US tech giant Apple Inc. has acquired its third machine learning company. After buying Perceptio last year and Turi just a few months ago, Apple has now taken over the Hyderabad-based machine learning company Tuplejump. A small startup that focused on simplifying data management techniques and creating tools to make it easy for companies to deal with large quantities of data.
I’m sure most of you haven’t heard of Tuplejump? That’s okay, I also had a little knowledge about this not-so-big company founded in 2013. The two co-founders of this company have already joined Apple, while the third one has joined Anaplan, a cloud-based business modeling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance.
Apple confirmed the acquisition of Tuplejump with its standard statement, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Well, I guess this is the secret behind their success story.
I read the other day that Apple was particularly interested in an open source project named ‘FiloDB’ that Tuplejump was developing to efficiently apply machine learning concepts and analytics to huge amount of complex data right as it streamed in. It appears FiloDB will continue as an open source project.