BCS Software Practice Specialist Group & Open Source Specialist Meetup

When:  Sep 4, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (GB)

Data analytics never seems to be fast enough, especially as data grows and the number of sources expand. The shift from legacy databases to in-memory databases helped, but the speed and scale of CPU-based solutions has not kept pace with the needs of data analysts, who want interactive querying, visualisation and decision-making with their data. This lagging user experience costs time and money for companies that are increasingly data rich but insight poor.

In this presentation, Akmal Chaudri will explain what is causing the shift to GPUs, and how they are fundamentally changing the analytics space. We will also show, using demonstrations, the use of GPUs for performing fast analytics at scale, including SQL queries, interactive data visualisation, and integration with typical data science and machine learning workflows.

The presentation will focus on open source technologies.


18:00 – Sandwiches, refreshments and networking
18:30 – Main presentation – Akmal Chaudhri
20:00 –Further refreshments and networking


BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Avenue
London, EC2R 7DN