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Kinetica Overview

Kinetica is the fastest GPU-accelerated, in-memory analytics database that delivers truly real-time response to queries on large, complex, and streaming data sets: 100x faster performance at 1/10 of the hardware of traditional databases. In-database analytics via user-defined functions (UDFs) open the way for converged AI and BI workloads accelerated by GPUs. Kinetica comes with native a geospatial and visualization pipeline for interactive location-based analytics. Organizations use Kinetica to simultaneously ingest, explore, analyze, and visualize data within milliseconds to make critical decisions and find efficiencies, lower cost, generate new revenue, and improve customer experience.

GPU Acceleration Overcomes Processing Bottlenecks

GPUs are designed around thousands of small, efficient cores that are well-suited to performing repeated similar instructions in parallel. This makes them ideal for the compute-intensive workloads required of large data sets such as machine learning, deep learning, NLP, and OLAP.

  • High-performance GPUs from NVIDIA feature over 4,000 cores, versus 16 to 32 cores per typical CPU-based device.
  • Parallel processing is ideal for scanning the entire dataset and brute force compute.
  • High-performance computing typically uses GPUs to solve massive processing challenges.
  • GPU acceleration brings high-performance compute to commodity hardware.

Advanced In-Database Analytics

With in-database processing on Kinetica, BI and AI workloads can run together on the same GPU-accelerated platform. Doing so eliminates the time and effort required to transform data and move it back and forth between a database and a separate data science system.

  • User-defined functions (UDFs) enable compute as well as data processing, within the database
  • Machine learning/AI libraries such as TensorFlow, BIDMach, Caffe, and Torch can run in-database alongside, and converged with, BI workloads.

Location-Based Analytics

The GPU opens up incredible improvements for visual rendering of data—particularly geospatial and temporal data. Kinetica Reveal lets analysts plot billions of data points and see changes in real time as underlying data and/or queries change.

Kinetica Reveal also includes advanced mapping capabilities and integrates with major mapping providers, including Google, ESRI, Mapbox, and Bing, to conduct interactive location-based analytics on massive datasets. Reveal also boasts enhanced security with fine-grained multilevel access control for permission-based widgets, views, and dashboards.

Supercharge Your Tableau

Supercharge your Tableau workbooks with lightning-fast performance from Kinetica. Kinetica consistently outperforms leading in-memory and NoSQL databases with ingest speeds of billions of records per minute and millisecond response time on complex OLAP queries on hundreds of billions of records. Tableau and Kinetica together make data analytics easy, simple, and instantaneous so you can query massive datasets in seconds—turning your business into a real-time enterprise.