HPE buys MapR, aims to extend portfolio for AI, machine learning, analytics

Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE, said MapR's file system technology can round out its analytics portfolio.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it has acquired the assets of MapR, including its technology, intellectual property, and tools for analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

HPE said it would support existing MapR deployments as well as ongoing renewals. HPE also said it would continue to support MapR's partner ecosystem. 

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

For HPE, MapR can bring more know-how in big data and workflows for AI deployments and machine learning. Antonio Neri, CEO of HPE, said MapR's file system technology could round out its analytics portfolio. HPE is betting that it can grow by harnessing data flows from the cloud to edge computing

The big data space has been consolidating as Cloudera and Hortonworks merged with plans to launch the Cloudera Data Platform. Salesforce also bought Tableau and deals have picked up in recent months

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HPE said it plans to use the MapR Data Platform to extend its BlueData analytics tools, leverage the company's APIs for its data storage efforts, and govern and manage processing.

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