The HPE buying spree continued Wednesday afternoon, as they scooped up big data vendor MapR. This comes on the heels of the recent BlueData acquisition, and to a lesser extent, Cray. And with each HPE acquisition, the strategy is clear as day - data is the crown jewel and HPE will help you gain value from it with a holistic approach that covers hardware, software, and services. HPE is becoming a one-stop shop for all things data, and they are prioritizing simplicity. They recognize that organizations are at different stages of their analytics and AI journeys, and need help every step of the way. By incorporating MapR technology, they’ll be capable of inserting themselves much earlier in the analytics and AI journey.