Perception Consulting signs reseller agreement with Actian

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Irish organizations benefit from record-breaking Vectorwise analytic database and Tableau Software data visualization solution to connect, analyze and act on Big Data

Dublin, Ireland and Slough, UK – 18 June 2013 — Irish BI and data solutions provider, Perception Consulting, has signed a reseller agreement with Actian Corporation in order to offer Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database, to organizations that need to solve data reporting and analytics issues in order to facilitate business growth. Having tested Vectorwise, Perception Consulting decided to promote and offer Vectorwise due to the solution’s analytic performance, low cost and ease-of-use features.

Furthermore, as an existing Tableau Software partner, Perception Consulting will offer Vectorwise together with the data visualization software as a data analytic, reporting and self-service business intelligence solution. Perception Consulting joins a large community of joint Actian Vectorwise and Tableau Software reseller partners that includes Slipstream BI (South Africa), FlyingBinary (UK), Atheon Analytics (UK), Infotopics (Netherlands), Decideis (France), Viteco (Denmark) and RAV Norge (Norway).

Now, companies in the Irish market have an alternative to their legacy database platforms and can turn to Vectorwise and Tableau Software in order to connect, analyze and act upon big data sets, and derive value from them in order to increase profits, reduce customer churn and improve customer satisfaction. Available in version 3.0, the analytic database Vectorwise offers superior analytic performance as well as high-performance integration for data stored in Hadoop clusters.

The relationship with Perception Consulting creates substantial opportunity for Actian in the Irish market, giving the company access to a new community of businesses that need to obtain more value from their operational and customer information, easily and affordably. Furthermore, Perception Consulting is currently looking to offer Vectorwise and Tableau Software as a cloud-based hosted solution which will allow Irish businesses to reap the rewards of the technology without having to install and run them on-premise.

Perception Consulting works with a wide variety of organizations and offers bespoke consulting that solves business issues around BI, reporting and analytics. Talking with CxOs, Perception Consulting offers the right technology to solve the business problems that executives face with understanding their data, whether it is a case of reports taking far too long to run or it taking days to find out an important bit of business information that they can act on.

“While business executives may not know the differences between database and data visualization solutions, the majority of them have a need, a problem to solve in the business when it comes to finding out information and acting upon it,” comments Peter McParland, director of Perception Consulting. “With Actian Vectorwise, we can solve those reporting and analytic problems; they can now benefit from extremely fast analytic performance by using a technology that is much simpler to use, much less expensive and much more flexible in terms of deployment. And by complementing Vectorwise with Tableau Software, organizations now have a solution that allows them to analyze and visualize their data as fast as it takes them to ask the question in the first place.”

“Vectorwise and Tableau Software continues to represent a dynamic change in the way companies run and satisfy their BI, analytics and reporting,” explains Steve Crosson Smith, client director NEMEA at Actian Corporation. “And with version 3.0 now available, we can now enable our partners to offer the next generation version of Vectorwise which offers integration for Hadoop, allowing them to get critical business answers from big data in a way that is solid, reliable and meaningful. We are delighted to work with Perception Consulting as our new reseller in Ireland and we look forward to bringing the power and simplicity of Vectorwise 3.0 to organizations that need to solve their reporting and analytic issues without having to buy high-ticket solutions.”

About Perception Consulting

Perception Consulting was established in 2006 to help organizations to make sense out of Big Data using the latest cutting-edge data management products, intelligent ingenuity, real application and the ability to optimize the outputs. But none of this just happens; it requires planning, knowledge and expertise…simply put, it requires Perception. Perception understands data. For more information, go to

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.

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