HPE Buys MapR, Expanding its Portfolio for AI, Machine Learning, and Analytics

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired the business assets of MapR, a data platform for AI and analytics applications powered by scale-out, multi-cloud, and multi-protocol file system technology. 

This transaction includes MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in AI and machine learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management. 

“The explosion of data is creating a new era of intelligence where the winners will be the ones who harness the power of data, wherever it lives,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in a statement released by the company.  “MapR’s file system technology enables HPE to offer a complete portfolio of products to drive artificial intelligence and analytics applications and strengthens our ability to help customers manage their data assets end to end, from edge to cloud.”

According to HPE, the asset acquisition accelerates its Intelligent Data Platform capabilities and helps customers optimize workload solutions for mission-critical big-data workflows—whether they are cloud-native or on-premise.

The MapR Data Platform helps deliver the foundation for a next-generation edge-to-cloud AI/ML and analytics data pipeline by extending BlueData capabilities for stateful container-based applications. The combination of the BlueData (acquired in 2018) and MapR technologies can empower data scientists and data analysts to stitch together AI/ML and analytics data pipelines in minutes across on-premise, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments.

The acquisition also enables storage and consumption of data by a broader set of AI/ML and analytics data, engines, applications, and tools from ISV partners, since allows for multiple workloads in the same environment and offers APIs for easy access.

Simplifying AI/ML and analytics data management and processing from edge to cloud, MapR multi-cloud and container support also ensure seamless portability of applications across disparate environments running MapR Data Platform, according to HPE.

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