Cloud and big data: NetApp announces acquisition of French start-up Data Mechanics

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Cloud and big data: NetApp announces acquisition of French start-up Data Mechanics

Cloud and data-centric software company NetApp has announced the acquisition of Data Mechanics, a French provider of a platform dedicated to big data processing and analytics in the cloud. With this acquisition, NetApp aims to integrate the French start-up’s Apache Spark tool into its technology portfolio. The Data Mechanics team will be integrated into Spot by NetApp to accelerate the development of its solution.

Data Mechanics Joins NetApp Group

NetApp is a global software company focused on the cloud and data that helps customers get more value from their data in an accelerated digital transformation. It provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable customers to optimally run their applications from the data center to the cloud, whether they are building them in the cloud, migrating them to the cloud, or creating their own on-premises cloud experience.

Founded in 2019 by two Polytechnique alumni, Jean-Yves Stephan and Julien Dumazert, it is known for deploying Apache Spark, an open source unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing and Machine Learning, in Kubernetes. NetApp discusses the addition of the Data Mechanics team to its group:

“The addition of Data Mechanics to our existing solutions will enable enterprises across all industries to take full advantage of Apache Spark and Kubernetes in a simpler and more cost-effective way to advance their data and cloud initiatives.”

Acquisition to strengthen NetApp’s solutions portfolio

Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Public Cloud Services business unit, said around the addition of Data Mechanics to NetApp’s solutions:

“Now more than ever, our customers are adopting cloud-first and cloud-native strategies that will enable them to be more agile and adaptable in the face of unprecedented data growth. The addition of Data Mechanics to our existing solutions will enable organizations across all industries to take full advantage of Apache Spark and Kubernetes in a simpler and more cost-effective way to advance their data and cloud initiatives.”

Amiram Shachar, Vice President and General Manager of Spot by NetApp, adds:

“Despite the significant benefits of moving analytics and application workloads to the cloud, managing analytics technologies and cloud infrastructure can be time and resource intensive, hindering employee productivity and ROI. We are pleased to welcome Data Mechanics to Spot by NetApp as we enable more companies to put their data to work, as well as get more value from their cloud infrastructure investments.”

The Data Mechanics team and intellectual property will be integrated into the NetApp team and portfolio to accelerate the development of its recent solution , Spot Wave, which simplifies, optimizes and automates Spark workloads performed within public clouds. At this time, financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Translated from Cloud et big data : NetApp annonce l’acquisition de la start-up française Data Mechanics

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