Apple has reportedly acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu. Bloomberg reports the firm produced technology to provide analytics on databases.
“Its technology can work with and improve other tools, like the free Cassandra database, which Apple runs on several thousand computers.”
Apple also recently acquired high-performance database firm FoundationDB. It isn’t clear at this point whether Acunu’s technology can be integrated with that from FoundationDB.
The acquisition appears to have taken place sometime in 2014, as Bloomberg reports Acunu’s Chief Technology Officer Tim Moreton began working as a manager for Apple’s iCloud division in December 2013, while LinkedIn profiles of other employees show a change of employers from Acunu to Apple in 2014.
Possible uses for the Acunu technology at Apple could include iCloud and related services analytics, along with iTunes, Apple’s revamped Beats Music service, and Apple’s much-rumored streaming television service.