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Ed O'Donnell

This week we release version 3.1 of MapD, which comes after some truly giant news over the last few weeks, and adds a number of useful new features. First, we’ve brought into Immerse a feature from the MapD Core Rendering Engine called Density Gradient, which helps you spot areas of concentration when you’re looking at visualizations of big data. For example, let’s say you’re looking at the New York City street grid and trying to find the heaviest areas of taxi drop-offs. B... read more

We’re very happy to announce that with today’s release of version 3.0 of the MapD Analytics Platform we're bringing GPU-accelerated analytics onto distributed clusters! We’ve been hard at work for months to extend the unique advantages of our SQL-compliant GPU database from being able to run on one server to now being able to scale across multiple servers, allowing our customers to take on even larger datasets while still maintaining the fluid, instant data exploration experi... read more

We felt it wasn’t fair that only features in our major releases were getting the limelight, so this will be the first in a series of short blog posts featuring an interesting feature or improvement in our regular minor releases of MapD’s GPU-accelerated Core database and Immerse visualization software. This week, we celebrate the addition to Immerse of a tool known to cowboys and data analysts across the land: the lasso tool. Named after the looped rope which tamed the West,... read more

Continuing where we left off in our earlier post on MapD 2.0’s Immerse visualization client, today we want to walk you through some of version 2.0’s major improvements to our GPU-accelerated Core database and Iris Rendering Engine. Before we delve into the details, main themes for this release are: speed, robustness, and further visual analytics power. Our system is able to steadily deliver extremely fast query speeds across a larger set of SQL queries and when analyzing dat... read more

After many months of hard work, refinement and improvement, we’re very happy to announce the release of version 2.0 of the MapD Core database and Immerse visual analytics platform. This is the result of a valuable collaboration with our users and customers since our public launch in March, and is designed to give them even more of the analytical power, ease of use and GPU-accelerated speed that they’ve become used to in our first version. Today we want to walk you through so... read more

A few years back, the American Statistical Association put out a dataset of hundreds of millions of US airline flights from 1987 to 2008, as part of a supercomputing competition. The dataset includes every single flight record known by Bureau of Transportation Statistics for that two decade period; every prop plane, every jet plane, balloon or blimp. We wanted to put the MapD database and visualization software through its paces, as well as help you figure out whether your l... read more