Amazon AWS And Xilinx: A Progress Report

by Karl Freund Amazon.com has built a formidable position in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2), and it is hoping to extend that position to applications that benefit from acceleration using GPUs and FPGAs. FPGAs are relatively difficult to program, and the cloud leader is laying the foundation to simplify […] Read More

How Ryft Uses AWS’s Reprogrammable Chips for Big Data Analytics in Hybrid Cloud

by Mary Branscombe New-generation FPGAs can be reconfigured on the fly, enabling accelerated search across on-premises data centers and cloud. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGAs, have some big advantages. You get the data parallelism of GPUs but without the high power bill; you get ASIC-like compute efficiency but with more flexibility, because you can […] Read More

Meet accelerated computing needs with FPGA, GPU instances

by George Lawton AWS’ FPGA and Elastic GPU instances both appeal to customers with high-performance computing workloads, but admins should note these important differences between the two. AWS ran the numbers and decided to come out with several new accelerated computing instance types that promise better performance for compute-intensive applications. Elastic graphics processing units (GPUs) optimize performance […] Read More

Ryft Puts FPGA-Boosted Analytics on AWS Marketplace

By Gladys Rama 09/13/2017 Data analytics firm Ryft on Wednesday made its cloud-based and FPGA-optimized analytics platform available on the AWS Marketplace. The Ryft Cloud accelerated analytics solution uses field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to perform data queries at significantly faster rates than traditional CPU-based analytics platforms — up to 91 times faster, according to […] Read More

Ryft deploys cloud-based search and analysis on Amazon’s FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 instance

by sleibso ‎09-13-2017 11:52 AM Ryft has announced that it now offers its Ryft Cloud cloud-based search and analysis tools on Amazon’s FPGA-accelerated AWS EC2 F1 instance through Amazon’s AWS Marketplace. When Xcell Daily last covered Ryft, the company had introduced the Ryft ONE, an FPGA-accelerated data analytics platform.  (See “FPGA-based Ryft ONE search accelerator delivers 100x performance advantage […] Read More

Ryft Speeds Up AWS Search Using EC2 F1 Instance

Ryft, a leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced it is now providing Amazon Web Services’ customers smarter, faster data search and analysis capabilities with push-button ease of use on the Amazon F1 FPGA-accelerated instance. Now available on the AWS Marketplace, Ryft’s offerings give users the never-before-possible […] Read More

AWS Partner Ryft Leverages Cloud FPGAs

by George Leopold As more data moves to the cloud, analytics vendors are also embracing new cloud technologies designed to boost performance for emerging workloads such as business intelligence. With that in mind, analytics specialist Ryft Systems Inc. said this week it would accelerate its business analytics offerings via Amazon Web Service’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) F1 […] Read More

JSON Joins – JQ

Manipulation of JSON files is an interesting challenge but it is much easier than trying to manipulate XML files. I was given two files that were lists of JSON objects. The two files had a common key that could be used to join the files together called business_id. The object was to flatten out the […] Read More

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