Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired BlueData Software. The startup creates solutions that make it easier for companies to use artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics tools. The agreement should be concluded by the end of January, says Silicon Angle.

BlueData sells a platform called EPIC. EPIC should simplify the deployment of distributed data processing applications. Initially focused solely on analytics software such as Hadoop, the company has recently extended its capabilities to machine learning frameworks.

Setting up such workloads requires special skills and can take a lot of time in a large-scale deployment because of their complexity. BlueData states that EPIC can shorten the process to just a few minutes. It offers pre-configured versions of popular AI and analytics applications contained in software containers to accelerate deployment.

Software containers make it possible for applications to run seamlessly on different types of infrastructure. EPIC uses this feature to allow companies to place their workloads both on-premise and in the public cloud. The platform also offers automation possibilities for the handling of daily tasks. The combination of these features allows customers to reduce their deployment costs by 75 percent, according to BlueData itself.

HPE

The platform is a valuable addition to HPE’s portfolio. The company focuses on machine learning, analytics and containers, especially in the context of better supporting the growing number of enterprise customers that embrace hyride cloud infrastructures.

The aim is to integrate EPIC into the Apollo server family. This series consists of machines specifically designed to run analytics workloads and other data-intensive workloads. “Our vision was to create an infrastructure software platform like VMware for data-intensive distributed applications,” said BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti. Sreekanti is very pleased to see his company’s idea and vision become part of a Silicon Valley pioneer like HPE.

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