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Jonathan Symonds

The taxi dataset is one of the most popular on our site and for good reason, it is not often that you can get behind the wheel of a supercomputer for free. Still, without direction, it can be hard to uncover the insights in the data that often give our audiences a rush. With that in mind we will be creating a series of these “cheatsheets” to help you grasp the power of speed at scale. Each post will talk about how to interact with the GPU-powered relational database (MapD... read more

A couple of months back we hosted a BrightTALK webinar with Sam Madden, MIT Professor and Chief Scientist at Cambridge Mobile Telematics. Sam is a remarkably smart individual and was a founder (alongside the legendary Michael Stonebraker) of Vertica. Sam's use of MapD at Cambridge Mobile Telematics is really interesting as the team there is using massive amounts of data to develop driving models that help price insurance, identify risk and establish bragging rights (well may... read more

The old cliché that records are meant to be broken certainly applies to the tech industry. They‘re milestones that reset the bar for what’s possible but more importantly serve as a barometer of where things are headed. So today we’re announcing a new “world record” for in-memory database performance. With some help from our friends at IBM, NVIDIA and Bitfusion we were able to scale up to 64 GPUs, across 32 servers, to filter, query and aggregate a 40 billion row dataset in ju... read more

Earlier today the Business Intelligence Group announced its Startup of the Year Award for 2016 and selected MapD as a winner in that category. Needless to say we are delighted to grab another major trophy this year and we will proudly display it alongside our Gartner Cool Vendors Award, our Fast Company Innovation by Design Award and our CRN 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Award. Over the years, BIG has picked some pretty lofty names from the pool of applicants for their presti... read more

Today Fast Company announced its Innovation By Design Awards this morning and we were humbled to find out that we were named to their Honorable Mention list for Graphic Design and Data Visualization. Fast Company's exceptional editorial reputation has translated into a handful of awards that are among the tech world's most coveted. From the Most Innovative Companies to the Innovation by Design, these are fiercely competitive contests. Innovation by Design attracted 1,700 e... read more

As we enter the final stretch of our summer, it is time to start looking ahead to the conference-rich third and fourth quarters. After a period of relative calm, we are back with a vengeance, starting almost immediately. While you can always get a demo, sometimes in-person works best. Here is the list of where to find us: Siggraph: Our love for visualization is well known. You see it in the product, in the demos we make and the blog posts we write. We are delighted to h... read more

Who would have thought that analytics would become the bottleneck in the modern organization? Products like Tableau, Qlik and others took the enterprise by storm in the years following the great recession - fueled by plummeting storage costs and correspondingly skyrocketing amounts of data. The convergence of these two forces helped democratize information across organizations the world over and powered productivity enhancements and the knowledge economy as a whole. Busine... read more