GPUdb exploits the power of massively parallel graphics processing units, GPUs. We’ve developed patented technology that allows us to repurpose GPUs, originally developed to render 3D graphics, to crunch the numbers for complicated analytics and database operations. All of this happens in the cloud, which means you are free to interact with your data on any device you’d like, through a web browser or software plugin, while the GPUs do the heavy lifting. This is particularly useful for data with heavy emphasis on location or geospatial applications.
Other enterprise database providers cannot exploit the physical hardware advantage provided by a GPU which means that they can cost 10x as much and perform about 1/100th as well as GPUdb.