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Kinetica Brings GPU Acceleration with SQL to Tableau

Supercharge data analytics from Tableau workbooks with lightning fast query performance from Kinetica
San Francisco, CAJune 5, 2017

Kinetica, provider of the fastest GPU-accelerated database, today announced the availability of native integration with Tableau allowing users to simultaneously ingest, explore, analyze, and visualize data within milliseconds to make critical decisions and find efficiencies, lower cost, generate new revenue, and improve customer experience.

“We are excited for Kinetica to join our partner program,” said Todd Talkington, Director Tech Partners at Tableau. “GPUs are designed around thousands of small, efficient cores that are well suited to performing repeated similar instructions in parallel. This makes them well-suited for compute-intensive analytics workloads on large data sets.”

“Tableau users will experience productivity improvements and deeper, advanced analytics on more sophisticated workloads as they incorporate an in-memory analytics database leveraging GPU-acceleration for lightning fast query performance,” said Chris Prendergast, VP of Business Development and Alliances, Kinetica. “Together, Tableau and Kinetica democratize data science by making advanced algorithms available to business users.”

Tableau combined with Kinetica helps businesses:

Bring AI and BI Together.  Kinetica’s open architecture features a User-Defined Functions (UDFs) framework to extend database functionality, enabling developers and data scientists to deploy custom code, open source, and advanced machine learning libraries natively within the database as GPU-accelerated business logic to power advanced business analytics.

Deploy Location-Based Analytics. Kinetica natively manages geospatial data such as points, shapes, tracks, and labels and provides out-of-the-box functions for location-based analytics. Kinetica’s “Reveal” visualization framework enables interactive real-time data exploration in conjunction with GPU-accelerated rendering of maps and accompanying dashboards. With Kinetica and Tableau, business analysts can make faster decisions by visualizing and interacting with billions of data elements instantly.

Perform Streaming Analytics. Kinetica’s in-memory database is designed to take advantage of the parallel processing nature of the GPU for streaming analytics on large, complex real-time data from sensors, connected devices, social media, and mobile apps. Kinetica features connectors for Apache Kafka, Apache Nifi, Apache Storm, and Apache Spark and ingests large, complex data in parallel making streaming data available for query and analytics in real-time on Tableau.

Single-Click Tableau Integration. Tableau’s Replace Data Source feature ensures users can take advantage of Kinetica’s speed and advanced analytics without any changes to existing Tableau workbooks. Point Tableau workbooks to Kinetica and leverage Kinetica’s ODBC and JDBC connectivity along with SQL-92 support to accelerate Tableau workbooks.

About Kinetica

Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including the US Air Force, NORAD, USPS, Citibank, Telkomsel, MSI, OVO, and Softbank, among others. Kinetica is the first streaming data warehouse in the cloud to combine historical, streaming, and location data analysis at unparalleled performance and scale, for instant results.

Organizations across the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive,and beyond can load and analyze fast-moving data simultaneously, delivering instant insight. Kinetica offers flexible deployment, pricing, and support models across private and public clouds.

Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including Dell, HP, IBM, NVIDIA, and Oracle and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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