How they describe themselves: MapD is a next-generation database and visualization layer that harnesses the parallel power of GPUs to explore multi-billion row datasets in milliseconds. By combining the two applications, MapD is able to deliver immersive, instantaneous analytics on data sets previously considered too large to explore interactively. Founded in 2013, MapD is funded by Google Ventures (GV), Nvidia, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures. MapD was named a Gartner Cool Vendor for 2016 as well as a CRN Ten Coolest Big Data Startup.
How they describe their product/innovation: MapD’s data exploration platform has two components, a GPU-powered database and the Immerse visualization engine. The MapD database can run across multiple GPUs allowing for analysis of multi-billion-row datasets by multiple simultaneous users. The Immerse visualization engine leverages GPUs to render billions of points on the front end via an innovative hybrid approach that all but eliminates the network bottleneck found in most systems.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)