Hewlett Packard Enterprise to acquire BlueData, which will significantly expand HPE’s footprint in the rapidly growing artificial intelligence and big data analytics space. The acquisition is consistent with its data-first strategy and will enable them to provide an easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to deploy machine learning, data science and analytics applications – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture according to HPE’s statement.
“BlueData has developed an innovative and effective solution to address the pain points all companies face when contemplating, implementing and deploying AI/ML and big data analytics,” said Milan Shetti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s storage and big data global business unit.
“Adding BlueData’s complementary software platform to HPE’s market-leading Apollo systems and professional services is consistent with HPE’s data-first strategy and enables our customers to extract insights from data—whether on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid architecture”, added Shetti.
HPE expects to close the deal (whose terms it did not disclose) by the end of January and plans to integrate BlueData’s software platform with its data center hardware and software solutions. The goal is to eventually sell a turnkey big data solution customers can use in their own data centers, in the cloud, or in hybrid scenarios that mix both.