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Apple acquires Hyderabad-based machine learning startup Tuplejump

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

US smartphone maker Apple Inc. has acquired Tuplejump - a Hyderabad-based startup. The machine learning startup helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its software.

Tuplejump was co-founded in 2013 by Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu. The third co-founder Deepak Alur joined Anaplan - a cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance.

As per a TechCrunch report, Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree and recently bought two well-known startups Perceptio and Turi.

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," a company spokesperson told TechCrunch.

A report in Venturebeat says, "Apple was particularly interested in "FiloDB" - an opensource project that Tuplejump was building to efficiently apply machine learning concepts and analytics to complex data."

"...The Tuplejump team was well acquainted with open source big data tools such as the Apache Spark processing engine, the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, and the Apache Kafka distributed high-throughput publish-subscribe messaging system."

Tuplejump's website has been shut down following the acquisition by Apple.

First published: 23 September 2016, 1:14 IST