Apple has secretly acquired big data analytics firm Acunu

“Apple Inc.’s acquisition of FoundationDB LLC gives it some top engineering talent, and follows another stealthy acquisition to bulk up data capabilities as it seeks to expand cloud-computing services,” Jack Clark and Tim Higgins report for Bloomberg.

“The purchase of the Vienna, Virginia-based software maker follows a deal for closely held Acunu Ltd., a U.K.-based data analysis company, Apple said,” Clark and Higgins report. “Both purchases show Apple is placing more emphasis on the development of solid data infrastructure to help provide services to its legions of global consumers beyond iPhones and iPads.”

“Acunu produced technology to provide analytics on databases,” Clark and Higgins report. “Its technology can work with and improve other tools, like the free Cassandra database, which Apple runs on several thousand computers.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Apple is very serious about making their cloud and other services rock solid.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Vienna. I grew up there, on a dairy farm. I remember the pastures, the barns, stray animals and manure everywhere. Looks like it has changed somewhat, the D.C. area morphing just like Silicon Valley did.

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