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(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. acquired database company FoundationDB LLC, according to a person familiar with the matter, a purchase that will help bolster its cloud-computing efforts.

The Vienna, Virginia-based software maker posted a message on its website saying it was no longer offering downloads. “We have made the decision to evolve our company mission,” FoundationDB said. 

Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has been overseeing some of Apple’s most aggressive purchases in recent years, including buying Beats Electronics LLC for $3 billion in 2014, as he looks to strength parts of the technology company beyond iPhones and iPads. Last year, Apple acquired 17 companies, Cook said in February during a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. conference in San Francisco.

 “We’re continuing to acquire where we find skills that are great and technologies that are great,” Cook said.

FoundationDB didn’t respond to a request for comment. TechCrunch earlier reported the deal with Apple.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the Cupertino, California-based company said Tuesday in a statement.

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