Cloud Data Warehouse

Actian Data Platform on Google Cloud: Engineered for the Data-Driven Enterprise

Actian Corporation

April 27, 2021

Actian and Google Cloud Integrated

Today, Actian is excited to announce the delivery of Actian Data Platform on Google Cloud Marketplace. Actian is initially available in the us-east1 region, which will be expanded to include US West, German, and Irish cloud regions in the coming months. If you are interested in trying out Actian Data Platform on Google Cloud, please check out our listing here.

Actian is the highest-performance warehouse available on Google Cloud and beats the alternative on price performance by a factor of 8 – 12x. Our price-performance advantage takes advantage of the fact that Google Cloud has the best backhaul and high-bandwidth networking infrastructure of any cloud provider, ensuring lightning-fast data access even across regions. Leveraging this superior networking and storage capabilities in Google Cloud, Actian delivers 20% superior query performance compared to other cloud providers.

We have been collaborating closely with Google Cloud’s architects and storage teams over the past few months. From the standpoints of ease of use, integrated connectivity, and real-time decision-making, this collaboration ensures that Actian will deliver the best cloud data warehouse experience available—with the lowest TCO among all cloud data warehouses. Organizations in the midst of digital transformation can gain access to the real-time insights needed to make the operational analytics decisions that competitive advantage demands.

Actian is deployed in the form of containers and microservices on the latest compute nodes leveraging Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Google Cloud Storage (GCS).  Actian supports agile data processing by enabling the rapid ingestion of data into the data warehouse. It can also be used to query data stored in Google data lakes via external tables.

Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Deployment

Because Actian can be used in a multi-cloud configuration, organizations can configure Actian to operate across multiple cloud providers. This enables organizations to finally realize the true potential of hybrid by bringing the compute power of Actian to the place where their data resides. In addition, Actian can also be deployed on-premises, allowing organizations to leverage the same database engine, the same physical data model, the same ETL/ELT tools, and the same BI tools of your choosing both in the cloud and on-prem.

Figure 1: Actian is available on Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure, enabling multi-cloud deployment options.

Built for Google Cloud

Actian is well integrated into the Google ecosystem. Looker has been a long-time visualization partner of Actian, and now as part of Google Cloud, provides a great option for customers looking for a native BI tool on Google Cloud. We have also preconfigured connectors to pull data from Google Cloud Storage and DataProc into Actian. These complement a slew of over 200 built-in data and application sources that Actian can pull data from.

Over the next few months, we will be adding further integrations with Google tools like Google KubeFlow, and Google DataFusion.

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About Actian Corporation

Actian is helping businesses build a bridge to a data-defined future. We’re doing this by delivering scalable cloud technologies while protecting customers’ investments in existing platforms. Our patented technology has enabled us to maintain a 10-20X performance edge against competitors large and small in the mission-critical data management market. The most data-intensive enterprises in financial services, retail, telecommunications, media, healthcare and manufacturing trust Actian to solve their toughest data challenges.