Actian Corporation and Pervasive Software Unite to Take Action on Big Data

Powerful Portfolio Enables Organizations to Connect, Analyze and Act on Data at Scale

Redwood City, Calif. – (April 11, 2013) — Actian Corp. (“Actian”), a leader in next-generation big data management, today announced that it has completed the transaction to buy Pervasive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: PVSW), a global leader in cloud-based and on-premises data innovation. The combined organization delivers an unprecedented portfolio of innovative, highly scalable, elastic and performant products that drive positive business outcomes in the Age of Data.

“Every moment, people, businesses and machines generate explosive volumes and varieties of data leveraging their existing networks and, more increasingly, the cloud. Companies that embrace this data as their most strategic asset will thrive, while those that don’t lose their competitive advantage,” said Steve Shine, chief executive officer of Actian. “Big data can and will impact every industry as organisations struggle to take action on their data due to legacy technology too rigid or expensive to scale. Actian’s innovations make it easy for organisations large and small to connect, analyse and act on their fast-changing and fast-growing diverse data assets throughout the entire data lifecycle.”

“This is a powerful merger as the technologies of the two companies are industry leading and clearly very complementary,” said Robin Bloor, chief analyst and co-founder, The Bloor Group. “This is particularly the case in the area of highly parallelized and scale-up, scale-out data integration and database. In my view, the combination of these technologies will provide Actian with a performance capability for BI and Data Analytics which no other company can currently equal.”

“We have irrevocably passed from the Age of Software to the Age of Data, in which organizations need to adopt contemporary architectures to master data ubiquity, on premise and in the cloud,” said Mike Hoskins, chief technology officer of Actian. “Every organization wants to make faster, more accurate and better decisions. In a world of staggeringly huge and constant data flows, innovators can drive better decision making than has ever been possible – based not only on the past and present, but on predictions of future events.”

Actian is a leader in helping companies analyze big data in industries ranging from retail, ecommerce, enterprise, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and social media. Visit to learn more about the company’s end-to-end capabilities and robust product families.

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.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive is a global data innovation leader, delivering software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on premises, throughout the entire data lifecycle. Pervasive products deliver value to customers worldwide, often embedded within partners’ software, with breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment. For additional information, go to