NetApp acquires Data Mechanics

With the acquisition, NetApp aims to accelerate its spot roadmap and optimize data analytics and machine learning workloads in the cloud. […]

NetApp wants to accelerate its spot roadmap with the acquisition. (c) Unsplash

Data Mechanics is a managed platform provider for big data processing and cloud analytics based in Paris, France, helping companies leverage Apache Spark, an open source unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing and machine learning, in Kubernetes. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

At a time when the growth of on-premises and cloud enterprise data and applications is almost exploding, the use of analytics and machine learning to identify operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and automate manual processes is a top priority for all organizations – and a strategic imperative.

“More than ever, our customers are pursuing cloud-first and cloud – native strategies that enable them to be more agile and adaptable in the face of unprecedented data growth,” said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Public Cloud Services Business Unit. “By adding Data Mechanics to our existing solutions, it will be easier and cheaper for organizations across all industries to fully leverage Apache Spark and Kubernetes to drive their data and cloud initiatives.“

The acquisition of Data Mechanics comes less than a year after the acquisition of Spot (now Spot by NetApp), a CloudOps provider that automates and optimizes workloads in public cloud environments. Data Mechanics ‘ team and solutions will be integrated into Spot by NetApp’s team and portfolio to accelerate the development of NetApp’s recently announced Spot Wave solution, which aims to simplify, optimize and automate Spark workloads running in public clouds.

“While there are significant benefits to moving analytics and application workloads to the cloud, managing analytics technologies and cloud infrastructure can be resource – and time-intensive, impacting employee productivity and return on investment,” said Amiram Shachar, vice president and general manager of Spot by NetApp. “We are excited to welcome Data Mechanics to Spot by NetApp as we can help organizations leverage their data and get even more value from their cloud infrastructure investments.“

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