HPE to acquire BlueData for AI and big data boost

Written by NTN staff

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to purchase BlueData, a provider of software that transforms how enterprises deploy AI and big data analytics.

The deal expands HPE’s offerings to allow its customers to extract insights from data, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture. BlueData, founded in 2012, enables accelerated insights from AI and big data with their as-a-service platform, expanding HPE’s offerings in rapidly growing markets

BlueData’s software platform uses container technology to make it simpler and more cost-effective to deploy large-scale machine learning and big data analytics environments. By seamlessly combining BlueData’s software platform with HPE’s existing software-defined infrastructure, HPE can help customers accelerate their digital transformation by providing an all-encompassing and easy-to-implement solution for AI/ML and big data analytics.

With this container-based solution, customers can improve agility for their data science teams and potentially reduce their infrastructure costs significantly, the companies said.

The acquisition is expected to close within HPE’s first fiscal quarter, ending January 31, 2019.