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

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