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HPE Buys AI, Big Data Software Vendor BlueData

November 27, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will buy BlueData in a move to expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and big data offerings. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, which is expected to close by Jan. 31, 2019. Founded in 2012, BlueData makes a software platform that uses Docker containers to make it easier for companies to deploy large-scale machine learning and big data analytics environments. It’s based in Santa Clara, California, and has raised $39 million in three funding rounds. HPE says BlueData’s platform will complement its high-density Apollo servers, which are designed for big-data workloads, and related professional services. The two companies first partnered in 2016 to run BlueData software on top of HPE’s infrastructure.