Salesforce has acquired PredictionIO, a startup with general-purpose open source machine learning software, Simon Chan, the startup’s cofounder and chief executive, announced today. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
The PredictionIO open source software will remain available under an open source Apache license. And the PredictionIO cluster service on top of the Amazon Web Services CloudFormation service will become available for free, Chan wrote. PredictionIO offers an enterprise service tier, but pricing information isn’t listed on the startup’s website.
Machine learning has become increasingly important to Salesforce, which has acquired RelateIQ and Tempo AI, among other companies. The company has been building out a data science team and has picked up talent in that area from LinkedIn, among other places.