Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its acquisition of MapR business assets. MapR began as a company focused on providing a cloud data platform. They extended their message into Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), claiming to be good support for data sources needed in those arenas. In addition to the cloud, they focused on a container message for scalability. They had some early backing, but that backing wall pulled earlier this year.
Phil Davis, president, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said in the press release, “MapR’s enterprise-grade file system and cloud-native storage services complement HPE’s BlueData container platform strategy and will allow us to provide a unique value proposition for customers. We are pleased to welcome MapR’s world-class team to the HPE family.”
The press release also focused on the partners in the AI/ML and analytics markets more than it did on the technologies.
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