Actian Executives to Speak on Big Data Trends at TiEcon 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  – May 14, 2014 –Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the big data analytics platform company, announced today its executives will be presenting on big data trends, developments in the landscape and success strategies in the Big Data track at TiEcon 2014: The World’s Largest Entrepreneurship Conference, in Santa Clara, May 16-17.

Actian CEO Steve Shine will present the keynote, “The Big Data Dilemma – Act Fast or Fail,” taking place on May 16 at 10:00-10:30 a.m. Shine will discuss Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma that holds true in Big Data – the industry landscape is filled with innovators like Amazon and Uber that use data to create transformational value; it’s also littered with laggards and ‘has-beens’ that have suffered because they’ve done nothing.  By the time you realize your competition is leapfrogging you, it is too late. Shine will discuss ways customers and an ecosystem of partners are using the Actian platform to become Big Data disruptors and drive innovation, transformation and success.

In the “Big Data Technology Landscape” panel taking place on May 16 from 2:30-3:00 p.m., Mike Hoskins, chief technology officer for Actian, along with executives from Neo4J and Cloudera, will discuss the ubiquitous hardware and software technologies unleashed by the open source movement. Panelists will discuss big data applications that are enabled by platforms that allow efficient, expressive and cost-effective function, as well as how these technologies are put to use and work together. Panelists will also compare and contrast big data infrastructure platforms and provide guidance on future innovation to come in the infrastructure layer of the big data stack.

On May 16 at 4:15-4:45 p.m., Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer for Actian will moderate a panel titled “Old is not Necessarily Gold in Big Data,” where panelists Gesture Research Product Manager Mehul Nariyawala of Google, Hortonworks Founder Eric Baldeschwieler and LinkedIn Director of Engineering Deepak Agarwal will discuss how Hadoop has brought economies of scale on software-managed scale out storage and compute platforms and has gained foothold in every vertical industry segment. The session focuses on emerging technologies that attempt to address deficiencies in current data and analytics platform ecosystem. These technologies promise to work better, faster, and cheaper on the emerging hardware and cloud platforms, and address important future workloads and data genres, such as sensor data streams.

For more information on TiEcon 2014: The World’s Latest Entrepreneurship Conference, go to: Actian is a Platinum sponsor of TiEcon 2014, and will be exhibiting at Booth #2.

About Actian:  Accelerating Big Data 2.0™

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organization – not just the privileged few.  Actian provides transformational business value by delivering actionable insights into new sources of revenue, business opportunities, and ways of mitigating risk with high-performance in-database analytics complemented with extensive connectivity and data preparation. The 21st century software architecture of the Actian Analytics Platform delivers extreme performance on off-the-shelf hardware, overcoming key technical and economic barriers to broad adoption of Big Data.  Actian also makes Hadoop enterprise-grade by providing high-performance data enrichment, visual design and SQL analytics on Hadoop without the need for MapReduce skills. Among tens of thousands of organizations using Actian are innovators using analytics for competitive advantage in industries like financial services, telecommunications, digital media, healthcare and retail.  The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide.   Stay connected with Actian Corporation at or on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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