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Data Virtualization: Virtual Data Warehouse Déjà Vu?
  • January 3, 2022

Data Virtualization: Virtual Data Warehouse Déjà Vu?

Back in the 1990s, I was an industry analyst covering data warehousing and business intelligence at Giga Information Group (subsequently acquired by Forrester Research). It continues to surprise me how little these technologies have changed since that time. Organizations today are still struggling with some of the very same complexities when it comes to…

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Database Migration To The Cloud: Things You Should Consider
  • December 29, 2021

Database Migration to the Cloud: Things You Should Consider

Did you know that 63% of organizations are actively migrating data from on-premises databases to the cloud? So says an IDC survey, and another 29% are planning to start a database migration within 3 years. Carl Olofson, IDC’s Vice President of Research specializing in data management software, recently participated as a guest speaker in…

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Bloor Spotlight Highlights How Actian’s Ingres NeXt Strategy Avoids Common Modernization Pitfalls
  • November 22, 2021

Bloor Spotlight Highlights How Actian’s Ingres NeXt Strategy Avoids Common Modernization Pitfalls

Digital transformation requires use of the latest technologies. However, as you probably already know, modernizing a mission-critical database and the applications that interact with it can be risky and expensive, often turning into a long disruptive journey. But I have good news! According to a recent Bloor Spotlight report, Actian’s Ingres NeXt strategy for modernizing Ingres and OpenROAD applications either…

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Vector 6.2 Delivers Even Faster And More Secure Analytics
  • November 17, 2021

Vector 6.2 Delivers Even Faster and More Secure Analytics

Actian Vector is a vectorized columnar analytics database designed to deliver extreme performance with a high level of security. But who wouldn’t want analytics that are even faster and more secure? For those who do, the new Vector 6.2 release available on November 10, 2021 is a winner, continuing to push the limits of…

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Will Cloud Data Warehouses Really Help You Cut Costs?
  • November 8, 2021

Will Cloud Data Warehouses Really Help You Cut Costs?

If the first question you consider when thinking about a cloud data warehouse involves how much money you will save by moving your on-premises solution to the cloud, you may not like my answer: There’s no guarantee that you will realize any cost savings at all. But let me suggest, however humbly, that this…

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Data Warehouse Best Practices
  • October 26, 2021

Data Warehouse Best Practices

In every industry, the need to follow best practices exists. Data warehouse best practices are no exception. Best practices are methods or techniques excepted as a good way or best way to accomplish an activity, process, or practice. All practices evolve, but the best way to start is with a foundation of best practices…

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An Easier And Safer Modernization Journey For Ingres And Database Applications
  • October 1, 2021

An Easier and Safer Modernization Journey for Ingres and Database Applications

Actian’s Ingres NeXt Initiative paves the way for transformation Are you considering modernizing either your Ingres database or your “green screen” ABF or thick-client OpenROAD applications? If so, you may have read about modernization options like those from Gartner listed below. Gartner has ranked these from easiest (Encapsulate) to most difficult (Replace). The easier…

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OLAP In Data Warehouses
  • September 27, 2021

OLAP in Data Warehouses

Decisions within an organization are made in three possible ways. One way is based on the experience of the individual making the decision. The second way is based on analytics. The third way is based on a combination of one and two, knowledgeable experience and analytics. Based on experience or expertise in a subject,…

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Security, Governance And Privacy For The Modern Data Warehouse, Part 2
  • August 26, 2021

Security, Governance and Privacy for the Modern Data Warehouse, Part 2

Part 2: Cloud Service Security In my previous post on modern data warehouse security, we looked at issues related to database security. This post will focus on the separate, but related issue of cloud service security, which is increasingly important since nearly half of all data warehouses are hosted in the cloud.[1] The economics…

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Security, Governance And Privacy For The Modern Data Warehouse, Part 1
  • August 23, 2021

Security, Governance and Privacy for the Modern Data Warehouse, Part 1

Database Security: Part 1 Did you know that security breaches involving the cloud now surpass breaches involving on-premises infrastructure? According to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigation Report, 73% of cybersecurity incidents involved external cloud assets—compared with 27% only one year ago.[1] Having just joined Actian from a cloud security provider, even I was…

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