Apple buys India/US-based machine learning startup Tuplejump

By : |September 23, 2016 0

Apple has acquired India/US based machine learning startup Tuplejump to strengthen its expertise in machine learning, reports TechCrunch.

While Apple hasn’t officially released a statement about the whole development, the company gave its signature answer in response to a query- “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

CIOL Apple buys India/US-based machine learning startup Tuplejump

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Tuplejump was founded in 2013 by Rohit Rai, Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu and Deepak Alur and helps companies to store, process and visualise big data. Tuplejump’s website has now shut down and founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu has joined Apple, as indicated by their LinkedIn profiles. Third co-founder Deepak Alur has joined Premji Invest-backed Anaplan as engineering head.

Tuplejump’s most important project, one that probably grabbed Apple’s eyes is a program called “FiloDB”. This open-source project applies machine learning concepts and analytics to massive amounts of complex data right as it is streamed in. And it seems as if this service is here to stay and shake things up. Apparently, the project has now been pushed to its own repository.

This is Apple’s third acquisition in artificial intelligence segment in last two years. The Cupertino giant bought deep learning company Perceptio in October last year and recently acquired another machine learning company Turi.