3D-Tech News Around The Web / BlazingDB uses CUDA GPUs to run high-performance SQL on petabyte Databases« on: September 13, 2016, 08:00:16 AM »
BlazingDB is an extremely fast SQL database able to handle petabyte scale. BlazingDB requires a CUDA-enabled GPU with a CUDA compute capability of 3.0 or higher.
Gathering petabytes of data about your customers is cool, but how can you take advantage of this data? BlazingDB lets you run high-performance SQL on a database using a ton of GPUs.
Relying on GPUs for a database is quite interesting. GPUs can run a ton of tasks in parallel and present a clear advantage for very specific tasks. In particular, companies have been using GPUs a lot lately for image processing and machine learning applications — but it’s the first time I’m hearing about taking advantage of GPUs for databases.
That’s where BlazingDB shines. You can do sums, use predicates and run through many, many database entries in little time. The company just started accepting customers in June 2016, and there are already big Fortune 100 companies that want to use BlazingDB.