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Vivisimo, an IBM Company, is a formerly privately held federated discovery and navigation software company that was acquired by IBM in May 2012 and is now an IBM company within the IBM Information Management Software brand. The Vivisimo team, which is based primarily in Pittsburgh, develops and sells software products that provide federated discovery and navigation capabilities on the web and in enterprises. Vivisimo gives organizations access to understand and navigate through vast amounts of structured and unstructured information. Vivisimo provides a single point of access to a variety of information sources, extracting relevant information and providing ad hoc analysis without moving the data. The Vivisimo approach adds to traditional approaches, such as data warehouse, by giving insight via new methods and sources.
Vivisimo was founded in 2000 by a trio of computer science researchers at Carnegie Mellon University - Chris Palmer, Jerome Pesenti, and Raul Valdes-Perez. The name was taken from the Spanish root vivo meaning "lively" or "clever," with the Spanish suffix -isimo indicating a superlative. Earlier marketing tied this to the company's older tagline, "bright, lively, and intelligent."
The company was initially funded by the founders, Innovation Works, and SBIR grants from the National Science Foundation. Its products are used by a wide variety of websites, companies, and government agencies.
On 25 April 2012, IBM announced its intention to acquire Vivisimo for an undisclosed sum. IBM announced it would incorporate Vivisimo’s technology into its big data platform. On 29 May 2012, the acquisition was completed.
Velocity is sold as an installed or hosted application to enterprises, governments, and OEMs. Vivisimo provides professional services, acknowledging that enterprise search in complex corporate environments benefits from the shared experience of similar deployments elsewhere.
Velocity's social search features allow users to contribute to organizational content by tagging, voting, annotating and sharing search results. The contributions are instantly indexed in new searches, which helps faster collaboration throughout the enterprise.
Product Awards 
- InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year - Best Enterprise Search
- InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year - Best Enterprise Search
- InfoWorld 2006 Technology of the Year - Best Enterprise Search
- Network Computing Editor's Choice - Enterprise Search Review
See also 
- Data discovery and exploration - IBM acquires Vivisimo
- IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo
- IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics
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- Ben DuPont (2007-06-25). "Analysis: Enterprise Search". Network Computing. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- Vivisimo Brings Structure to the Enterprise
- Vivisimo Velocity Races Ahead of the Search Pack
- Connection with Vivisimo