MapD GPU Database Open Sourced

MapD Core is an in-memory, column store, SQL relational database designed to run on GPUs (also runs on CPUs). It is now available free - licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Within a single server, MapD can handle datasets 1.5-3TB in raw size in GPU RAM, or 10-15TB in CPU RAM. In distributed deployments, that number scales linearly.

MapD is an advanced GPU-driven database that emphasizes speed at scale. Using parallel processing power MapD can query billions of rows in milliseconds - using the graphics pipelines of GPUs, it can render graphics directly from the server.

MapD can operate as a standalone database using the command line or its administration console. MapD can also output to its native interface, MapD Immerse, or to third-party software such as Tableau, Qlik, or Birst, using a variety of connectors.