IBM further consolidated its Information Server suite with the acquisition of Canada-based real-time data-integration software vendor DataMirror.

A quote from article at InternetNews:

“The combination of DataMirror technology and IBM information management software will help customers bring real-time data analysis closer to actual business processes, allowing them to be more competitive and to generate more value from their information,” Ambuj Goyal, general manager of IBM Information Management, said in a statement.

The technology will aid in capturing, altering, and deleting data in real time as it shuttles through various processes across multiple systems. DataMirror will be merged with IBM’s Information Management software unit.

More news scoops:

IBM boosts business info with DataMirror buy (VNUnet)

IBM to acquire DataMirror for $161 million (InformationWeek)

IBM nets real-time capabilities with DataMirror buy (InfoWorld | IDG News Service)

The acquisition is more in sync with the Big Blue’s latest move to acquire niche players (acquisition of WatchFire and Telelogic). Do you feel IBM’s renewed focus in the Information Management field will pay off?