Vectorwise Newsletter – January 2013 English
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first edition of the Actian Vectorwise newsletter in 2013. We hope you had a great festive break and are looking forward to doing more with your data and information. Here is a round-up of the latest news on Actian Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database that is helping data-centric and data-intensive companies around the world to run fast, cost-effective data analytics and take action on Big Data.
The Actian team wishes you all the best for 2013!
The team at Actian
A leader in online dating, FriendScout24 implements Vectorwise for data analytics
Having built a modular BI and reporting system in order to analyze and act upon strategic and operational investments made in this fast-growing online dating company, FriendScout24 has chosen Vectorwise as its analytic database of choice. The company chose the database based on superior performance and stability levels when compared to its incumbent solution. Within a short timeframe, the company had migrated its OLAP cubes that are used for operational and strategic management over to Vectorwise, and the company is already reaping the rewards of Vectorwise: now, analytic queries on a dataset of hundreds of millions of rows that took 15 minutes to run previously are now reduced to just 14 seconds with Vectorwise.
Read more about this data-centric business and how they are benefiting from Vectorwise.
A leader in retail analytics, Atheon Analytics identifies actions, trends and patterns for better business with Vectorwise
Atheon Analytics is one of the new breed of data-savvy organizations that have identified a way to derive value from data by presenting insight in the form of patterns, images and trends. The company also provides value to retail organizations seeking to analyze and act on their data in an easy-to-digest format. As a result, the company has chosen to use Vectorwise as the engine behind its data visualization solutions which help its retail customers to make better business decisions.
Read more about Atheon Analytics.
A leading Japanese university, Hokkaido University selects Vectorwise to optimize its social services
Meme Media Laboratory of Hokkaido University has selected Vectorwise to power its analytic platform for social services. The platform allows the Japanese city of Sapporo to optimize social services such as snow plowing and removal, subway data, traffic movement and weather data as well as to develop improved plans for disaster management. Read more about MML of Hokkaido University.
Actian Corporation concludes acquisition of Versant
On December 21, 2012, Actian announced the completion of the transaction to buy Versant Corporation, a leader in specialized data management. The combination of Versant's expertise in enterprise big data solutions further strengthens Actian's big data analytics offerings and extends its capabilities further into this burgeoning market. Find out more.
Spotlight: Action Apps - free trial
If you are a user of salesforce.com, Actian has developed an easy-to-use, intuitive iPhone app that lets you set up and monitor key alerts, triggers and workflow rules on your data, all from the comfort of your iPhone. In turn, you can to react instantly to changes and events in your sales, support and marketing data. The apps are easy to build, require no training and provide value far beyond traditional business intelligence applications because you receive real time alerts that are important to you. Download Action Apps direct from Apple's iTunes store, have a play and let us know your thoughts! To learn more about Action Apps, watch our video.
Actian blog: a new take on big data
The term "big data" is so ubiquitous that Gartner has said it can refer to most facets of IT. But what about the need to ensure there are enough data scientists and data experts that can work with "big data" and derive value from it? Read our latest blog entry to learn more about the need for more education and training to cope with the ever-increasing rise of "big data" in the workplace.
Off to a flying start in 2013!
Come and learn more about Actian Vectorwise at the following live events coming up over the next few months. These include:
January 28-31, 2013 - Las Vegas, USA
MicroStrategy World 2013
February 5-7, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Gartner BI and Analytics Summit
February 25-26, 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Gartner BI and IM Summit
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: Rapid BI with Tableau
Vectorwise: Big Data & BI with Yellowfin
Vectorwise: With Big Data comes big responsibilities
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