MapD helps researchers visually explore big data repositories to find previously hidden trends and insights.

Research Big Data, Without the Latency

Big Data storage platforms have slow query speeds and limited visualization options. Use Sqoop to pull data from Hadoop into MapD for millisecond queries and visualization. It's still Big. Now it's Fast.

Visualize the Unknown Unknowns

Important realizations come from answers to thousands of small questions that arise during the research. With MapD, iterative exploration moves quickly, so you can find answers you weren’t seeking.

Flex Your Curiosity with Intuitive Analytics

Analytic platforms favored by statisticians or Python engineers can keep insights separated from front-line data workers. MapD’s intuitive dashboards make analytics easy for anyone with a web browser.

Study Changes to Terrain

The Challenge

Those who plan public infrastructure or environmental policy study how weather affects a place over time. The US Military needs to understand how hills, roads, and rivers will impact troop movements. Legacy BI and GIS solutions may draw maps for those scenarios, but they were designed before geolocation data was Big. They can’t cross-filter geo charts with time-series data at scale.

MapD Solution

MapD’s extreme analytics platform is a new type of “time machine” for researchers and planners who need to display data on a map, with the ability to quickly filter by different time periods. With MapD, researchers can quickly see how decades of floods, wildfires, or wars have moved across the land and affected a place of interest.


How interactive online mapping is used for socio-economic research

Read MapD Blog

On MapD's academic partnership with the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis


Opinion piece on the importance of mapping in humanitarian response

Balance the Electrical Grid

The Challenge

Smart meters have given public utilities at least 1,000 times more data on how electricity is generated, distributed and consumed. Yet the volume and speed of that new smart meter data swamps their legacy analytics platforms. Slow, incomplete insight stymies industry innovations like time-of-use pricing and net metering.

MapD Solution

Households use different amounts of electricity every hour, and demand fluctuates. Changes to weather, demographics, pricing schedules and many more factors drive the difference between electricity production and consumption. MapD helps utilities research past consumption and make operational decision to balance the grid.

Greentech Media

Breakdown of the $10B Market for smart meters and analytics through 2021


Securing the largest IoT deployments in the world, the smart electric grid

Greentech Media

How big data boosts power reductions and reduces downtime across wind fleets

Research Genomic Data

The Challenge

A human genome is equivalent to about 1.5 gigabytes. About three genomes fit on a DVD. Genomic medicine attempts to build individualized strategies for diagnoses or therapies that utilize genomic information, but legacy analytics aren’t suited to iterative trials at scale. Legacy tools aren't suited to visual exploration of the genomic data for hundreds of individuals.

MapD Solution

MapD offers researchers a platform to discover genetic opportunities for trials of new life-saving treatments. When scientists can visualize and cross-filter data with such transformative efficiency, they uncover hidden patterns and cryptic correlations between our genetics and our risks for cancer, heart disease or inherited disorders.

Bioconductor Project

Compelling visualization of genomics data


Overview of visualization techniques and methods for genomics data


How GPUs are used to understand agricultural genomics data