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May 01, 2013 16:05 ET

YarcData Named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Urika Big Data Appliance Enables a Flexible and Partition-Less Approach to Real-Time, Iterative Pattern Discovery and Analysis

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - YarcData, a Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprises, today announced it has been named a 2013 Gartner Cool Vendor in Content and Social Analytics. Published on April 25, 2013, the Gartner report found that gaining insights across multi-structured data is one of the biggest opportunities to derive value from analytics. YarcData's Urika system is a Big Data appliance for graph analytics that enables enterprises to quickly validate hypotheses and discover unknown relationships and patterns in large, un-partitionable data sets.

Urika's highly scalable, real-time platform supports ad hoc queries, pattern-based searches, inferencing and deduction. The system is purpose-built for graph analytics, featuring graph-optimized hardware and a graph database optimized for the underlying hardware, enabling applications to interact with the appliance using the industry standard interfaces of RDF/SPARQL defined by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). Singularly focused on graph analytics, Urika augments existing analytical environments by delivering new high-value discoveries and insights that drive competitive advantage.

"We believe being named a cool vendor by Gartner validates the potential of graph analytics to usher in a new era of discovery and innovation, and reinforces the leading role YarcData plays in this space," said Arvind Parthasarathi, president of YarcData. "Our customers are using Urika to solve previously intractable problems and it's exciting to see them systematically find new discoveries that have significant impact, like accelerating new cancer treatments, new drug repurposing, new risk/fraud identification, and new cyber threat discovery."

About the Urika™ Appliance
The Urika system is a purpose-built appliance for graph analytics featuring graph-optimized hardware that provides up to 512 terabytes of global shared memory; massively-multithreaded graph processors supporting 128 threads/processor; highly scalable I/O with data ingest rates of up to 350 terabytes per hour; and an RDF/SPARQL database optimized for the underlying hardware enabling applications to interact with the appliance using industry standard interfaces. The Urika system complements an existing data warehouse or Hadoop cluster by offloading graph workloads and interoperating within the existing analytics workflow. Subscription pricing for on-premise deployment of the appliance eases the adoption of the Urika system into existing IT environments.

About YarcData LLC
YarcData LLC, a Cray company, delivers business-focused real-time graph analytics for enterprises to gain business insight by discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Customers include the Canadian government, Mayo Clinic, Noblis, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Sandia National Laboratories, and the United States government, among others. YarcData is based in the San Francisco bay area and more information is at

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

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