MapD database extends GPU power to AWS, Google Cloud

MapD, creator of a GPU-powered database system that it claims is “anywhere from 75 to 3,500 times faster than traditional CPU-bound databases,” has released a new version, with a web-powered analytics front end and editions for several major cloud environments.

Version 2.0’s collection of features reads like a roster for what will likely become default for next-generation databases: GPU-accelerated analytics; interactive data that requires nothing more than a browser to work with; and an edition that takes advantage of GPUs available at scale in the cloud.

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