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

Emerging FPGA Analytics Market Delivers New Packages

Further, the addition of FPGAs, while adding performance for specific problems, adds additional programming complexity, With this in mind, it’s not difficult to imagine building a supercomputer from these FPGAs, but according to Patrick McGarry, VP of engineering at FPGA-based data analytics server maker, Ryft, one of the main goals is to move away from […] Read More

Ryft Offers High-Speed Big Data in Proprietary Box

Move over, Apache Spark and other Big Data speed kings, Ryft Systems Inc. is claiming to be the new top dog for fast analytics of huge amounts of data. Ryft is eschewing common x86 cluster-based Big Data analytic approaches in favor of its Ryft ONE, a proprietary, small-footprint box combining new-age technologies and techniques designed […] Read More

Ryft Systems Puts Real-Time Analytics of Big Data an API Call Away

Accessing analytics of any type has always been a complex endeavor. But starting this week, Ryft Systems wants to make real-time analytics running on a 1u server built using field programmable gate array (FPGAs) a single application programming interface (API) call away. Obviously, not every analytics application needs to be processed in real time. But […] Read More

Ryft Launches 1U Analytics Platform Capable of 10+ Gigabytes/Second Performance

According to a new article out of the company, “Ryft today unveiled the Ryft ONE, the only commercial 1U platform capable of providing fast and actionable business insights by simultaneously analyzing up to 48 terabytes of historical and streaming data at an unprecedented 10 gigabytes/second or faster. Powered by the Ryft Analytics Cortex, a new […] Read More

Ryft ONE Analyzes Big Data in Rack-Mount Device

The Linux-based device is 1U, which means that it will fit in one standard slot in a server rack. Ryft claims that the Ryft ONE can analyze the entire contents of Wikipedia in about 4.5 seconds while using less power than a hair dryer. It can also analyze SSL-encrypted data without a noticeable drop-off in […] Read More