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December 22, 2017

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I was fortunate enough to attend the Actian Hybrid Data Conference at which Craig Strong, who is Chief Technology and Product Officer at Hubble, talked about how they provide real-time corporate performance management (CPM) through high-speed analytics dashboards. You can watch a video recording of this presentation on the conference sessions page linked.

For me, the highlight of the presentation was when Craig shared the results of the performance tests they had conducted across a selection of databases including SQLServer, MemSQL, SAP, Presto, Spark and RedShift. I was blown away by just how much faster Actian Vector was in comparison to the other databases. In the chart below I have organized the results so you can see the fastest query times at the top:

Hubble Results

Hubble used complex queries against an ERP data set. I am interested to see similar tests against other data sets as the CPU optimization technology Vector uses is equally applicable to a broad range of other analytical use cases.

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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.