Continuing to deliver on our hybrid vision: Avalanche on Microsoft Azure By Emma McGrattan October 21, 2019 Today we are excited to announce the release of Actian Avalanche on Microsoft Azure. Azure is growing significantly as a platform in the enterprise space and becoming the de facto choice for retail analytics. Hence, making Actian Avalanche available on Microsoft Azure has been a priority for us. With this release, Actian Avalanche is now available on Microsoft Azure, AWS, and on-premises, delivering on our hybrid and multi-cloud vision. We have added new features to this release, like independent scaling of compute and storage resources. This is particularly appealing to those customers who have large amounts of data which is growing quickly but may not need compute to scale at the same pace. In addition, it will also benefit customers with known compute peaks like retail experiences during holidays or during promotional periods. As an added incentive, for a limited time we are also offering $0 cloud storage on Azure for customers of Avalanche (some T&Cs may apply). True hybrid platform that analyzes data where it naturally resides With the addition of Microsoft Azure, Actian’s customers now have another choice as to where they deploy their analytics. For those with data lakes that span multiple clouds and on-premises, Actian provides a unifying solution that brings analytics to all of that data from a single pane of glass. When we engage with prospects, they typically tell us that they wish to simplify their data ecosystem and bring the analytics capabilities to the data, rather than duplicating all of their data assets in a cloud data warehouse environment. Our hybrid approach is not only simpler and cheaper, it also offers greater security. High performing analytics that thrives under demanding scenarios Actian has a long history of delivering record-breaking analytics performance, and Actian Avalanche on Azure is no different. It offers significant performance advantages over the competition and that advantage grows with data volumes, user volumes and query complexity. Actian Avalanche is designed to support large numbers of concurrent users and when you couple this with the fact that query execution times can be measured in milliseconds, it’s the ideal platform for organizations that wish to equip every business decision maker in the organization with access to all of the data required to make the most informed decision possible. Actian Avalanche’s ability to handle mixed-workloads means that data discovery, ad-hoc querying, batch reporting, and real-time data updates can all be happening simultaneously without the need to reconfigure the environment for each different use case and without any one of these use cases feeling the impact of the others. Try Avalanche with your data You can try out Actian Avalanche for free for 30 days and experience for yourself the high performing engine of Avalanche. I’d love to hear your feedback, so don’t be shy! About Emma McGrattan As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma leads research and development for the Actian Vector, Actian Vector in Hadoop, Actian X and Ingres teams. A recognized authority in DBMS and Big Data technologies, Emma is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. Emma has recently celebrated over 25 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering. Educated in Ireland, Emma holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree from Dublin City University.