We’re excited to announce that a developer trial edition of Kinetica is now available.
People who’ve seen Kinetica are consistently astounded at the performance of a database built from the ground up to leverage GPUs. With customers, we repeatedly see scenarios where queries that once took several minutes with traditional analytics systems now return in under a second. Batch jobs that used to run overnight can be replaced with real-time queries. Server sprawl where systems have spread out to hundreds of nodes to overcome processing bottlenecks can be reduced to single digits.
But it’s one thing to hear about it, it’s another to experience it for yourself.
Kinetica is quick and easy to install — you’ll probably be up and running in five minutes! All you’ll need is a Linux box (or VM), and it’s a ‘yum’ or ‘apt’ command away. Administration is simple, via a web-based admin panel, and we’ve bundled some demo data sets to get you started — or you can use data that you already have.
Some of the things you might want to try out include:
- Super-fast SQL One of the most popular uses of Kinetica is accelerating business analytics, especially on large, wide datasets. Copy your data to Kinetica and run your SQL queries against it. Kinetica comes with ODBC drivers which make it a snap to hook up to BI tools like Tableau.
- Accelerated OLAP Kinetica is ideal when used as a speed layer for traditional data warehouses and data lakes. Vectorized processing on the GPU delivers brute-force processing, which does away with the need for heavy indexing and pre-aggregation of data. With a strong suite of connectors for tools like Spark, Spark Streaming, MapReduce, Kafka, NiFi and more, you can rapidly ingest data for analysis. In distributed settings, Kinetica’s multi-node ingest allows each server to share the burden of consuming data. In a recent installation, clocked ingest speeds at three billion rows per minute!
- Geospatial Analytics Kinetica natively stores and computes geospatial data. Looking for customers within 50 miles of a store, or trying to do regional aggregations on data that isn’t pre-processed? Kinetica delivers exceptional performance, and our latest release also includes a full suite of spatial SQL capabilities.
- Reveal — built-in BI dashboard Reveal is an integrated, quick way to provide business users access to data in Kinetica. Create dynamic, filterable charts and dashboards so your users can quickly be productive with data in Kinetica.
- Geospatial Visualizations Ever needed to render millions of points or shapes on a web mapping application? Kinetica leverages server-side rendering to enable super-fast visualizations of large and complex spatial data.
- In-database Processing with User-Defined Functions For advanced predictive analytics and data science workloads, Kinetica’s UDF framework allows you to deploy Python and C++ algorithms directly to a GPU-capable distributed data framework. This brings tremendous opportunities for deploying machine learning and data science models to the business, as well as a more robust platform for training of models.
To really see the performance, you’ll want to try Kinetica on hardware with GPUs. You can use your own gear, or spin it up on AWS, Azure, or Google cloud instances. Kinetica Trial is also available for CPU-based laptops if you’d simply like to get a feel for how it works.
The Kinetica Trial Edition is available for free for 30 days. And if you need an extension, just let us know!