Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought the MapR for an undisclosed sum, saying that it would make a major difference in their current pursuit of data analytics. Big Data analytics companies have unique filling system technology based on analytics and machine learning solutions for the complete enterprise. MapR provides several products for various enterprises but at the core of them, they have proprietary file systems that make life easier for the enterprises with analytics build across a vast amount of heterogeneous data stored in the variety of environments.
MapR’s filing system technology that enables HPE to offer the complete portfolio of products to drive the required Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics applications and strengthen the ability to assist the enterprises in managing the customers along with their data assets end to end. Making the deployment of analytics or machine learning tools easier for enterprises will be a major focus for businesses with strategic solutions for HPE. HPE earlier had acquired BlueData that improves the data solution by simplifying the deployment for the complete tool themselves; the MapR deal is built on that effort providing a better way to manage the complete infrastructure that stores data these tools are actually using both customers own data centers and public cloud.
MapR that started as a vendor platform by using Apache Hadoop, designed to make Hadoop easier for adoption in the enterprise. MapR then built its own file system that is much more flexible and scalable based on the alternative that can be used instead of the Hadoop’s HDFS. The biggest competitors for the MapR provided solutions include Cloudera and Hortonworks that have recently been merged into a single company with the goal of building an end to end enterprise data platform, MapR’s investors include Google Capital, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Qualcomm Venture among the others.