HPE Acquires MapR's Business Assets to Strengthen its Intelligent Data Platform

CIOReviewindia Team | Friday, 09 August 2019, 12:15 IST

HPE Acquires MapR's Business Assets to Strengthen its Intelligent Data Platform

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has further accelerated its Intelligent Data Platform capabilities by acquiring the business assets of MapR, a leading data platform for artificial intelligence and analytics applications, powered by scale-out, multi-cloud and multi-protocol file system technology.  With the access to MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management, HPE plans to further help customers optimize workload solutions irrespective of a cloud-native or on-premises.

“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, 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,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Building a foundation for a next-generation edge-to-cloud AI/ML and analytics data pipeline, MapR extends BlueData capabilities for stateful container-based applications, enables storage and consumption of data by a broader set of AI/ML and analytics data, engines, applications, and tools from ISV partners, ensures a consistent approach to secure, govern, protect, and orchestrate data up to exabyte scale across the AI/ML and analytics data pipeline and simplifies AI/ML and analytics data management and processing from edge to cloud.  

“At HPE, we are working to simplify our customers’ and partners’ adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning, 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,” said Phil Davis, President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The MapR Data Platform is being used by most of the leading enterprises across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, and consumer technology to power their digital transformation initiatives, unlock business value, grow revenue, reduce costs, and diminish risk. HPE will add MapR’s rich ecosystem of partners which spans across resellers, independent software vendors and system integrators in the AI/ML and analytics market, and also offer range of choices through a broad ecosystem of many other data-centric ISVs.