Cambridge-based predictive analytics company RapidMiner announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Radoop, an analytics company that optimizes the big data platform known as Hadoop.
Prior to today’s move, RapidMiner already had an existing partnership with the company, incorporating Radoop’s enterprise-geared big data analytics products into RapidMiner’s suite of predictive analytics offerings. With the acquisition, more of Radoop’s Hadoop tools can be accessed by RapidMiner’s customers, building a larger presence in the Hadoop ecosystem for RapidMiner.
The acquisition also brings partnerships with Hadoop platforms Cloudera and Hortonworks, and adds 20 new clients to RapidMiner’s customer base.
RapidMiner co-founder and chief executive Ingo Mierswa explained the importance of the deal in more detail in an email on Monday evening, first saying how both predictive analytics and big data are on an “accelerated growth path.”Mierswa championed the value that analytics plays in making sense of big data, but added, that to date, predictive analytics in Hadoop environments has been “disjointed.”
He added, “That’s why we believe in the powerful combination of RapidMiner and Radoop – it allows for the application of advanced analytics to big data.”
“It allows even non-technical people to access, analyze, and visualize big data, but also provides scripting and advanced predictive analytics for experts,” Mierswa said. The specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
RapidMiner also released an infographic on how the collaboration between big data and predictive analytics will benefit enterprises: