Data Analytics

Ventana Research Analyst Perspective, Actian Manages Avalanches of Data

Teresa Wingfield

January 31, 2023

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Matt Aslett, VP & Research Director at Ventana Research, just wrote an Analyst Perspective called Actian Manages Avalanches of Data. He gives the Actian Data Platform a positive review and concludes by saying,

“I recommend that organizations migrating to the cloud and looking for a cloud data platform with integration and management capabilities should evaluate Actian.”

One of the things Matt likes most about the Actian platform is that it’s one solution for data integration, data management, and data analytics. He sees customers struggle with data integration. For example, he cites Ventana’s Analytics and Data Benchmark Research that found that difficulty in integration and in accessing data sources top the list of complaints about analytics and business intelligence (BI): 35%, find it hard to integrate with their business processes and 31% find it hard to access their data sources.

As a single solution for data integration, data management and data analytics shown in the diagram below, the Actian Data Platform (formerly Avalanche) lowers risk, cost, and complexity, while allowing easier sharing and reuse across projects than cobbling together point solutions. Let’s take a look at some of its best features and benefits.

Data Integration

The Actian Data Platform has easy to use drag-and-drop integration and pre-built connectors to pull data from any source – SaaS applications, structured data from enterprise databases or applications, unstructured data lakes, and edge devices or the web. Using the platform, you can easily build automation and use templates to build data pipelines. Its data profiling allows you to continuously improve data quality.

Data Management

Data management includes things such as monitoring, maintenance, security, backups, and patching. These capabilities are all offered as a managed or co-managed service. Data management capabilities scale quickly and easily with separation of storage and compute. You can control costs with auto start and auto stop and you can scale your cloud data platform without shutting down using dynamic scaling.

Data Analytics

After data is moved into the Actian Data Platform, consumers can build applications, gain insights, and explore data. The platform has the most performant analytics engine around, outperforming alternatives by 7.9x in a recent Enterprise Strategy Group Economic Validation.

The Actian Data Platform provides many additional unique advantages. Its REAL real-time analytics empowers users to decide on the best courses of action in the moment. The platform offers the flexibility to connect to third-party tools for BI, advanced analytics, and application development. While most alternatives focus on security, the Actian platform offers security and data privacy capabilities. The Actian Data Platform supports encryption, data masking and column-level de-identification to make it easy to democratize data while protecting privacy, complying with regulations, and ensuring ethical use.

Learn More

Download the Ventana Research Analyst Perspective, Actian Manages Avalanches of Data, to learn why you should include the Actian Data Platform in your cloud data platform evaluation.

Check out the Actian Data Platform to learn how it makes it easy to connect, manage and analyze data.

And, you can read about how the Actian platform provides a unified experience for managing integration and other data services.

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About Teresa Wingfield

Teresa Wingfield is Director of Product Marketing at Actian where she is responsible for communicating the unique value that the Actian Data Platform delivers, including proven data integration, data management and data analytics. She brings a 20-year track record of increasing revenue and awareness for analytics, security, and cloud solutions. Prior to Actian, Teresa managed product marketing at industry-leading companies such as Cisco, McAfee, and VMware.