Going by the current trends in the industry, both Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics have a key role to play in the economy. The combination of BI and Data Analytics is a massive force driving the transformation of all businesses today.
Fact Check: As per an industry report, the global analytics of things market was USD 8.1 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach approximately USD 56.8 billion by 2025.
AI ML and Predictive Analytics make this transformation sustainable with numerous advantages added to the whole process of data wrangling and reprocessing. Taking a massive step toward bringing AI ML and analytics within the realm of modern BI, global leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it has acquired the business assets of MapR.
Massive Impetus into Business Intelligence Economy Triggered by AI ML Technology
Recently, Salesforce had acquired Tableau while Google closed its deal with Looker. Both deals highlight the BI growth influenced by new advancing technologies in AI ML, Virtualization, Big Data Analytics, Visualization, and Cloud Computing.
With this transaction, HPE will own MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management. The latest acquisition would enable HPE to deliver AI-driven experiences to its customers by driving new business models. The company also plans to expand ideas into creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing operational efficiency today and into the future.
At the time of this announcement, Antonio Neri, President, and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise said –
“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.”
Antonio added, “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.”
This asset acquisition accelerates HPE’s Intelligent Data Platform capabilities and helps customers optimize workload solutions for mission-critical big-data workflows – whether they are cloud-native or on-premises.
Next-Gen Data Platforms Can’t Run without AI/ML Expertise
The MapR Data Platform helps deliver the foundation for a Next-Generation edge-to-cloud AI/ML and Analytics data pipeline by:
- Extending BlueData capabilities for stateful container-based applications. The combination of the BlueData and MapR technologies can empower data scientists and data analysts to stitch together AI/ML and analytics data pipelines in minutes across on-premises, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments.
- Enabling storage and consumption of data by a broader set of AI/ML and analytics data, engines, applications, and tools from ISV partners. MapR allows for multiple workloads in the same environment and offers expansive APIs for easy access.
- Ensuring a consistent approach to secure, govern, protect, and orchestrate data up to exabyte scale across the AI/ML and analytics data pipeline. MapR handles a variety of data types from files and streams to documents.
- Simplifying AI/ML and analytics data management and processing from edge to cloud. MapR multi-cloud and container support ensure seamless portability of applications across disparate environments running MapR Data Platform.
“At HPE, we are working to simplify our customers’ and partners’ adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” said Phil Davis, President, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Phil added, “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.”
Leading enterprises across industries such as financial services, manufacturing, and consumer technology, use the MapR Data Platform to power their Digital Transformation initiatives and unlock business value. These companies have been able to move more quickly, grow revenue, reduce costs, and diminish risk.
MapR has a rich ecosystem of partners that spans resellers, independent software vendors and system integrators in the AI/ML and analytics market. HPE will add these partners, as appropriate, and continue to offer choice through a broad ecosystem that includes many other data-centric ISVs.
Currently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze, and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud.