The company launched last year but we never mentioned map-D before. map-D claims to offer the fastest database thanks to directly leveraging graphic cards (GPU).
From their website: “Map-D can query, analyze and visualize billions of data points in milliseconds. From gigabyte to terabyte, we marry SQL with the world’s fastest data processing pipeline. Complex machine learning, GIS and 3D animation on live streaming data are all simple with Map-D. […] Map-D is a vertically-integrated end-to-end solution for data querying, visualization and analysis. It uses the immense computational power of next generation-parallel hardware like graphics processing units (GPUs) and Intel Many-Core processors (such as the Phi card) to form the the backbone of a data processing and visualization engine, marryings the data processing and querying features of a traditional RDBMS with advanced analytic and visualization features.”
Anyone wants to provide feedback on map-D or GPU-based geospatial databases?