Enterprise IT Company HPE Acquires AI and Big Data Solutions Provider BlueData
November 29, 2018
Enterprise IT company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ‘Big Data’ solutions provider BlueData, Inc. (BlueData). HPE has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, United States. The company is a globally recognizable brand that helps customers “use technology to turn ideas into value”. Formerly part of Hewlett Packard Inc. (HP), HPE is a result of the company’s repositioning and reorganization in November 2015. The split gave HPE a focus on providing servers, storage, networking, consulting, and financial services. Acquiring and absorbing BlueData technology to HPE’s AI/ML and big data analytics solutions is “consistent with HPE’s data-first strategy”.
BlueData, which has headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States, was established in 2012. The company’s focus is “transforming how enterprises deploy AI, machine learning, data science, and big data analytics applications”. Its infrastructure software platform can be used on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid architecture, and utilizes BlueData’s proprietary solutions in conjunction with ‘Docker’ containers to offer cost-effective deployment of Spark, Kafka, TensorFlow, Hadoop, and other AI / ML / DL and big data analytics tools. Financial aspects of the acquisition were not released.
“I know our team is looking forward to fully integrating BlueData’s leading technology into HPE’s portfolio of solutions,” explained Milan Shetti, GM, Storage And Big Data Business Group on HPE’s website. “We expect to close the deal within HPE’s fiscal first quarter, which ends January 31, 2019. Together, HPE and BlueData can help our customers harness the power of their data with a solution that makes it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to deploy AI/ML and big data analytics”.