Alibaba Buys Big Data Firm Data Artisans for $103 Million

Further afield: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has spent $103 million to acquire Berlin-based open source data tech vendor Data Artisans. It’s interesting on several levels: Alibaba doing a deal in Europe; Alibaba competing with Amazon in cloud services; and another big deal for open source tech. Plenty for all you sheep to chew on.