Three weeks after the Cisco announced a massive $28B acquisition of Splunk, investors still seem less than enthused about the deal.
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Cisco has a reputation of building the company through acquisitions, but it has tended to stay away from the really huge ones. That changed this morning when the company announced it was acquiring Spl
Let’s examine Salesforce, Wix and Splunk one by one to understand why Starboard Value thinks that each one is failing to meet its true potential.
It’s long been known that security is not a problem that companies, even large corporations, can solve on their own. It takes a community working together to battle the kinds of problems that compan
Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.
We’ve long documented the challenges that DevOps and operations teams in specific areas like security face these days when it comes to data observability: A wide range of services across the lan
Improving the efficiency of your software engineering team has many advantages, prime among which is the ability to make up for problems in other areas.
How a founder and a CEO work through points of tension could help determine the ultimate success of a company.
Databases are growing at an exponential rate these days, and so when it comes to real-time data observability, organizations are often fighting a losing battle if they try to run analytics or any obse
TruEra, a startup that offers an AI quality management solution to optimize, explain and monitor machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B round led by Menlo V
A half-dozen enterprise stocks reported earnings, but with the world in turmoil this week, the stock market gave them kind of a rough reception.
Cybersecurity continues to be a pernicious and complex problem, for enterprises, and today a company that’s building a multi-faceted toolkit to help them address it better is announcing a big ro
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record note
Applications networking company F5 has announced it’s acquiring Threat Stack, a Boston-based cloud security and compliance startup, for $68 million. The deal, which comes months after F5 bought mult
Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast-forward to almost exactly one year later and a lot has changed for
Cribl is developing unified data pipelines, called “observability pipelines,” to parse and route any type of data that flows through a corporate IT system.
Automation will displace 85 million jobs while simultaneously creating 97 million new jobs by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Although that sounds like good news, the hard reality is that
Simpplr, a modern platform for building intranet sites (or “employee communications and enablement platforms,” as the company calls it), today announced that it has raised a $32 million Se
Seattle-based Edge Delta, a startup that is building a modern distributed monitoring stack that is competing directly with industry heavyweights like Splunk, New Relic and Datadog, today announced tha