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AVALANCHE ARCHITECTURE

True hybrid cloud data warehouse that lets your data live where it belongs

Avalanche Next Generation
Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse

Actian Avalanche is a fully managed data warehouse service that is designed from the group up for enterprises that run a wide variety of analytic workloads across multiple cloud (AWS, Microsoft Azure) and on-premise environments. Avalanche takes advantage of performance features in today’s CPUs to maximize the use of compute while optimizing memory usage and storage. The result? High performance and scale across all dimensions – data volume, concurrent user volume, and query complexity – at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.

AVALANCHE ARCHITECTURE


Analytical
Apps

Analytical Apps Give everyone on the team the access they need with an ecosystem of persona-based analytical tools.


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Performance
Optimized Compute

Performance
Optimized Compute
Elevate your absolute throughput performance to new heights by maximizing your compute resources.


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Intelligent
Elastic Storage

Intelligent
Elastic Storage
Increase/decrease compute and storage independently of one another.


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Hybrid Multi-Cloud Platform

Hybrid Multi-Cloud PlatformDeploy on-premises as well as on AWS and Azure using the same technology.


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Pre-Built
Connectors

Pre-built
Connectors
Source the data with just a few clicks using 200 pre-built integration templates or industry-standard ETL tools such as Informatica and Talend.


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PERSONA-BASED ANALYTICAL APPS

Empower your users to access data and perform queries using familiar tools and languages

Avalanche works with all your analytical applications to support the needs of users with a wide range of technical skills. Each persona, including business analysts, data scientists and data engineers, can interact with Avalanche using familiar tools and languages that your organization has already invested in. Hundreds of users can access the dataset and perform their own ad hoc queries at the same time without experiencing performance degradation.

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Persona-based Analytical Apps

Avalanche meets the needs of a wide range of roles and associated skill sets by providing full SQL compliance and SQL tools support, as well as support for Python, Jupyter, R-Lib, TensorFlow, and virtually any visualization and reporting tool.

PERFORMANCE
OPTIMIZED COMPUTE

Elevate absolute throughput performance to new levels

Avalanche uses Vector processing to operate on hundreds of tuples of data in a single CPU cycle, and keep the data compressed even in CPU cache instead of decompressing in the RAM, delivering higher CPU utilization and hence significantly faster performance.

Avalanche can uniquely perform real-time updates of data while analytical queries are being run without adding any latency. In contrast, alternative solutions typically take a 40 to 60% performance hit.

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Fastest Compute

Actian Avalanche takes advantage of powerful CPU features such as SIMD instructions, larger chip caches, super-scalar functions, out-of-order execution, and hardware-accelerated string-based operations to deliver industry-leading performance.

INTELLIGENT
ELASTIC STORAGE

Achieve cost efficiency with optimized storage

Avalanche separates compute from storage so that you can increase or decrease these two components independently of each other. Pay only for what you use by switching off compute resources altogether when they are not needed.

Avalanche uses resilient, high-performant storage mechanisms such as Elastic Block Storage (EBS) in AWS, Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen 2 in Azure, and HDFS/POSIX for on-premise. Avalanche’s advanced compression algorithms, combined with using the most efficient algorithm for the data stored in every block, leads to the most optimized use of storage. This helps reduce your total cost of ownership.

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Native High Performance

Avalanche uses resilient, high-performant storage mechanisms such as Elastic Block Storage in AWS and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 in Azure. This way, it can handle a high volume of concurrent users which also helps to keep your costs down.

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Spark-Enabled External Tables

Avalanche’s built-in external table capability enables you to locally access data that is residing outside of the data warehouse. This makes it much easier to use and requires far less coding.

HYBRID MULTI-CLOUD PLATFORM

Seamlessly run on a broad range of platforms, including AWS, Azure, a managed private cloud, or on-premise

Avalanche is built for multi-cloud by design. The same Avalanche platform is available on AWS, Azure, and on-premise on POSIX environments as well as VMWare containers. All deployments, regardless of location, are compatible so you don’t have to relearn the technology or alter your query workloads. It provides the perfect solution for on-premise datasets that cannot move to the cloud due to compliance requirements or other business restrictions.

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Flexible Deployment Options

Avalanche is a true hybrid platform that can be deployed on-premise as well as on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (coming soon).

PRE-BUILT
CONNECTORS

Integrate with your enterprise applications with just a few simple clicks

Avalanche enables you to reuse existing data ETL connections such as Informatica and Talend. It also provides over 200 pre-built enterprise connectors to popular data sources such as ServiceNow, Salesforce and PeopleSoft. Other cloud data warehouse platforms require you to work with partners to help source and move data to the platform, resulting in extra costs and hassle. You can source data from data sources with just a few clicks in the UI and, more importantly, the integration is fully managed by Avalanche.

Avalanche’s extensive industry standard API and connector support enables you to easily incorporate new data sources as well.

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Pre-built Integration

Avalanche excels on connectivity, with over 200 pre-built connectors to popular enterprise applications such as Salesforce, Workday, SAP and Netsuite that are available out-of-the-box. You can also reuse your existing ETL tools.

Avalanche Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse Service

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