CEO Todd Mostak first developed a prototype of MapD while waiting hours and sometimes days for a single query to process patterns in hundreds of millions of tweets for his Harvard thesis on the Arab Spring. Frustrated that he couldn’t access a cluster of computers to perform his computations, he created his own solution by pairing off-the-shelf video game GPU cards with a new design for parallel databases. Todd pursued this technology as a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) before founding MapD with Thomas Graham in 2013.
MapD’s mission is to not just make queries faster, but to create a fluid and immersive data exploration experience that removes the disconnect between an analyst and their data. Whether harnessed to explore correlations or identify anomalies, we have built the MapD platform from the ground up to make extracting insight from data effortless and lightning fast.