HPE acquires Ampool to strengthen its Ezmeral software business
HPE on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Ampool, maker of a data platform designed to increase Structured Query Language (SQL) processing speeds at scale. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
HPE said Ampool will join its Ezmeral software business to help accelerate Ezmeral analysis execution for interactive SQL workloads and to strengthen its ability to handle data-intensive workloads.
Launched last year, HPE Ezmeral runs and controls applications and data, and also powers HPE GreenLake cloud services such as machine learning operations and containerization. HPE exited the software game in 2017 after its $ 8.8 billion software portfolio merged with Micro Focus, but the launch of Ezmeral marked the return of the company’s software efforts.
As for Ampool, HPE said the acquisition will bring key technology components and open source expertise that will expand Ezmeral’s portfolio and strengthen HPE’s investment, focus and execution towards IP-rich open source capability. for the Ezmeral software line. .
Over time, HPE has stated that Ampool’s technology will be transformed into a set of SQL acceleration services made available through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform.
“Our next focus area is to support SQL runtime environments, in particular open source Presto as well as the best ISV products for fast, interactive and ad hoc analysis use cases,” said HPE blog post. “The Ampool team brings expertise and open source technology to provide a caching layer to manage speed. The use of several ephemeral container-based SQL compute engines, such as Presto and Spark, introduces the need to store and manage persistent metadata externally. Ampool has deep expertise in creating a shared metadata catalog with role-based access control, which provides a consistent view of the different primary data sources. “