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

Ryft Adds Former Cisco Executive Patrick McCarthy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

To address explosive growth and the need for fast, simple and proven heterogeneous computing in data analytics, Ryft hires former Senior Operations Director for New Business Models and Revenue Streams at Cisco Rockville, MD — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ryft, the provider of heterogenous compute technology for accelerating business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, […] 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 Adds Former Cisco Executive Patrick McCarthy as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

To address explosive growth and the need for fast, simple and proven heterogeneous computing in data analytics, Ryft hires former Senior Operations Director for New Business Models and Revenue Streams at Cisco Rockville, MD — Nov. 9, 2017 — Ryft, the provider of heterogenous compute technology for accelerating business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, […] Read More

Ryft Delivers More Sophisticated, Faster Cloud-based Data Search and Analysis Using the Amazon EC2 F1 Instance

With smarter data search and analysis capabilities, Ryft delivers Amazon Web Services’ customers the ability to gain real-time, actionable insights from all their data ROCKVILLE, Md. — September 13, 2017 — Ryft, the technology leader in the acceleration of business analytics powered by cloud, hybrid and on-premises platforms, announced it is now providing Amazon Web […] 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 Delivers Fast, Simple Data Discovery on Amazon Web Services’ New F1 FPGA-based Heterogeneous Cloud Instance

As the world leader in heterogeneous compute solutions, Ryft partnered with AWS to deliver to F1 users powerful yet easy-to-use data discovery with no data transformation or indexing latency Ryft, the world’s leader in fast, simple heterogeneous compute solutions, announced it has partnered with Amazon Web Services to deliver the speed and simplicity of the […] Read More

Ryft Claims Extreme Speed for Analytics by Shunning x86

The company Ryft is bringing that concept to Big Data analytics with the Ryft ONE, a 1U platform it claims can process up to 48 terabytes of historical and streaming data at an incredible 10 gigabytes per second or faster. The company said its secret sauce is a combination of very fast SSD, very wide […] Read More

Ryft unveils 1U sized analytics device

Ryft unveiled Ryft ONE this week, a commercial-grade 1U platform capable of analyzing up to 48 terabytes of data at 10 gigabytes per second or faster, the company claims. It’s a remarkable achievement and a marked step away from conventional computing. It remains to be seen whether companies are ready to ditch their legacy infrastructures […] Read More

Ryft Unlocks Value of Big Data with High Performance Analytics Platform

Ryft has unveiled the Ryft ONE, a commercial 1U platform designed to enable faster business insights by simultaneously analyzing up to 48 terabytes of historical and streaming data at 10 gigabytes/second or faster. The Ryft ONE will be available in early Q2 2015, as a hosted or on-premises solution, and the Ryft Early Access Program […] Read More

FPGA System Smokes Spark on Streaming Analytics

Technologists with decades of experience building field-programmable gate array (FPGA) systems for the federal government today unveiled a commercial FPGA offering it claims holds 100x performance advantage over Apache Spark for specific streaming analytic jobs. By all appearances, the Ryft One looks like just another general-purpose X86 Linux server. Indeed, the 1U device sports an […] Read More

FPGA-Accelerated Search Heads for Mainstream

The area where FPGAs have shined brightest is in search-based applications. Most notably, Microsoft is deploying FPGA-accelerated nodes for its Bing service and Asian Web giant Baidu has implemented a similar approach for pattern and image recognition. Now we are seeing the debut of an FPGA-based appliance that is accelerating select analytics workloads and giving […] Read More