"MapD is one of the newly emerging software companies leveraging advanced GPU hardware to deliver very impressive performance improvements in data visualization and data exploration," said George Hoyem, Managing Partner, Investments, IQT. "The ability to interact with and visualize billions of data elements in real-time is a transformative capability for our national security partners."
"CPU-bound database and analytics systems have struggled to keep pace with the massive growth in data -- severely limiting the insights that can be extracted from an organization's informational assets," said Todd Mostak, CEO and co-founder at MapD. "The investment by IQT validates our pioneering approach of using GPUs to power insight discovery across billion-plus row datasets. This partnership represents an exceptional opportunity to extend our leadership position in the area of analytics."
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco, MapD develops GPU-powered data analytics and visualization software. MapD's technology originated from founder Todd Mostak's research at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The company's investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), IQT, Nvidia, Vanedge Capital, and Verizon Ventures.
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