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Why The AA, a Leading UK Insurer, Selected Actian for High-Performance Cloud Analytics

Actian Corporation

October 27, 2020

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We are very excited to share the news that The Automobile Association (AA), the UK’s largest motoring organization, selected the Actian Data Platform for its insurance business to execute its cloud migration strategy.

The AA is a leading UK automobile insurer and breakdown service provider that provides vehicle insurance, driving lessons, breakdown coverage, loans, and other services to its thousands of customers every day.

When the AA first sought a cloud data warehouse service to power its analytics, high on its list of priorities were fast performance, scalability, and pay-as-you-go subscription pricing. We were confident that Actian would be a great fit for the AA’s needs because of Actian’s long heritage in analyzing operational data in real-time. This capability would be vital to enabling the AA to provide customized service to their members.

Known for technological innovation, the AA also realized that insurance is a dynamic business that must welcome the flexibility to meet its customers’ needs today and in the future. Actian’s hybrid architecture and multi-cloud support will give the AA choice in how and where they deploy. With Actian, the AA gains application portability between cloud and on-premises data warehouses.

Actian provides:

  • High-performance analytic database technology on-prem and in the cloud.
  • Cloud economics with pay-as-you-go pricing.
  • Multi-cloud platform support and enterprise-grade security.
  • The ability to scale compute on demand.

The AA’s selection comes on the heels of an authoritative report from GigaOm research, a respected independent industry analyst firm, that identified Actian as the clear industry leader on price and performance in an evaluation of leading cloud data warehouse services such as Snowflake and Amazon Redshift.

The AA will be able to process its data science workloads at lightning speed, giving it a definite competitive advantage. Actian is in the business of helping organizations attain industry leadership by using data to their advantage—and we are excited to add the AA to the list.

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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.