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MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Since starting work on MapD more than five years ago while taking a database course at MIT, I had always dreamed of making the project open source. It is thus with great pleasure to announce that today our company is open sourcing the MapD Core database and associated visualization libraries,...
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MapD Offers a Columnar Database System that Runs on GPUs

San Francisco startup MapD has released a database system, ParallelDB, built to run on GPUs (graphics processing units), which can be used to explore multi-billion row datasets quickly in milliseconds, according to the company. The idea of using GPUs for database work may initially seem unusual,...
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