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What Makes An Innovative IT Leader? These Are The Top Skills To Hone
  • November 28, 2022

What Makes an Innovative IT Leader? These Are the Top Skills to Hone

By Steve Padgett, CIO at Actian Technology leaders face a plethora of new challenges as they attempt to deliver novel solutions and adapt to change more quickly. Obstacles include budget cuts due to inflation, technical skills shortages, and repercussions from rushing recent technology adoption, which can lead to security gaps, compatibility issues, poor performance,…

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Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader
  • November 18, 2022

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Leaders across every organization learned valuable lessons about leading their teams more thoughtfully during the pandemic. Here at Actian, we learned that being a flexible, adaptable, and empathetic leader goes a long way in building trust with our teams. The pandemic and resulting seismic shift in how we interact with our colleagues shed light…

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Actian Is A Timmy Awards Finalist
  • October 21, 2022

Actian is a Timmy Awards Finalist

Source: Timmy Award submission We have exciting news to share: Actian has been named a finalist in two categories for Tech in Motion’s 8th Annual Timmy Awards! We’ve been selected as top contenders in both the “Best Tech Enterprise Employer” and “Best Tech Work Culture” categories. Since the Timmy Awards launched in 2015, their…

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Intern Summer Snapshot #4
  • August 24, 2022

Intern Summer Snapshot #4

Written By: Madeline Heath, Marketing Intern The fourth week of August signals the final week of our 2022 summer internship session. Our interns have spent the last 11 weeks contributing in engineering, finance, technical course development, marketing, and people. For the fourth and final installment of our Intern Summer Series, we take an in-depth…

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Intern Summer Snapshot #3
  • August 18, 2022

Intern Summer Snapshot #3

With August in full swing, our 2022 summer internship is coming to a close. Our interns have spent the last 10 weeks contributing to different teams throughout Actian. For the third installment of our Intern Summer Series, we take an in depth look at what our interns, Madeline Heath and Gabrielle Kray, have been…

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Intern Summer Snapshot – #2
  • August 11, 2022

Intern Summer Snapshot – #2

For the month of August, we will be sharing a weekly post about our interns, their insights into the program, and how they’ve been developing their professional skills. For the second installment of our Intern Summer Series, we take an in depth look at what our interns, Andi Wagner, Ashwin Ramakrishna, and Josh Reyes…

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Intern Summer Snapshot – #1
  • August 4, 2022

Intern Summer Snapshot – #1

The first week of August kicks off our Intern Summer Series! For the month of August, we will share a weekly post about our interns, their insights into the 12-week virtual program, and how their internship has helped develop professional skills. First up, we have our wonderful Cloud Operations Analyst Intern, Henry McKinney, and…

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Introducing Our 2022 Interns!
  • July 28, 2022

Introducing Our 2022 Interns!

It’s National Intern Day, which means it’s time to talk about Actian’s Summer Internship Program! Since launching this 12-week program in 2020, Actian’s internships have been centralized around intern capstone projects, engaging virtual events, all while being fully remote – this year however, they were able to add the exciting addition of a hybrid-remote…

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Introducing Our 2021 Interns!
  • July 28, 2021

Introducing Our 2021 Interns!

Summer is in full swing which can only mean one thing… Actian’s internship program is back! For the second year in the row, Actian is hosting a 12-week virtual internship program designed for college students to explore careers in tech. This year, our interns will get a chance to gain experience with teams in…

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Introducing Our Interns!
  • July 29, 2020

Introducing Our Interns!

Each month, we will be featuring a different employee in our Employee Spotlight series. This series was born with the belief that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here at Actian. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with…

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Employee Spotlight: Helena Marsikova
  • January 31, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Helena Marsikova

Each month, we will be featuring a different employee in our Employee Spotlight series. This series was born with the belief that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here at Actian. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with…

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Merry And Happy
  • December 20, 2019

Merry and Happy

How does your company get festive around the Holidays and year end? We at Actian go all out! It all started with a series of Holiday Parties in all our offices globally – some hosted at the office, some at local pubs, and ALL were amazing! The Palo Alto office gathered in the astonishing…

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Giving Back Together
  • November 21, 2019

Giving Back Together

I once read, “One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.” Although I am fairly certain I read this on a coffee cup or tumbler in a craft store, its words still rang true. So, this week, while I was visiting our Round Rock office, I was excited by the opportunity…

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Mary Poppins Rocking The Actian Halloween Costume Contest
  • October 31, 2019

Mary Poppins Rocking the Actian Halloween Costume Contest

A very diverse yet joyful group of masks including Tuesday Taco, Fortune Teller, Squid, Superman, Bob Marley, Hippie, Mary Poppins, Morphsuit, Top Gun’s Maverick, Dead-Priest-Joker, Walrus, Game of Thrones' Melisandre, a Slytherin, and Actian’s People Programs Manager abducted by an alien was sighted marching around the Embarcadero Place in Palo Alto, California, on Tuesday,…

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Where Is The Red Panda?
  • September 5, 2019

Where is the Red Panda?

It was a lovely Friday morning in San Francisco. The skies were azure blue, the sun was shining, and the nice fresh ocean breeze was blowing, when we all started gathering in an Actian designated area in the center of the San Francisco ZOO. Us - the Actian-ers and our spouses, kids, nieces, nephews…

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Austin’s First Salsa And Guacamole Contest
  • August 1, 2019

Austin’s First Salsa and Guacamole Contest

I am so thrilled to tell you about all about our first social event which put a little “spice” into everyone’s work week! We sponsored a best salsa and guacamole contest. We asked everyone to bring in their favorite salsa and guacamole recipe and let their fellow colleagues’ taste and vote for the best one in each category. There were several entries, and everyone got a chance to place their vote anonymously.…

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New Actian India Office
  • July 26, 2019

New Actian India Office

We would like to make everyone aware that on July 16, 2019, we announced the launch of our new Actian India facility hosted by HCL. This is very exciting news for the team in India. The team has grown to a point that a new and larger facility was needed. As well, we needed…

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Ready, Set, Dough
  • June 18, 2019

Ready, Set, Dough

Actian employees run for the gold..en donuts All work and no play make for a hungry team according to Actian employees, or at least that’s what we found out during a local community event. With our new location nestled in the quiet little city of Round Rock, it was time to venture out and…

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Whimsical…lotus?
  • May 30, 2019

Whimsical…lotus?

Ladies of Actian, Palo Alto get together for a Paint Nite When I received the offer to join the Actian family as the People Programs Manager back in April, I was elated! Through my interviews, one thing that really stood out to me was the friendly, inviting culture – which would make my new…

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Introducing Actian In Action
  • June 29, 2022

Introducing Actian in Action

Promoting better mental and physical health for all employees, year-round According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our leadership team has navigated the pandemic with kindness and understanding, offering staff the time off they need to rest…

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Welcome To IMPACTIAN!
  • May 2, 2022

Welcome to IMPACTIAN!

  It’s been said that we’re all living through unprecedented times. That’s why at Actian, we wanted to put a stake in the ground about how important it is for us to make a positive impact, not only for our customers and employees, but for our communities and society at large. Today, we’re introducing…

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Employee Spotlight: Emma McGrattan
  • April 28, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Emma McGrattan

Each month, we will be featuring a different employee in our Employee Spotlight series. This series was born with the belief that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here at Actian. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with…

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