

As for Pattern Insight, it will focus on its one and remaining product -- Code Assurance -- which searches source code and "eliminate[s] defects" and eases the quality assurance process.