OpenBI and Actian Partner to Bring Enhanced Big Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence Capabilities to Customers

Actian Expands Its Portfolio of Innovative Big Data Solutions to Strengthen its Position as a Major Global Player

Redwood City, Calif. – April 2, 2013 - Actian Corp. (“Actian”), a leader in next generation big data management and creator of the analytic database Vectorwise, today announced that they are partnering with analytics consultancy OpenBI, LLC around its innovative Vectorwise analytic database. OpenBI is professional services firm focused on helping organizations extract maximum value from their growing data assets by utilizing expertise in big data architecture, advanced analytics and best-practice business intelligence system design and deployment. The relationship with Actian will allow OpenBI’s customers to capitalize on Vectorwise’s disruptive combination of high-performance and affordability to drive unprecedented new business value at a fraction of the cost of other leading solutions.

With its ability to analyze and report on large and complex data, Vectorwise is a perfect complement to OpenBI’s big data and analytics service offerings. “Adding Actian Vectorwise to our portfolio of technologies provides strategic benefits to both OpenBI and our customers,” said Steve Miller, co-founder and President of OpenBI. “With Vectorwise, users are able to access information at the speed of thought in order to improve business decisions with real-time data.”

OpenBI sought a high performance analytical database capable of serving business users with rapid-fire analytic queries. To meet these needs, OpenBI turned to Vectorwise because of its consistently-outstanding performance, scalability and low overall cost. Additionally, OpenBI has been able to deploy Vectorwise behind a number of analytical applications with little configuration or preparation. This compatibility with front-end technologies makes it a preferred choice.

edo Interactive, a credit and debit card reward company and OpenBI customer, has already seen the benefits of Vectorwise for its business. “OpenBI knew the market and was able to advise us on the best tools for our problem, which included Actian Vectorwise,” said Tim Garnto, vice president of product engineering at edo Interactive. “Vectorwise is faster than what we’ve seen from other engines and has strong SQL support,” added OpenBI partner Kevin Haas, who worked on the edo project. “With Vectorwise, OpenBI was able to provide the edo Interactive team with rapid access to data along with support for analytic queries that they were unable to experience before.”

“OpenBI continues to expand its expertise in the big data ecosystem and is ready to meet the needs of businesses for both the innovative tools to analyze growing volumes of data and the expert insights to help businesses prosper,” says Fred Gallagher general manager, Vectorwise at Actian Corporation. “We are happy to welcome OpenBI to our roster of BI and analytic partners that support Vectorwise.”

With more than 10,000 customers worldwide, Actian is a leader in helping companies analyze big data in industries ranging from retail, ecommerce, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and social media.

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 analytic database, Ingres an independent mission-critical OLTP database, and Versant object-oriented databases. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About OpenBI
Headquartered in Chicago, OpenBI is an experienced professional services firm committed to the data-driven enterprise. Our transformative services combine architecture and implementation expertise in big data, advanced analytics and business intelligence. Clients benefit from OpenBI’s real-world expertise in the Hadoop ecosystem, analytic databases, BI platforms and statistics/machine learning. The OpenBI team delivers open-architected data integration and BI technology solutions while assisting data scientists with agile intelligence and advanced analytics. OpenBI customers see us as innovative and pragmatic – delivering top-tier intelligence solutions efficiently and economically. For more information, visit www.openbi.com.