Lucata Receives National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Revolutionize Graphics Database Technology

NEW YORK, September 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Lucata, provider of a next-generation server platform for acceleration and scaling of graphical analysis, AI and computer Machine Learning (ML), announced today that it has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase 1 Grant for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). Lucata will use the grant to fund research into how to dramatically improve the performance of large graphics databases by leveraging the power of Lucata’s next-generation computing architecture. Research will focus on enabling write updates to a graphical database without locking the entire database, thus allowing the database to be read at the same time as new data is written. in the graph.

A major limitation of today’s graphical databases is the need to lock the entire database while writing new data, which prevents reads to the database while writes. As a result, when data is read, new data cannot be written to the chart. This locking / unlocking process severely limits the overall performance of graphics databases. The SBIR grant will allow Lucata to explore the feasibility and market interest in a high performance graphics database architecture that allows simultaneous reads and writes of data. Leveraging the company’s patented Migratory Threads technology, Lucata will develop a system that only locks a local area of ​​the graphics database while data is written to that area, allowing reads to continue on the remaining unlocked data. For large graph databases where the likelihood of simultaneous reading and writing to the same area of ​​the graph is low, locking only a limited area of ​​the graph for writes will allow reads to continue with little or no delays due to entries.

“We are extremely pleased that NSF has recognized the potential of our innovative graph database architecture. This grant will allow us to explore how to solve one of the main obstacles to optimizing the performance of large graphics databases for a range of increasingly critical use cases, ”said Marty Deneroff, Lucata CTO. “Our patented Migratory Threads technology can handle data locks much more efficiently than traditional technologies, potentially making Lucata the ideal platform for solving the thorny performance issues of write lock / unlock that currently limit the performance of large companies. graphic databases.

Lucata’s IT architecture leverages patented Migrating Thread technology to enable organizations to leverage huge pools of physical memory to accelerate and scale graphical analysis and training of AI models and of ML by orders of magnitude beyond the capabilities of existing approaches. The solution enables high-performance exascale graph analyzes, including full width-first search (BFS), on large un-pruned and unpartitioned graph databases. Lucata can be used with open source or commercial graphics software or with custom graphics solutions that leverage LAGraph, GraphBLAS, or the Lucata search query library, allowing organizations to use their existing software to discover much deeper connections within graphics much larger than possible today. These unique capabilities allow organizations to reinvent the capabilities of graphical analytics, AI, and ML and address previously intractable challenges in fraud detection, cybersecurity, blockchain, risk assessment, health care and many other areas.

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The next-generation Lucata IT architecture enables organizations to accelerate and scale orders of magnitude of graphical analysis beyond the capabilities of existing approaches. Lucata leverages patented Migrating Thread technology to massively scale unified memory and perform high-performance graphical analysis, including Exhaustive Search First (BFS), on un-pruned and unpartitioned databases with 1,000 billion peaks and beyond. Organizations can now use their existing graphing database software or custom graphing solutions to analyze deeper connections on much larger graphs than ever before. Lucata solutions support revolutionary graphical analysis and improved machine learning and AI for organizations in financial services, cybersecurity, blockchain, healthcare, science research life, telecommunications, e-commerce, government and more. The company has offices in Palo Alto, New York City, and South Bend, Indiana. For more information, visit

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