Apple enters league of machines: Acquired Hyderabad based startup Tuplejump

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Global tech giant Apple has acquired a machine learning startup based in Hyderabad, Tuplejump that helps companies to store, process and visualize big data with its unique software.

Tuplejump, founded in 2013, have two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu who have already joined Apple as indicated by their LinkedIn profiles. While the third co-founder, Deepak Alur, joined Premji Invest-back Anaplan – a Cloud-based business modeling and planning platform for sales, operations and finance.

According to a report, Apple is on a machine learning company buying spree and recently bought two well-known startups Perceptio and Turi.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” a company spokesperson told publication.

“Tuplejump also built an open source search indexing system called Stargate that works with data stored in Cassandra and relies on the fundamentals of the Apache Lucene full-text search software,” the report added.

Tuplejump‘s website has been shut down following the acquisition, the details of which are yet to be disclosed.

Apple’s India foray

In May, Apple CEO Tim Cook had announced plans to setup a “design and development” startup accelerator in Bengaluru, during his first public visit to the country. The company had agreed to lease more than 40,000 square feet of office space in Bengaluru.

Cook also inaugurated the company’s first development centre in Hyderabad that is expected to work on Apple Maps, and stated plans to open its own retail outlets in the country, at a time when the Cupertino giant is doubling down on its India business.

In July, Cook said that iPhone sales in India had grown by 51% in the first nine months, despite a global slowdown in its iPhone sales.

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