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“Deploying on Hadoop enables the Actian Vector engine to scale to massively parallel scale without having to modify the underlying engine. For Actian, Hadoop is a means to an end; it provides an opening for Actian to introduce a fast SQL engine that operates at scale.”– Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software, Ovum
“Database and analytics vendor Actian has added its X100 SQL engine to Hadoop, making big data repositories more accessible to business users and reducing processing times.”– Stephen Withers, ITWire
“At this week’s #HadoopSummit, Actian promised to make waves with their teaser hashtag campaign #CutHadoopLoose. It appears, with their Vector product, they have done just that.”– Alan McStravick, SiliconANGLE
“Actian added SQL support to its visual dataflow framework, which is designed to run natively in Hadoop via the YARN resource-management layer. Actian's SQL-on-Hadoop uses the X100 vector processing engine for parallelised querying on HDFS it claims can deliver results of up to 30 times faster than rivals.”– Amy-jo Crowley, Computer Business Review
“Actian is by no means the first to market with SQL data processing on Hadoop, but its X100 vector-processing engine has a strong heritage that provides the company with the opportunity to claim maturity and performance advantages. Meanwhile, having the ability to run analytics queries that take advantage of R without analysts needing to be retrained as R programmers should enable Actian Analytics Platform users to focus on the approach that delivers the most efficient use of their existing tools and skills.”– Matt Aslett, 451 Research
“Extracting value from investments in big data and analytics is proving difficult for a lot of companies. A big reason for this is that they are spending a lot of time trying to bring together too many tools and platform. Data tends to be worked on across a range of different platforms before finally being brought together for the serious part of any analytics to begin. Data analytics specialists Actian are looking to change this with the latest update to the Actian Analytics Platform. This latest announcement creates a single environment based on Hadoop.”– Ian Murphy, Business-Cloud
“Enterprise customers who leverage the [Actian analytics] platform will quickly be able to glean insights from massive amounts of demographic, psychographic, geographic, mobile and other kinds of data that is stored in Hadoop.”– Virginia Backaitis, CMSWire
“According to Actian, business analysts and BI tools have been locked out of the big data lake because only a subset of SQL was supported in Hadoop. Some SQL queries would not run in Hadoop while others had to be completely rewritten due to incomplete SQL support. Actian’s platform addresses this issue by providing broad SQL support that users demand from an enterprise-grade analytics database.”– Database Trends and Applications
“The new Analytic Platform Hadoop Edition combines two main products, including the Vector database to provide high-speed SQL processing, and Data Flow, which provides a graphical environment for exploring and working with data. Both products have been engineered to run natively on Hadoop via YARN.”– Alex Woodie, Datanami
“The latest version of the Actian Analytics Platform provides end-to-end analytic processing natively in Hadoop. This will make the Hadoop Big Data framework more accessible by offering high-performance ELT (extract, load and transform) and SQL analytics on Hadoop with no need for MapReduce skills. This is a big deal because data scientists with Hadoop skills are in short supply, while SQL skills are relatively abundant.”– Enterprise Apps Today
“The Actian Analytics Platform Hadoop SQL Edition, due out by the end of this month, beats Impala with even faster querying and ISO SQL 92 compliance, according to Actian CTO Mike Hoskins.”– Doug Henschen, InformationWeek
“Actian’s platform now makes Hadoop data repositories accessible to the entire enterprise by empowering millions of business-savvy SQL users and business analysts to conduct advanced analytics directly on data in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Companies investing in Hadoop now can broaden the scope of data discovery, increase the accuracy of decisions, and speed time to value.”– Daniel Gutierrez, Inside Big Data
“Actian has announced what it calls the first full integration of big data platform Hadoop with a traditional SQL database, promising a new “end to end” analytics running natively in Big Data’s favourite platform, but also providing “industrial grade” SQL access and query tools.”– Peter Judge, TechWeek Europe
“As developers start to look at writing new applications, they'll go, 'Well, what's the point of writing to an Oracle, SQL Server or DB2 environment when we get the scale capabilities of an HDFS platform? 'Let's write directly to that, being a SQL-type database, where we then put big-data analytics on top of the SQL capabilities of Actian Hadoop. So I find it quite exciting.”– Clive Longbottom, Founder and Senior Researcher, Quocirca
“Actian's aim is that the Analytics Platform-Hadoop SQL Edition will open up Hadoop to the army of SQL professionals already employed in businesses worldwide.”– Daniel Robinson, Technology Editor, V3
Transform Hadoop into a high-performance, fully-functional analytics platform. Actian Vortex is the first end-to-end analytics platform built to run 100% natively in Hadoop. It provides complete data discovery and analytics running natively in Hadoop together with industrialized SQL access to Hadoop data.
Actian Vortex makes Hadoop data repositories accessible to the enterprise by empowering millions of business-savvy SQL users and applications to conduct advanced analytics directly on data in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). The unified platform combines the highest performing, fully compliant SQL in Hadoop with Actian’s visual data flow framework, all running natively in Hadoop via YARN.
Actian Vortex uniquely enhances and extends Hadoop for both discovery and time-sensitive analytics using next generation capabilities:
If you have Hadoop and you’re looking for a way to get transformative business value from your big data investments, the right choice is Actian Vortex.
Actian Vortex processes data natively in Hadoop up to 30 times faster than the nearest competitive offering! Analyze all your Hadoop data faster with the highest performing analytics platform. Speed data blending, discovery, and predictive modeling with an embedded high performance data flow engine. Data scientists, business analysts, and casual users all benefit from the increased speed and scale.
Give all your business-savvy, SQL users and analytics applications direct access to all the data in Hadoop. Actian Vortex provides the broad SQL support that users demand from an enterprise-grade analytics platform. Give your data scientists and analysts powerful productivity and accuracy breakthroughs while making Hadoop analytics consumable, accessible and re-usable.
Boost your analytics firepower and accuracy by enriching traditional data with data stored in unlimited sources. Increase the sophistication of your most strategic analytics to beat the competition many times over. Perform time-sensitive analytics using the freshest Hadoop data available for pinpoint decision-making. Actian turns decision accuracy into your unbeatable competitive weapon.