Xilinx SDAccel Development Environment: FPGA Acceleration Performance and Ease of Use Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

With the major FPGA vendors all-in on Open Compute Language (OpenCL) acceleration and the widespread adoption and deployment of OpenCL compute capable FPGA cloud services, Xilinx’s equivalent SDAccel functionality is an emerging technology that can’t be ignored. FPGA’s are making their debut in the data center driven by the OpenCL programming model. In support of […] Read More

Think You’re Not Mature Enough for HPDA? Think Again.

You’ve heard it before, and you’ve certainly heard it from us – data growth is exploding, and the resulting data requirements for successful analytics systems are growing right along with it. But there are still a large number of organizations that aren’t using to their advantage all the data available to them. The status quo […] Read More

Rethinking the Data Pipeline

Historically, information systems have required their data to be pristine. Data engineers would spend hours (maybe weeks) building data transformation and cleansing pipelines to prepare data for a warehouse or database. These ETL (extract, transform, load) processes could take hours to days before insight could be gleaned from the resulting data. In today’s PaaS (Platform […] Read More

Machine Learning: Your Toolbox

“Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.” [1] I’ve seen this before in my life as a DoD contractor. The directive came down from on high, “thou shalt useth the cloud.” Given that the director was military and the agency was run as a military operation […] Read More

Power High Performance Analytics in the AWS Cloud with Ryft: Video Webinar from AWS

With the announcement of the general availability of the Amazon EC2 F1 instance, more and more companies are trying to figure out how and why FPGA-accelerated compute will fit into their data analytics ecosystem. To help provide some answers, AWS hosted a webinar last week that took a closer look at the FPGA-accelerated F1 instance, […] Read More

Learn How to Streamline and Extend Elasticsearch with Ryft at Elastic{ON} 2017

We’re looking forward to attending our first Elastic{ON} conference next week! Search based analytics are a critical function for any organization, and Elasticsearch has received wide-scale adoption as one of the most popular open source tools used today. Next week, users and developers alike will converge in San Francisco to learn how to get the […] Read More

The Truth Behind FPGAs & Why Amazon Deployed Them in The Cloud

Video Webinar from AWS

Amazon’s been making waves the past few weeks after announcing that Amazon Web Services’ customers will soon have access to FPGA-based heterogeneous compute power with their new F1 instances. This new offering is a great step forward to putting the power of heterogeneous compute into the hands of everyone, but there are still several questions that […] Read More