Salesforce Acquires PredictionIO To Build Up Its Machine Learning Muscle

Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its technology in machine learning and big data analytics: the company has acquired PredictionIO, a startup based out of Palo Alto that had developed an open source-based machine learning server.Salesforce plans to use some of the tech to build out Salesforce’s own machine learning capabilities as part of SalesforceIQ, both in-house as well as in products for Salesforce customers, the startup’s CEO and co-founder Simon Chan said in a blog post announcing the acquisition. But the company will also continue to serve third-party developers, he added. A Salesforce spokesperson has also confirmed the acquisition but without further elaboration. “Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PredictionIO, but don’t have anything to share beyond [PredictionIO’s] blog post at this point,” she said. Chan noted that the…


Link to Full Article: Salesforce Acquires PredictionIO To Build Up Its Machine Learning Muscle