MapD tech open sources their Core Database

MapD tech open sources their Core Database

By | June 12th, 2017
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MapD Technologies, a GPU-powered analytics company, has released their Core

database to the open source community under the Apache 2 license, seeding a

new generation of data applications.


By open sourcing the MapD Core database and associated visualization libraries, they are making their analytics platform available to everyone.

“MapD’s decision to open source its Core database is significant, as it will further energize an already active GPU analytics community,” said Jim McHugh, NVIDIA general manager of DGX Systems.

Available Products

Core open source database – source code of the MapD Core database provided under the Apache 2 license.

Analytics Platform Enterprise Edition – comprising the Core database including Distributed and High Availability capabilities, GPU rendering engine, ODBC and LDAP features, and the MapD Immerse visualization client. Also included is a product warranty and enterprise support.

Analytics Platform Community Edition – offering a non-commercial and academic use license of Core database with rendering engine pre-installed, and Immerse visual client. Support will be provided via community forums.

Visualization libraries – They are also providing open source Javascript libraries that allow users to build custom web-based visualization apps powered by a MapD Core database. The libraries contain functionality for producing charts, crossfiltering data and managing connections to the Core database.


Nisheeth Bhakuni