Vectorwise Newsletter – April 2013 English
Hello and welcome to our April/May newsletter. Here is a round-up of the latest news on Actian and on Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database that is helping data-centric and data-intensive companies around the world to connect, analyze and act on their data.
Actian acquires MPP Big Data market leader ParAccel
Actian has announced that it has acquired ParAccel, a leader in high-performance analytics. This strengthens Actian's position as a major player in the big data analytics market and companies such as Amazon, The Royal Bank of Scotland, OfficeMax and MicroStrategy can now benefit from its Big Data solution portfolio. For more information, read the news release.
Actian and Pervasive Software unite so organizations can connect, analyze and act on data at scale
We also announced the conclusion of the merger of Actian and Pervasive Software. The combined organization now delivers an unprecedented portfolio of innovative, highly scalable and high performance products that drive positive business outcomes in the age of data.
Describing the acquistion, Steve Shine, CEO of Actian said: "Every moment, people, businesses and machines generate explosive volumes and varieties of data leveraging their existing networks and, more increasingly, the cloud. Companies that embrace this data as their most strategic asset will thrive, while those that don't lose their competitive advantage. Actian's innovations make it easy for organizations large and small to connect, analyze and act on their fast-changing and fast-growing diverse data assets throughout the entire data lifecycle."
For more information on this exciting news and what it means for you, go to our Connect, Analyze and Act page on the Actian website.
Vectorwise 3.0 is now available - download today!
Vectorwise 3.0, which provides high-performance integration for Hadoop is now available for download. The new version of the analytic database opens up the majority of unstructured data for super fast analysis in BI tools and other applications. Now, companies can benefit from high-performance integration for Hadoop with the Vectorwise Hadoop Connector, and get critical business answers from big data in a way that is solid, reliable and immediately impactful. Learn more here.
Actian awarded a place in CRN's Top Big Data 100 list
We're excited to annouce that Actian has been named on CRN's inaugural Big Data 100 list. The list recognizes 100 innovative technology vendors that offer products and services to help businesses manage data. As you will know, we place high importance on our partners and to be recognized with this award is something we're very proud of. Read more about the award.
OpenBI partners with Actian to offer enhanced BI and analytics
U.S. analytics consultancy OpenBI has announced a partnership with Actian to offer Vectorwise to organizations. 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. Read more.
Intelligence at the speed of thought
If you would like to learn how other companies are harnessing the power of Vectorwise to connect, analyze and act on their customer and operational data volumes, download our customer brochure and learn how Vectorwise is transforming business intelligence and analysis at organizations across many vertical markets, from Wall Street to retail and from online gaming companies to research institutes.
Watch a demonstration of Tableau 8 on Vectorwise
Last month we showed you via a webinar the power of Tableau 8, the latest version of the firm's data visualization tool, and Actian Vectorwise. If you missed the webinar, you can now watch the recording which is available on our YouTube channel. Grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be amazed at what you can now achieve with Vectorwise and Tableau 8.
Free 2-day Big Data feasibility study
Are you ready to make the most of data? At Actian, we are we are passionate about helping businesses to get the most from our database solutions and, for years, we have worked closely with organizations to ensure our database offerings meet business requirements, adding extra features and functionality when needed. That's why we are offering all potential users a free on-site feasibility study to see if Actian's database solutions are a good fit for your business. Read our datasheet to learn more.
Article: Integration in the age of Big Data
As more businesses want to connect various data sources together in order to analyze their data volumes, this article discusses the need to find the right cloud-based platform capable of facilitating the integration of all that data at acceptable performance levels. According to Actian CTO, Mike Hoskins, as more organizations begin to manage data as a business asset, the mechanisms through which accessing that data gets simplified becomes critically important. Read more on this subject.
Blog: Has the era of instant gratification made us less patient?
Do you ever get the feeling that people have no patience anymore? No time to stop, reflect and do things at a more leisurely pace? It seems that the more access we have to information and fast data speeds, the more we want and the less tolerance we have to wait patiently for it. Read our latest blog and see if you agree with our thoughts.
Catch up with Actian live!
Come and learn more about Actian Vectorwise at the following live events:
Tableau 8 On Tour
May 16, 2013 - Richmond, UK
May 23, 2013 - Milan, Italy
May 28, 2013 - Warsaw, Poland
May 30, 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
Big Data Boot Camp
May 21-22, 2013 - New York, USA
db tech showcase Osaka 2013
May 29-31, 2013 - Osaka, Japan
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.
Ultra-fast, self-service BI, reporting & visualization with Tableau & Vectorwise
Real-time analytics in the Cloud
Getting started with Vectorwise and Yellowfin
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