IBM has acquired SRD, a privately held company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and provider of identity resolution software. SRD's operations will be integrated into IBM's Information Management software organization and SRD products will be immediately available from IBM. Financial details were not disclosed.
The acquisition of SRD software should serve to strengthen IBM's middleware portfolio via its multidimensional approach to analytics that extends the capabilities of identity-based applications. The combination provides value to business partners who deliver business intelligence and other applications that might require a single customer view, fraud detection, or customer relationship management across industries such as government, banking, insurance, and healthcare. The SRD technology also complements IBM's open computing approach through its ability to work with both IBM and non-IBM data sources, including Oracle and Microsoft databases, enabling customers to integrate it with their existing technology infrastructure. The technology is based on both SQL the Java industry standard J2EE, allowing developers to more easily develop, deploy and maintain analytical business applications.