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

The Ryft ONE High Performance Data Analytics Platform Honored With Ventana Technology Innovation Award for Operational Intelligence and Internet of Things

The ultra-fast and efficient Ryft ONE enables customers to detect and react to events as they happen by storing and analyzing 48TB of raw data 100X faster than current clustered solutions at the source of collection or in existing big data infrastructures Rockville, Md. — Oct. 12, 2015 — Ryft, the performance leader in data […] Read More

Ryft Packs Ultra Fast and Efficient Big Data Analytics for Edge Computing in a Small 1U Platform to Deliver Real-Time Intelligence at the Source of Data or Video Collection

At 1/100th of the footprint of conventional data centers, Ryft extracts real-time intelligence at the point of data, video or image collection without moving, indexing or ETL bottlenecks Ryft, the performance leader for data search and analysis, today announced the company delivers high-performance big data analysis at the edge with the power of hundreds of […] Read More

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

Open Interface Allows Users to Seamlessly Integrate the Ryft ONE Into Current Environments for 100X Faster Data Analysis and More Informed Decision-Making 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 […] Read More

Ryft to Showcase 100X Better Big Data Analytics Performance at HPC User Forum

Ryft ONE platform delivers the power of a high-performance computer in a 1U device to enable fast and actionable insights from data trapped by infrastructure bottlenecks Ryft announced today the company will present and exhibit at the HPC User Forum in Norfolk, Virginia, April 13-15, 2015. Ryft will show how organizations can accelerate powerful big […] Read More

Ryft Shatters Big Data Analytics Barriers With World’s First Commercially Available, Open 1U Analytics Platform Capable of 10+ Gigabytes/Second Performance

The Ryft ONE delivers value from business insights by analyzing historical and streaming data together at speeds 200X faster than conventional hardware while cutting operational costs by 70 percent 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 […] 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