Analytics firm MapD launches latest platform version
MapD 4.0 adds geospatial data types, an improved rendering engine, and enhancements with the technology’s query engine.
These updates are for analysts to manage and interact with large datasets that feature both spatial and temporal data.
The ability to examine geospatial data on a map or time series chart provides analysts with context and visual signals that can be understood “clearly and intuitively”.
The new version brings several new features to both MapD Core, the foundation of the MapD Extreme Analytics Platform, and MapD Render, which creates the interactive charts and geospatial visualisations from server-side GPUs.
“With MapD 4.0, we’re taking the first big step toward making geospatial analytics available to any user,” Venkat Krishnamurthy, VP of product management, notes, “from an experienced GIS analyst or data scientist who can write complex SQL queries over location enriched data to a business user of MapD Immerse who wants to go a step beyond mainstream BI tools to derive insight quickly and visually from the same data.”
With partners including NVIDIA, Google Cloud, IBM, and the Microsoft Accelerator Programme, MapD has raised more than $37 million in funding from investors including New Enterprise Associates and Vanedge Capital.
Earlier this year, MapD launched a cloud-based version of its offering MapD Cloud.