Actian Names Dr. Marcus Menzel as Sales Director, Central Europe

BI and analytics expert to expand partner and customer base in Europe and help companies harness the power of big data

Langen, Germany – 13th September 2012 – Actian Corporation today announced that Dr. Marcus Oliver Menzel has joined the company as Sales Director, Central Europe. In this role, Dr Menzel will be responsible for operations in the CEMEA region and drive the local customer and partner programme for the company’s record-breaking analytic database, Vectorwise.

Dr. Menzel joins Actian from Jaspersoft where he held the position of Sales Manager and brings 17 years of software marketing and business development experience to the company. Prior to Jaspersoft, Dr. Menzel held various management positions with organisations like Siebel and Oracle.

Based in Germany, Dr. Menzel’s primary responsibility will be to grow Actian’s presence in the European market. As the continental lead, he will push forward and establish Actian’s analytic database solution, Vectorwise as the analytic database solution of choice for enterprise, service provider and cloud businesses in Central and Eastern Europe.
A special focus will be on expanding Actian’s European partner network using Actian Vectorwise which not only powers the traditional BI systems of enterprises but also is the core real-time data infrastructure of modern software-as-a-service and cloud businesses.

“The growing data volumes have opened new avenues for companies and Actian’s big data solution can help them tame the multi-headed hydra that is unstructured data and gain competitive advantage,” remarked Steve Shine, CEO, Actian Corporation. “Marcus brings a wealth of strategic sales and marketing expertise and will be introducing our innovative solution to partners and customers and help us achieve bigger market-share in key European countries.”

“With its record-breaking speed and one of the best price/performance ratios, Actian Vectorwise strikes me as the single most interesting real-time data infrastructure solution available in the market,” commented Dr Menzel. “The combination of high speed and value for money provides Actian with powerful arguments to win more clients and I look forward to introducing customers and partners to its innovative solutions.”

About Actian Corporation

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.

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