Former Oracle and Informatica Senior Executive Paul Hoffman Joins Big Data Leader Actian Corporation Board of Directors

Hoffman Brings Long Track Record of Exponential Growth and Market Transformation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 13, 2014Actian Corporation (“Actian”) today announced that Paul Hoffman has joined its board of directors.  A highly regarded global sales and operations executive, Hoffman joins other Actian board members who have rich and deep track records of scaling businesses rapidly and capturing transformative market opportunities.

“Actian leads the industry with a completely modern Big Data analytics platform architected to drive better business outcomes for organizations like Office Max, China Telecom and GE,” said Terry Garnett, chairman of the board of directors for Actian and managing director of Garnett & Helfrich.  “Paul’s strategic leadership and proven performance in sales and operations will further accelerate Actian’s revenue growth over the next few years.”

Hoffman has a passion for bringing creative strategy and execution ideas to drive hyper growth at companies.  As Executive Vice President and President, Worldwide Field Operations at Informatica, he presided over a four-fold increase in revenues.  While in that role, Hoffman won the Global Sales Leader of the Year in the 4th Annual Sales and Customer Service Stevie Awards.  Prior to Informatica, Hoffman cofounded and served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Cassatt Corporation and was President of the Americas at SeeBeyond Technology Corporation from 1999 to 2003.  Earlier in his career, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Documentum and spent 10 years at Oracle Corporation, ultimately rising to Vice President of Worldwide Operations.

“I thrive on the opportunity to be a change agent to drive growth,” said Hoffman.  “With the proliferation of data types and volumes, the Big Data industry is entering a period of growth and disruptive transformation.  Actian is leading the way by delivering business value for every kind of organization, from powering Amazon Redshift to accelerating analytics for Evernote.  I look forward to working with my fellow board members and company leadership to position Actian to successfully execute on this incredible market opportunity.”

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 ELT, 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 www.actian.com or on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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