Kinetica (software)

Kinetica DB, Inc. is a company that has a distributed, in-memory database management system using graphics processing units (GPUs). The software it markets is also called Kinetica. The company has headquarters in Arlington, Virginia and San Francisco .

History

In 2009, Amit Vij and Nima Neghaban founded GIS Federal, a software developer called GPUdb. The GIS stands for Global Intelligence Solutions. GPUdb was originally marketed for US military and intelligence applications at Fort Belvoir for INSCOM. [1]

The United States Postal Service deployed GPUdb in to production 2014. [2] [3]

In 2014 and 2016, the analyst firm International Data Corporation mentioned Kinetica for its production deployments at the US Army and United States Postal Service, respectively. As a result of their work with USPS, IDC announced that Kinetica was the recipient of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award [4] [5]

On March 3, 2016, the name of the company was changed to GPUdb to match the name of the software, and a $ 7 million investment was announced which included Raymond J. Lane . [6] In September 2016, it announced another $ 6 million investment, and an office in San Francisco , while keeping its office in Arlington, Virginia . After adding marketing and service people, the name of both company and product was changed to Kinetica. [7] [8] [9]

In June 2017, the company announced USD $ 50 million in Series A sponsored by Venture Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, along with new investor Citi Ventures and existing backer Ray Lane of GreatPoint Ventures. [10]

Software

The software is designed to run on graphics processing units such as the Tesla from Nvidia . [11] Partners include Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, NVIDIA, Confluent, and Nimbix. quote needed ]

References

  1. Jump up^ Dan Olds (November 10, 2016). “Terror plot spy project helps Kinetica crank up database speed” . The Register . Retrieved January 27, 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ Timothy Prickett Morgan (September 22, 2016). “Scalable Up Scaling Database With GPUs” . The Next Platform . Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  3. Jump up^ Jim McHugh (June 23, 2016). “Kinetica Helps US Solve Big Data Office Problem, Wins Big HPC Award” . Nvidia blog . Retrieved January 27,2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “IDC Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards”. Press release . International Data Corporation . November 18, 2014. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015 . Retrieved January 27,2017 .
  5. Jump up^ “International Data Corporation (IDC) Lauds Innovations in Supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards” . Press release . International Data Corporation . June 21, 2016. Archived from the original on September 19, 2016 . Retrieved January 27, 2017 .
  6. Jump up^ “D Form: Notice of Sale of Securities” . US Securities and Exchange Commission. April 12, 2016 . Retrieved January 27, 2017 .
  7. Jump up^ “Kinetica Raises $ 6M in Funding” . FinSMEs . September 22, 2016 . Retrieved January 27, 2017 .
  8. Jump up^ Michele Nemschoff (September 26, 2016). “Kinetica Adds $ 6 Million in Acceleration Funding and Expands Management Team” . Press release . Retrieved January 25, 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ “D Form: Notice of Sale of Securities” . US Securities and Exchange Commission. October 4, 2016 . Retrieved January 27, 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ “This Hot Startup Database Just Snagged $ 50 Million in Funding” . fortune.com . 2017-06-29 . Retrieved 2017-08-09 .
  11. Jump up^ Alex Woodie (2014-10-08). “GPU-Powered Terrorist Hunter Commercial Eyes Big Data Role” . Datanami . Retrieved 2017-08-09 .