The saga of MapR, a Google-backed startup that raised $280 million, ends with the sale of its assets to HPE — and it could signal the end of an era for big data (HPE, CLDR, AMZN, MSFT, GOOG)
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying the assets of MapR, signalling the end of the Google-backed startup.

MapR had announced in May that it was cutting 122 jobs and planning to close its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The company had said it was "pursuing a strategic transaction."

The sale highlights the struggles of big data companies offering Hadoop-based services, such as Cloudera, whose share price recently dropped.

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