Actian Appoints New Chief Technology Officer to Extend Its Data Management Technology Leadership

Ahmed Ezzat, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Joins Actian to Help Enterprises Execute on Real Time Business Opportunities

REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 7, 2012Actian Corporation today announced that Ahmed Ezzat will join the company as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering. Ahmed’s significant expertise and technology thought leadership will build on Actian’s strategy to help business users extract real time value from Big Data through automated action.

Ahmed Ezzat joins Actian with 25 years of development experience at the architecture and senior management levels with expertise in core data management, including structured and unstructured data. He previously served as Hewlett Packard’s Fellow and Chief Technologist with the company’s Cloud Division where he led the analytics area. Prior to Hewlett Packard, Ahmed served as Senior Director and Architect at Oracle where he architected, designed and implemented Oracle’s buffer cache in Oracle 7.3. At Cray Research, Ezzat managed the OS group in the flagship T3D NUMA supercomputer product. Ahmed has co-authored and won the Arno Penzias award for his contribution to the NEST system and has been serving as Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University’s Computer Science and Engineering Department for the past 20 years.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to be part of a talented team that is providing companies with key technologies that help tackle Big Data,” said Ahmed Ezzat. “I look forward to collaborating with Actian’s Vectorwise, Ingres, and next generation Action Apps platforms that allow businesses to uncover opportunities in real time.”

“As Actian continues to build on its leadership in real time data management, with an emphasis on delivering tangible business value by taking action on all important data events, new talent and thought leadership will help us challenge traditional thinking in this market,” said Steve Shine, Chief Executive Officer of Actian Corporation. “It is estimated the benefits of Big Data could amount to more than $2 trillion each year by the year 2015. These benefits will only become available when we arm business users with the capability and tools needed to extract value from that data.”

Businesses and enterprises are constantly seeking affordable innovation to drive greater business value. With the continued demand for this new class of innovative technologies, Actian has witnessed the growth of their record-breaking performance database, Vectorwise and their leading Ingres 10S database, which recently added geospatial support.

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 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 to deliver actionable business intelligence. Actian also incites action for 10,000 customers worldwide with 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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