Actian and BiBOARD Join Forces to Provide Big Data Analytics

Agile Business Intelligence Specialist to Strengthen BI Solution With Record-Breaking Analytic Database, Actian Vectorwise

PARIS, France – 4th September 2012Actian Corporation and BiBOARD, a key provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced the signature of an agreement that allows both companies to combine technology solutions and marketing efforts as well as offer organisations in the French market more intuitive and affordable high performance analytics.

By integrating Actian Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database technology, with BiBOARD’s BI solution, the two companies provide a comprehensive analytics and business intelligence package that enables customers to reap the benefits of instantaneous business insight. Providing one of the best price/performance ratios, the innovative solution will answer the needs of companies that cannot afford high-end analytic databases or that are not satisfied with performance and agility levels of traditional systems. It also creates an ideal platform for companies who are delivering analytics as a service to many customers over the Internet or for companies whose business operates in the cloud generating lots of unstructured data that needs to be analyzed for critical business.

Furthermore, BiBOARD’s licensing model makes the bundled solution cost-effective for companies looking to take action on big data; the solution is not licensed on a per-user basis which allows organizations to offer access to the BI tool to a large number of end-users.

‘As an increasing number of organizations seek to understand and capitalize on growing data volumes, real-time analysis and reporting have become essential features of BI solutions,” commented Thierry Thepaut, CEO, BiBOARD. “Our user-friendly web interface makes any IT application accessible in an innovative web 2.0 platform enabling collaboration as well as optimization for use on mobile devices. Unprecedented insight is provided into financial, human resource, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications by adopting a transactional approach.

“With record-breaking Actian Vectorwise powering our solution we are dramaticallly increasing the number of simultaneous end-users able to interact with data sets in real time to identify different scenarios and results almost instantaneously. The agreement with Actian demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers with solutions that allow them to respond to new challenges posed by big data.”

“As businesses continue the trend toward digitization, the ability to analyze large stores of disparate data in real-time becomes ever more vital to business decision-making as well as the timely delivery of BI and analytics to large numbers of customers and end-users in a quality experience,” commented Christian Raza, sales director France for Actian. “Our partnership with BiBOARD will create a cost-effective, fast and user-friendly solution that enables organizations to access fast business insight with great performance experience. We are looking forward to introducing our joint proposition into the French market.”

About BiBOARD

BiBOARD, a key player in the business intelligence market, has developed a completely different approach to BI. Its innovative technology allows users to create Web applications, dashboards without any specific development knowledge and enable users to establish a real dialogue with customers, partners and suppliers. With over 500,000 users in 128 countries and nearly 11,000 new users per month, BiBOARD is a major player in the BI market.

BiBOARD is an agile and powerful solution, designed in close collaboration with its customers to meet their needs. BiBOARD is a member of AFDEL and is supported by major partners such as Altran, Atos, BULL, Business & Decision, Micropole, Orange Business Service, Logica, Sopra Group and Umanis. For more information, please visit our website: www.biboard.fr.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations.

Actian helps 10,000 customers worldwide take action on their big data with Action Apps, Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, Cloud Action Platform, Action Apps, 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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Fabrice FRUOCO
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Email: fabrice.fruoco@biboard.fr