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Here Is Why Apple Acquired The Indian Startup, Tuplejump

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Published on September 23rd, 2016

Apple has acquired Tuplejump, a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software.

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According to Tech Crunch, Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree. After buying Perceptio at the end of 2015 and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now acquired an India/US-based machine learning team, Tuplejump.

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

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Founded in 2013, Tuplejump’s two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple while third co-founder, Deepak Alur, joined Anaplan — a Cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance.

Haven’t heard of Tuplejump? Tuplejump’s website has been taken down following the acquisition; however, the about us page through Wayback Machine says.

A few years ago people realised that the volume of data that businesses generate was becoming unwieldy. A new set of technologies to handle this huge amounts of data cropped up. We were one of the early adopters of these ‘big-data’ technologies. Having helped Fortune 500 companies adopt these technologies we quickly realised how complicated they were and how much simpler they could get.

Thus started our quest to simplify data management technologies and make them extremely simple to use. We are building technology that is simple to use, scalable and will allow people to ask difficult questions on huge datasets.

But the real reason of this acquisition is that Apple was particularly interested in “FiloDB”, an opensource project that Tuplejump was building to efficiently apply machine learning concepts and analytics to massive amounts of complex data right as it streamed in.

 

tim-cook_apple-ceoIn May, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company’s first development centre in Hyderabad to work on Apple Maps during his visit to the country.

Source: Tech Crunch