Ventana Research Analyst Perspective, Actian Manages Avalanches of Data By Teresa Wingfield January 31, 2023 Matt Aslett, VP & Research Director at Ventana Research, just wrote an Analyst Perspective called Actian Manages Avalanches of Data. He gives the Avalanche Cloud 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 Avalanche platform is that it’s one solution for data integration, data management, and data analytics. He sees customers struggle in 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 Avalanche platform 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 Avalanche Cloud 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 Avalanche 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 Avalanche platform, consumers can build applications, gain insights, and explore data. The Avalanche platform has the most performant analytics engine around, outperforming alternatives by 7.9x in a recent Enterprise Strategy Group Economic Validation. The Avalanche 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 Avalanche platform offers security and data privacy capabilities. The Avalanche 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 Avalanche platform in your cloud data platform evaluation. Check out the Avalanche Cloud Data Platform to learn how it makes it easy to connect, manage and analyze data. And, you can read about how the Avalanche platform provides a unified experience for managing integration and other data services. About Teresa Wingfield Teresa Wingfield is Director of Product Marketing at Actian where she is responsible for communicating the unique value that the Avalanche Cloud Data Platform delivers, including proven data integration, data management and data analytics. She enjoys applying her extensive knowledge in these areas to help customers find solutions that will help them achieve long-lasting success. Teresa 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. She was also Datameer’s first VP of Marketing for big data analytics built on Hadoop, and has served as VP of Research at Giga Information Group, acquired by Forrester, providing strategic advisory services for data warehousing and analytics. Teresa holds graduate degrees in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and software engineering from Harvard University.