RAPIDS™, part of NVIDIA CUDA-X, is an open-source suite of GPU-accelerated data science and AI libraries with APIs that match the most popular open-source data tools. It accelerates performance by orders of magnitude at scale across data pipelines.

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An optimized hardware-to-software stack for the entire data science pipeline
An optimized hardware-to-software stack for the entire data science pipeline.

RAPIDS Benefits

Massive Speedups

Faster pipelines enable more experimentation, improving outcomes.

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Easy to Adopt

Familiar Python APIs and plug-ins quickly accelerate existing workloads.

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Flexible Open-Source Platform

With 100+ software integrations, RAPIDS promotes collaboration.

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Runs Everywhere

RAPIDS runs on all major clouds, on your local machine, or on premises.

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Accelerating Data Science

With libraries that speed up widely adopted operations and algorithms, RAPIDS helps reduce time to insight as questions evolve.


Faster Pandas with cuDF

* Benchmark on Groupy advanced operation (5GB) DuckDB Data Benchmark HW: Intel Xeon Platinum 8480CL CPU and NVIDIA Grace Hopper GPU SW: pandas v1.5 and cudf.pandas v23.10


Faster Scikit-Learn with cuML

* Benchmark on UMAP-Unsupervised on 100,000 samples and 256 features HW: Intel Xeon Platinum 8480CL CPU and NVIDIA H100 80GB (1x GPU) SW: scikit-learn v1.3 and cuML v23.10


Faster NetworkX with cuGraph

* Benchmark on PageRank with synthetic dataset having ~16,384 vertices and ~524,288 edges HW: Intel Xeon Platinum 8480CL CPU and NVIDIA H100 80GB (1x GPU) SW: NetworkX v3.2 and cuGraph v23.10

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Flexible Across Data Workloads

With a distinctive, modular, interoperable selection of libraries that smoothly plug and play into pipelines and applications, RAPIDS simplifies the development process.

RAPIDS keeps data science pipelines running smoothly at any scale.

A flowchart showing how RAPIDS keeps data science pipelines running smoothly at any scale

Data Preparation

Seamlessly accelerate data analytics for tabular datasets, graph databases, or the Spark framework with your existing tools.

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Machine Learning

Boost model training speed with an API that closely follows scikit-learn.

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Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Support efficient graph neural networks training with DGL and PyG.

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Deploy high-performance machine learning inference with cuML and NVIDIA Triton™.

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Inference and Deployment

Inspired by the most popular open-source data tools, RAPIDS libraries adapt to your workflow.

Data Preprocessing: cuDF

Accelerate pandas with zero code changes with the pandas accelerator.

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Big Data Processing: RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark

Accelerate your existing Apache Spark applications with minimal code changes.

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GPU-Accelerated Spark
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Machine Learning: cuML

Execute machine learning algorithms on CPUs and GPUs with an API that closely follows the scikit-learn API.

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Graph Analytics: cuGraph

Quickly navigate graph analytics libraries with a python API that follows NetworkX.

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Vector Search: cuVS

Apply cuVS algorithms to accelerate vector search, including world-class performance from CAGRA.

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Expand data science pipelines to multiple nodes with RAPIDS on Dask.

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Visualization: cu-x-filter

Create interactive data visuals with multidimensional filtering of over 100-million-row tabular datasets.

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Image: cuCIM

Accelerate input/output (IO), computer vision, and image processing of n-dimensional, especially biomedical, images.

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Leverage purpose-built NVIDIA frameworks and guides to build accelerated applications for common and high-impact use cases.

Data Engineering

Revolutionize data management and preprocessing with the RAPIDS Accelerator for Spark.

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Time-Series Forecasting

Accelerate time-series modeling from feature engineering to forecasting.

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Recommendation Systems

Build high-performing recommender systems at scale with NVIDIA Merlin™.

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AI Cybersecurity

Filter, process, and classify real-time data in optimized AI pipelines to quickly detect cyberthreats.

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Accelerated Optimization

cuOpt’s world-record-holding accelerated solver optimizes routes for last-mile delivery, technician dispatch, or intra-factory logistics.

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Trillion Edge Graph

RAPIDS cuGraph makes it possible for enterprises to train trillion edge graph neural networks.

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RAPIDS excels at accelerating business-critical applications, reducing years of planning and development across industries.


Accelerated data science drives improved retail forecasting, data analytics, and more for retail.

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Real-time data enhances fraud detection and forecasting in an industry where time is of the essence.

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Thriving Ecosystem

With more than 100 open-source and commercial software integrations, RAPIDS provides a foundation for a collaborative high-performance data science ecosystem.

We're committed to simplifying, unifying, and accelerating data science for the open-source community.

RAPIDS partners with the most popular data science and machine learning platforms to democratize access to accelerated data science.

Enterprise Data Science

Accelerated data science with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end, secure, cloud-native AI software platform optimized to take enterprises to the leading edge of AI. NVIDIA AI Enterprise delivers validation and integration for NVIDIA AI open-source software, including RAPIDS, access to AI solution workflows to speed time to production, certifications to deploy AI everywhere, and enterprise-grade support, security, manageability, and API stability to mitigate the potential risks of open-source software.

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Enterprise Adoption

Our customers use RAPIDS’ fully functional stack to scale their enterprise use cases.

RAPIDS Customer - CapitalOne

CapitalOne accelerated their financial and credit analysis pipelines, improving model training by 100X.

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RAPIDS Customer - Uber

Uber developed Horovod with support for Spark 3.x with GPU scheduling.

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RAPIDS Customer - Walmart

Walmart solved scalability issues with their product-substitution algorithm.

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RAPIDS Customer - LinkedIn

LinkedIn developed DARWIN to enable faster data analysis on RAPIDS cuDF.

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RAPIDS Customer -  AT&T

AT&T applied the RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark on GPU clusters in their data-to-AI pipeline.

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RAPIDS Customer - NASA

NASA used RAPIDS to detect and quantify air pollution anomalies and build a bias-correction model.

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RAPIDS Customer - TCS

TCS Optumera accelerated their demand forecasting pipeline with the RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark.

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RAPIDS Customer - Cloudera

The IRS team uncovered fraud with the RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark on the Cloudera Data Platform.

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Check out more RAPIDS resources, including developer kits, NVIDIA LaunchPad labs, and guidance on deployment options.

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