VMware (VMW) is buying Log Insight, a product that delivers real-time analysis of machine data,...

|By:, SA News Editor

VMware (VMW) is buying Log Insight, a product that delivers real-time analysis of machine data, from startup Pattern Insight. The purchase makes VMware a rival to Splunk (SPLK), the current leader in this space, and perhaps also Tibco (TIBX), which bought a log data hardware/software firm in April. Last month, it was reported VMware and parent EMC are thinking of spinning off their cloud services and big data assets into a separate company. (VMware/Cetas)