FPGAs and the New Era of Cloud-based ‘Hardware Microservices’

by Mary Branscombe In his keynote at the Microsoft Build conference earlier this year, the head of Microsoft’s AI and Research Harry Shum hinted that at some point the Microsoft Azure cloud service will give developers access to field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich also talked about Azure exposing “[FPGAs] as a service […] Read More

People On The Move: Board of Directors

  Brian Marlier Member at Ryft Board of Directors EDUCATION:  University of Illinois at Urbana (Champaign, IL) Malier will leverage his enterprise sales experience and guidance to help the company expand its market to existing customers, and through global software product companies and cloud providers.         Read More

Headcount: The Latest in Hirings, Firings And Retirings — June 5, 2017

Here are some of the latest executive hirings, promotions, and staff changes. If you’d like SDxCentral to report on your company’s movers and shakers, or if you’ve got a tip about layoffs and restructuring, please send the information to Wyatt Carlson (wcarlson@sdxcentral.com). Intel Gets a New Data Center Leader Navin Shanoy is the newly appointed […] Read More

Cisco Global Sales Executive Brian Marlier Joins Ryft Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft, the technology leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced the appointment of Brian Marlier, Senior Vice President of Global Architectures and Enterprise Transformation for Cisco Systems, to Ryft’s Board of Directors. Mr. Marlier leads the Cisco team responsible for selling complex technical transformations to […] Read More

Ryft Delivers High-performance Data Analytics Using Amazon EC2 F1 Instances

Combining the powerful Amazon EC2 F1 instance with easy-­to-­use Ryft technology gives organizations the ability to quickly and easily extract critical insights from all their data ROCKVILLE, Md. — Ryft Systems Inc., a leader in powering faster, smarter business analytics applications, announced today that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers running open source Elasticsearch on AWS […] Read More

Ryft Makes Real-time Fuzzy Search a Reality With World’s Only Hybrid FPGA/x86 Data Search and Analysis Platform

The Ryft ONE enables fuzzy search and matching without indexing to deliver the most accurate results 600X faster than conventional tools Ryft, the world’s fastest data analytics platform company, announced the industry’s first real-time fuzzy search and matching solution that doesn’t require data to be transformed or indexed. Powered by Ryft’s hybrid FPGA/x86 computing architecture, […] Read More

Ryft CLUSTER Sets New Performance Standard, Accelerating Petabyte-Scale Big Data Analysis to 200+ GB/Second With the Ease of Managing a Single Appliance

Ryft’s easy-to-use hybrid FPGA/x86 appliance accelerates and streamlines data analytics, scales linearly, reduces operating costs and eliminates the need to transform and index data Rockville, MD — March 29, 2016 — Ryft, the performance leader in data analytics, today debuted the Ryft CLUSTER, the highest-performing and most efficient way to modernize data center architectures for […] Read More

Ryft Scales and Accelerates Spark Big Data Analytics Performance by 100X Delivering Real-Time Insights for up to 48TB of Batch and Streaming Data in a 1U Device

New Ryft Connector for Spark brings real-time performance, streamlined infrastructure and ultra-high efficiency to the Spark ecosystem to unlock insights from high-volume and velocity data Rockville, MD — Nov. 17, 2015 — Ryft, the performance leader for data search and analysis, today announced the company debuted a native integration with Spark that brings the 100X […] Read More

Trend Setting Products for 2017

Ryft Systems, Inc. Ryft ONE—an open UI platform that delivers speed, scalability, simplicity, and security for real-time intelligence applications such as fraud prevention, cybersecurity, social commerce, and bioinformatics. Read More

Ryft Partners with AWS to Deliver Data Discovery to F1 Users

By Sue Walsh Ryft Virtual, a heterogeneous cloud-based version of its core Ryft ONE technology, enables AWS users to get fast, actionable insight from their data. Ryft, a provider of heterogeneous compute applications, has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new partnership will bring fast, simple data discovery to users of […] Read More

What it Takes to Build True FPGA as a Service

By Nicole Hemsoth Amazon Web Services might be offering FPGAs in an EC2 cloud environment, but this is still a far cry from the FPGA-as-a-service vision many hold for the future. Nonetheless, it is a remarkable offering in terms of the bleeding-edge Xilinx accelerator. The real success of these FPGA (F1) instances now depends on […] Read More

AWS Embraces FPGAs, ‘Elastic’ GPUs

by George Leopold A new instance type rolled out this week by Amazon Web Services is based on customizable field programmable gate arrays that promise to strike a balance between performance and cost as emerging workloads create requirements often unmet by general-purpose processors. The public cloud giant (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the new “F1” instance along […] Read More

Terror Tech

by Katherine Heires Recent terrorist attacks both in the United States and abroad have underscored the need for tools and strategies that can anticipate and mitigate the dangers of terrorism—whether attacks occur on city streets, in workplaces, at social gatherings, or online in the form of cyberattacks on corporate or government computer networks. As governments […] Read More