Actian and Business & Decision Join Forces to Provide Big Data Analytics and Mobile BI

Big Data Specialists Solidify Strategic Partnership

PARIS, France – 10 May 2012 — Actian Corporation and Business & Decision, an international Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company, leader in Business Intelligence (BI), today announced the signature of their strategic partner agreement. Combined with covering technology solutions and marketing efforts, the strategic agreement bolsters both companies’ commitment to provide customers with more intuitive and affordable high performance analytics. Customers will also benefit from the power of Actian’s Action Apps, which are lightweight, consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data.

As a part of the new agreement, the two companies will enable customers to reap the benefits of instantaneous business insight using Vectorwise, the industry’s record-breaking analytic database engine. For many firms, the data analytics solutions available today are either price-prohibitive or do not satisfy users’ need for performance and agility. Therefore, there is an underserved majority of enterprises who will benefit by deploying Vectorwise, where they can divert investment from expensive back-end IT infrastructures to front-line business users, and empower them to glean accurate business intelligence at the speed of thought.

Business Intelligence has evolved from basic reports and dashboards to Actionable BI using mobile tools that give business managers the power to react swiftly to fast moving events, dramatically changing the way companies do business. As a result, in addition to Vectorwise, Actian and Business & Decision will offer customers fast insight on their mobile devices using Actian’s Action Apps. Customers will be able to run intuitive reports and dashboards on their mobile devices and act instantaneously to address the changing needs of any situation. Action Apps is cutting-edge technology that makes it possible to understand individual users’ data and provide an appropriate response quickly and reliably.

“Our customers are facing new challenges – they need to manage big volumes of data from multiple sources and then deliver relevant information to the right person, at the right place and at the right moment. By providing powerful analytics and interactive reporting of big data volumes at a lower cost, Vectorwise delivers unprecedented insight to medium and larger organizations across various industries at a very competitive price,” explains Jean-Michel Franco, Business Solution Director at Business & Decision. “Actian has been a partner of Business & Decision for many years and we’re delighted to be able to build further upon our relationship.”

“Since we launched Vectorwise in France in 2011, the solution has gained significant traction in the analytics space. Business & Decision has expressed an interest in offering Vectorwise, and we are now ready to launch our joint proposition into the market,” commented Christian Raza, Sales Director France for Actian. “Actian also intends to recruit new channel partners to allow all organizations to benefit from the great potential of Vectorwise for their Business Intelligence and analytical projects. Our new partners will be BI experts that ensure customers get the best value for the money from their investment in Actian solutions.”

 

About Business & Decision
Business & Decision is a global Consulting and Systems Integration (CSI) company. It is a leader in Business Intelligence (BI) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and a major player in e-Business, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Enterprise Solutions, as well as Management Consulting. Business & Decision contributes to the success of customer projects by driving maximum business performance. The company has a reputation for functional and technological expertise and has forged partnerships with all of the key technology vendors. Located in 19 countries, Business & Decision currently employs more than 2800 people worldwide. Additional information is available at group.businessdecision.com

About Actian
Actian Corporation enables organizations to transact, analyze and take action on big data. Actian is the first to unveil a cloud development platform for building Action Apps, lightweight consumer-style applications that automate actions triggered by real-time changes in data. Actian also incites action for 10,000 customers worldwide with Vectorwise, an analytical database, and Ingres, the mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. For more information, visit www.actian.com. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook and Twitter.

Actian, Cloud Action Platform, Ingres, and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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Delphine Boudaud
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