Cray Launches YarcData uRiKA Graph Appliance

A purpose-built solution for big data relationship analytics.

YarcData, a division of Cray Inc. dedicated to providing “big data” solutions for enterprise customers, has announced the launch of the YarcData uRiKA graph appliance – a purpose-built solution for big data relationship analytics.

According to the announcement, the uRiKA graph appliance fills an unmet need in the big data market. The uRiKA graph appliance is specifically designed for a graph-based approach to big data analytics. By bringing together data and relationships from multiple sources and enhancing these relationships through automated inference and deduction, the uRiKA graph appliance builds up a relationship warehouse. The system supports both real-time visualization of relationships for interactive discovery and real-time searches for relationships based on partially specified patterns and templates.

uRiKA is a high-performance graph appliance with a large shared memory and massively multi-threaded custom processor designed for graph processing and scalable I/O. The uRiKA graph appliance complements an existing data warehouse or Hadoop cluster by offloading graph workloads and interoperating within the existing enterprise analytics workflow. According to the announcement, uRiKA delivers insightful analytics on graphs, not only in terms of its ability to handle size and complexity of relationships but also its response time and processing speed.

The uRiKA graph appliance is available now and has been successfully deployed at customer sites, including the Institute of Systems Biology, Mayo Clinic, Noblis, and Swiss CSCS. More information is available at: