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 Adds Former Cisco Executive Patrick McCarthy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

To address explosive growth and the need for fast, simple and proven heterogeneous computing in data analytics, Ryft hires former Senior Operations Director for New Business Models and Revenue Streams at Cisco Rockville, MD — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ryft, the provider of heterogenous compute technology for accelerating business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, […] Read More

Ryft Delivers More Sophisticated, Faster Cloud-based Data Search and Analysis Using the Amazon EC2 F1 Instance

With smarter data search and analysis capabilities, Ryft delivers Amazon Web Services’ customers the ability to gain real-time, actionable insights from all their data ROCKVILLE, Md. — September 13, 2017 — Ryft, the technology leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced it is now providing Amazon Web […] 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 Delivers Fast, Simple Data Discovery on Amazon Web Services’ New F1 FPGA-based Heterogeneous Cloud Instance

As the world leader in heterogeneous compute solutions, Ryft partnered with AWS to deliver to F1 users powerful yet easy-to-use data discovery with no data transformation or indexing latency Ryft, the world’s leader in fast, simple heterogeneous compute solutions, announced it has partnered with Amazon Web Services to deliver the speed and simplicity of the […] Read More

With the Altera deal done, what’s Intel’s FPGA strategy?

Custom accelerators like FPGAs are good in parallel processing scenarios when one task needs to be repeated over and over, like search or pattern matching. That’s why search engines like Bing use FPGAs, and a company called Ryft has an FPGA-based Big Data machine it claims is up to 200 times faster than a Xeon. […] Read More

What’s Ahead in 2015 – 10 Emerging Companies to Watch

New and emerging companies are taking aim at data management challenges to help customers get more value from their data. Here, DBTA showcases the approaches of 10 companies we think are worth watching. Ryft offers Ryft ONE, a commercial 1U platform that is designed to enable faster business insights by simultaneously analyzing up to 48TB […] Read More

Ryft unveils Open API Library

Ryft announced its Open API Library is now generally available. The invoke or extend front-end for integrating Ryft ONE hardware-driven acceleration into existing environments and algorithms contains a growing set of primitives — such as exact search, fuzzy search and term frequency — and support for high-level programming languages. “The era of painful tradeoffs in […] Read More

RYFT ANNOUNCES OPEN API LIBRARY FOR RYFT ONE PLATFORM

Ryft, a big data platform provider, recently announced a new data analytics Open API Library. The API enables seamless integration with Ryft’s flagship high-performance data analysis platform, Ryft ONE. Post-integration, big data environments enjoy faster data analysis and real-time intelligence, the company says. The open strategy, flexibility, speed and simplicity that the new offering presents […] Read More

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments

According to a recent article, “Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Developers can now invoke or extend the Ryft Open API to add hardware-driven acceleration to applications that demand real-time intelligence from all types of batch […] Read More