Open Source GPU Database and Visualization Platform for Real-Time Analytics

Interactively query and visualize massive datasets with the parallel power of GPUs.

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What People are Saying
“MapD… was the world’s first to create basically a database engine on top of GPUs… it's just completely amazing, to be able to access databases so large completely in-memory and be able to interact with it, create graphs out of it, query it with AI, visualize it, all in real time. Completely revolutionary stuff.” - Jensen Huang, CEO
“Information and analytics leaders struggling with situational awareness on large amounts of high velocity data should consider MapD. The company is experiencing early success in telecommunications, retail and social media use cases.” - 2016 Cool Vendors Report
“MapD has taken commodity GPUs and turned them into a solution that can transform the analytics industry.” — Mark Smith
“I view MapD as a game changer in enabling businesses to derive insights from large amounts of data. The speed at which their GPU database queries billions of rows of data, paired with the killer app of their Immerse front end, enabled us at Jam City to take journeys through our data with quickness and ease that was not possible before. This led to a new kind of spontaneous insight generation and a true form of data democratization. It is akin to gaining an extra sense." — Rami Safadi
“Differentiation is a common theme among many of our winners, and MapD’s approach to using GPUs for visual analytics certainly fits that description. Enterprises are constantly seeking ways to be more responsive and agile for their customers and MapD provides significant capabilities in that regard.” - 2016 Startup of the Year
“MapD provides us with valuable, ad-hoc analysis of our datasets without having to resort to time-consuming and expensive batch processing” — Laurie Voss, CTO
“The software leverages the massive parallelism of commodity graphical processing units (GPUs) to execute SQL queries across multibillion-row datasets in milliseconds.” - Top 10 Coolest Big Data Vendors 2016
“MapD allows Simulmedia to easily and interactively explore large advertising datasets for detailed insights. It is simple to deploy and comes with an intuitive user interface for exploration via cross filtering, allowing business users to answer their questions in real time.” — Kyle Hubert, Principal Data Architect
“MapD’s technology has tremendous advantages for a wide range of mid-sized data problems.”
“[MapD] taps the power of the modern graphics processing unit (GPU), and the results can be hundreds or thousands of times faster than conventional database queries.”
“The performance speedup that MapD has seen is impressive, and is akin to some of the boost that other parallel workloads in modeling, simulation, and machine learning have seen”
Supercharge your Analytics

Lightning-fast SQL

The open source MapD Core database leverages the parallelism of GPUs with a state-of-the-art query compilation engine to achieve orders-of-magnitude speedups for analytic SQL queries, powering exploration of big datasets with near zero-latency. In independent tests a single node of MapD has been shown to be 74X to 3500X faster than clustered CPU database solutions.

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Data source: Summary of the 1.1 Billion Taxi Rides Benchmarks at
Query 1 SELECT cab_type, count() FROM trips GROUP BY cab_type;
Query 2 SELECT passenger_count, avg(total_amount) FROM trips GROUP BY passenger_count;
Query 3 SELECT passenger_count, extract(year from pickup_datetime) AS pickup_year, count() FROM trips GROUP BY passenger_count, pickup_year;
Query 4 SELECT passenger_count, extract(year from pickup_datetime) AS pickup_year, cast(trip_distance as int) AS distance, count(*) AS the_count FROM trips GROUP BY passenger_count, pickup_year, distance ORDER BY pickup_year, the_count desc;
System configurations
MapD: 1 machine (16 cores, 512 GB RAM, 2 x 1TB SSD, 8 Nvidia Pascal Titan X GPUs)
Redshift: 6 machines (36 cores, 244 GB RAM, 16TB HDD, AWS ds2.8xlarge)
Presto: 50 machines (4 cores, 15 GB RAM, 100GB SSD, GCP n1-standard-4)
Spark: 11 machines (4 cores, 15 GB RAM, 2 X 40GB storage, AWS m3.xlarge)

Interactive Visualization at Scale

The MapD Immerse visual analytics client leverages both the speed of the MapD Core database and its unique ability to render granular visualizations on server-side GPUs to allow analysts and data scientists to explore large datasets in full detail without lag.

Data Engine for Machine Learning

By using the GPU Data Frame (GDF), MapD allows query results to be seamlessly outputted to other processes on the GPU without the overhead of moving data to the CPU. Data scientists use MapD as an efficient pre-processing engine to feed data into their machine learning pipelines.

See for Yourself
Play with and instantly visualize hundreds of millions of realtime tweets, from the global level all the way down to your neighborhood.
Follow ships through US coastal waters using a distributed cluster of the MapD Core database to visualize over 11 billion rows of geospatial data.
Explore every taxi ride in NYC over the last 7 years, constituting 1.2 billion records in total. We've also joined every NYC store within 30 meters of a pickup or dropoff, data courtesy of Factual.