HPE acquires Ampool to strengthen Ezmeral software business

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired data analytics firm Ampool to boost Structured Query Language (SQL) processing speeds at scale. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition. 

The US based data platform maker,  Ampool has developed a data platform for data engineers and business analysts that delivers a cloud-native, high-performance structured query language (SQL) analytics engine. HPE said Ampool will join its Ezmeral portfolio to support in accelerating Ezmeral’s analytics runtime for interactive SQL workloads. 

HPE Ezmeral is expected to enhance quality, throughput, repeatability, and time to value for its customers’ artificial intelligence/machine learning, analytics, as well as data-intensive workloads. According to HPE. the addition of Ampool’s team to Ezmeral gains new expertise for delivering open source SQL cloud service on premises and hybrid cloud, addressing the need for modernised SQLs. 

HPE vice president Anant Chintamaneni, in the company blog, wrote, “The acquisition builds on this strategy by adding Ampool’s technology components and open source expertise to the Ezmeral portfolio, which will over time turn into a set of SQL acceleration services made available through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. Our next focus area is to support SQL runtimes, specifically open source Presto as well as best of breed ISV products for fast, interactive, ad-hoc analytics use cases.” 

Earlier this month, HPE signed a $374m deal to acquire Zerto, a cloud data management and protection platform.