Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires AI infrastructure company BlueData

Published:
November 27, 2018
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Artificial intelligence
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by Cole McCollum
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The acquisition comes as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which offers IT products like servers and server management software, looks to build out its AI/ML and big data infrastructure offerings. BlueData provides virtualization software for on-prem, cloud, and hybrid architectures that ties together containers and data tools like Hadoop, Spark, and TensorFlow to simplify large-scale analytics deployments. The company claims that its software also increases server utilization by up to 350% by sharing resources across applications. Clients should view the acquisition positively and monitor new offerings from HPE for simplified big data and AI deployments, particularly for on-prem and hybrid architectures.

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