According to Apple spokesperson, the US tech giant buys small and interesting tech companies from time to time. This time it's a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup Tuplejump which is acquired by the tech giant. Tuplejump was founded in 2013. It helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software.
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 also built an open source search indexing system called 'Stargate' that works with data stored in Cassandra and relies on the fundamentals of the Apache Lucene full-text search software.
Following the acquisition,Tuplejump's official website has been shut down. While Tuplejump's two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple, third co-founder, Deepak Alur joined Anaplan -- a Cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for sales,operations and finance.
Reportedly,Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree and recently bought two well-known startups Perceptio and Turi.