MapD Immerse

The data exploration engine for the petabyte economy.
What It Is

MapD Immerse is the most powerful interactive data exploration system on the planet. By working hand in glove with MapD Core - including leveraging its record breaking query performance and Iris Rendering Engine, MapD Immerse allows analysts to visually discover correlations and anomalies in their biggest datasets effortlessly and in real time.


For me personally, the future of BI reporting is GPU-based....query times are 55x faster in some cases than I've seen anywhere else - including large clustered CPU solutions.

Mark Litwintschik

Across a wide array of dataset sizes, varieties, SQL queries and configurations one constant remains - stunning speed on the frontend. Leveraging our MapD Core backend and a host of frontend innovations, MapD makes the user feel as if they were literally in the data - no matter how big the challenge.


MapD allows Simulmedia to easily and interactively explore large advertising datasets for detailed insights.

Kyle Hubert, Principal Data Architect at Simulmedia

While MapD Immerse’s capabilities around speed, scale and geo-analytics distinguish it from other players in the marketplace, it is its simplicity and usability that endear it to our customers. Simple to connect, simple to deploy and simple to build. As a result, everyone from the sales team to the executive staff can create and manage beautiful visual analytics.


MapD is changing the definition of geospatial big data. By harnessing the power of GPUs they can query and render billions of points onto our maps in milliseconds. Other solutions take hours.

Eric Gundersen, CEO, Mapbox

From the tens of millions to the tens of billions of rows, MapD has set the standard for delivering speed at scale. Through its innovations around memory management and server side rendering, MapD Immerse makes visual analytics work at scales previously considered impossible.

APIs for Custom Visualization
Using MapD's custom query and charting APIs, clients can opt to build their own custom dashboard - tailored to the specific requirements of their business. At the lowest level, queries and rendering calls can be sent to MapD Core Thrift or JDBC. The Iris Rendering Engine can be leveraged by using a subset of Vega.js. At a higher level, customers can rapidly deploy custom interactive dashboards by leveraging our data crossfilter and charting APIs, the latter built on the open source dc.js.
What Powers The Engine

Iris Rendering Engine

MapD Immerse leverages the Iris Rendering Engine of MapD Core to visualize billions of records at the grain level. Unlike typical pairings of BI frontends with analytic database backends, MapD Immerse avoids the overhead of transferring multi-gigabyte result sets from server to client, instead only needing to send a small PNG. This is completely transparent to the end user however, since MapD Immerse supports standard hover and click events such that the data actually appears in-browser. The net result is an unprecedentedly interactive capability to visualize data at scale.

Cross Filtering

MapD Immerse is not your dad's dashboarding platform - every element of our dashboards is fully interactive. Click on any item or zoom in on any map to instantly filter the rest of the charts on the dashboard. This cross-filtering capability constitutes one of the most powerful and intuitive paradigms to discover both correlations and anomalies in data at the speed of thought.

Custom SQL

While our customers love MapD Immerse for its simplicity, it also allows full access to the power of the MapD database. Users can optionally specify custom filters, dimensions and measures in SQL, giving them the fine-grained control necessary to generate the perfect chart.


Mapd Immerse was specifically designed to dramatically accelerate large-scale geospatial analytics and visualization use cases. Leverage the power of the server-side GPUs to instantly filter, re-project and render pointmaps, choropleths and heatmaps of multi-billion record geospatial datasets, while still having world-class querying and visual analytic capabilities for the non-spatial attributes in your dataset.

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Buy It On Prem Or Cloud

On premise or in the cloud, GPU hardware has become ubiquitous. MapD is supported by and partnered with some of the largest, most sophisticated providers in the market. Each logo above can be clicked to take you to the relevant page to construct an order, spin up an instance or learn more about how to deploy our software.

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