Cloud Data Warehouse

Elastic Scaling in Actian Data Platform

Actian Corporation

October 4, 2019

By moving applications to the cloud, users can benefit from various opportunities the cloud environment offers.

One of these opportunities is the availability of a seemingly infinite amount of resources, enabling users to match their requirements by scaling their applications according to their load. Nevertheless, load may change over time and does not always follow a predictable behavior.

Actian will therefore offer a new elastic scaling feature, allowing users to quickly respond to requirement changes by scaling the system in a fast way without a shutdown. This solution brief provides a peek under the hood of the new elastic scaling feature, describing the basic concepts behind it from an engineering point of view.

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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.