Analysis

Pentaho Brings Ad Hoc Analytics to Apple iPad

Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, today announced the availability of a new Pentaho plug-in bringing interactive analytics to Apple iPad business users. More than 1 million iPad's have already been sold in the U.S., and it is increasingly being adopted by demanding and mobile professionals world-wide.

Pentaho provide to these users an easy and intuitive way to create new analytical reports from scratch, as well as navigate and access existing business intelligence information from the iPad. The Pentaho plug-in for the iPad is available for download at www.pentaho.com/iPad..

SAP to acquire Sybase, inc. to Accelerate the Reach of SAP® Solutions across Mobile Platforms

SAP and Sybase today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase, Inc., in a transaction that will bring the two information technology (IT) leaders together to enable companies to become better-run “unwired enterprises.” As a result of this transaction, customers will be able to better harness today’s explosion of data and deliver information and insight in real time to business consumers wherever they work so they can make faster, more informed decisions. Companies will benefit from greater productivity, speed and agility to help their businesses grow. Under the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, SAP America, Inc., will make an all cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Sybase common stock at $65.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $5.8 billion.

The per share purchase price represents a 44% premium over the three-month average stock price of Sybase. The transaction will be funded from SAP’s cash on hand and a €2.75 billion loan facility arranged and underwritten by Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank..