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

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