Vectorwise Newsletter - September2012 - English
Welcome to this month's edition of our Actian Vectorwise newsletter. Here is the latest information and news on the record-breaking analytic database that is helping companies around the globe achieve the best price/performance ratio in order to monetize their Big Data.
Spotlight: Is data the lifeblood of your business?
You might think that this is a strange question to ask. After all, what company would admit that data is not core to their business? But whereas many organizations use data in their operations to manufacture a product or create a solution, others fundamentally depend on and use data to provide a commercial service. The fact is that many companies are discovering the value in collating, aggregating and storing data and then offering other businesses the ability to interact with it and analyze it to their benefit. Find out more about these companies and how Vectorwise has proven to be the de facto analytic database choice to help them power their services and solutions.
Vectorwise product news - Real-time Hadoop analysis
As Hadoop is used more and more by businesses to store their big data, Actian has developed a Hadoop Data Connector that provides data-driven businesses with a robust, scalable and fully supported capability to analyze unstructured Hadoop data to create value out of it, and then put it into an operational system or back into a Hadoop store. Find out more
Vectorwise in the cloud - Zoho.com
We are pleased to announce that Zoho.com recently chose to deploy Vectorwise as the analytic engine to power a new online BI and reporting service for its client base called Zoho Reports. As a result, over 200,000 Zoho customers will benefits from the increased performance and speeds of the Zoho Reports service. This means that more and more end-users will be able to analyze and report on their data to find out information that they can turn into value. Also, Zoho is running Vectorwise in their cloud which proves how flexibly the analytic database can be deployed. Learn more
Vectorwise - real world benchmarks
We are delighted to share with you an interesting article from a Vectorwise partner in Japan who conducted extensive benchmark testing of Vectorwise against other database technologies. Our partner, Insight Technology, ran comprehensive analytic tests using Twitter data. The results were staggering - where one database took 2 minutes 50 secords to complete queries, Vectorwise completed them in just 1.7 seconds!. Click here to read more about our partner's findings.
In-memory analytics? Yes, but at what cost?
The rise in popularity of In-Memory analytics has meant that more and more organizations are considering running their big data analytics projects using RAM as opposed to disk. This article explains the advantages and the disadvantages of this approach - especially when cost and resources are a factor. Learn more here
Come and learn more about Actian Vectorwise at the following live events coming up soon. These include:
September 13-14, 2012 - Boston, US
Boston Big Data Innovation
September 19-20, 2012 - London, UK
Big Data World Europe
October 8-9, 2012 - Cologne, Germany
German Ingres User Group
October 9, 2012 - Paris, France
November 26-27, 2012 - Bussum, Netherlands
Sogeti/Ovum BI Symposium
December 6, 2012 - Paris, France
Decideo Forum 2012
Did you know that if you missed one of our live events or webinars, you can catch up and find them online? Here is just a selection of the on-demand events that you can find online.
Vectorwise: Changing Face of Analytics (with Bloor)
Vectorwise: Ultra-Fast Analytics for Customer Success (with Sheetz)
Vectorwise: Mobile BI (with Yellowfin)
Connect with Actian
Apart from the Actian website, you can always follow us and connect with on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. More recently, we are pleased to announced two new channels on Xing (German-speaking) and Viadeo (French-speaking).