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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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Josh Steigerwald Internship Experience
  • October 19, 2021

Josh Steigerwald Internship Experience

About the author: Josh is currently a senior at Stony Brook University, where he pursues studies in computer science and finance. Having spent most of his life fascinated by technology and pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors from a young age, he hopes to leverage his computer science skills and business savvy to make his mark in…

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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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Getting To Know Actian CEO Lewis Black
  • April 7, 2021

Getting to Know Actian CEO Lewis Black

Lewis Black joined Actian in November 2018 as CFO, moving into the CEO position this past fall. He's worked in tech for more than three decades for an assortment of leading telecommunications and software companies, including AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Citrix, Nexmo, and Vonage. As Lewis closes in on his six-month anniversary as CEO, we…

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Actian Acknowledged As One Of The Top Workplaces In Austin
  • November 9, 2020

Actian acknowledged as one of the top workplaces in Austin

When I moved to Austin 10 years ago from the California Bay Area, little did I not know that I would be working in a company that gets acknowledged as the Top Workplaces in Austin today. This accolade was nominated and selected by the employees of the company. Actian Corporation came about as a…

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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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A Letter Regarding COVID-19 From Actian CEO Rohit De Souza
  • March 20, 2020

A letter regarding COVID-19 from Actian CEO Rohit De Souza

A letter to our customers and partners: At Actian, our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented global event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this pandemic. Our focus is…

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Actian Partner Showcase – AG-Tech
  • February 4, 2020

Actian Partner Showcase – AG-Tech

Who is AG-Tech and what is the company history? AG-Tech is a company that specializes in bringing software developed outside of Japan to the Japanese market. This involves everything from the software and its documentation’s localization into Japanese, its testing with Japanese data and OSes, to its local support, marketing, sales and distribution into…

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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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A New Brand For A New Actian Chapter
  • January 31, 2020

A New Brand for a New Actian Chapter

  You may have noticed there's both a new look-and-feel and a new corporate logo in evidence at Actian.com. We have recently introduced a new visual identity together with a new website, to mark a big milestone and the beginning of a new chapter for Actian. Actian will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020.…

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Actian Partner Showcase – Goldstar Software
  • January 2, 2020

Actian Partner Showcase – Goldstar Software

Each month, we are featuring a different partner in our Actian Partner Showcase series. In January, the spotlight shines at Goldstar Software Inc., our long term US Actian Zen distributor. Goldstar Software were awarded 2018 Best Data Management Partner, U.S. and Worldwide. Tell us about Goldstar Software? Goldstar Software Inc. specializes in everything related…

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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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Actian Partner Showcase – SOS Software Service
  • December 4, 2019

Actian Partner Showcase – SOS Software Service

Each month, we will be featuring a different partner in our Actian Partner Showcase series. In December, the spotlight belongs to our long term Actian Zen distributor in Germany, SOS Software Service, who was also awarded 2018 Best Data Management Partner, EMEA. Tell us a bit about SOS Software? SOS Software Service was established…

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Employee Spotlight: Nithaya Thavisouk
  • December 3, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Nithaya Thavisouk

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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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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Veterans Day Employee Spotlight
  • November 11, 2019

Veterans Day Employee Spotlight

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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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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Simply Zentastic Partner Conference
  • October 25, 2019

Simply Zentastic Partner Conference

“One of the best conferences we had in the last 20 years”… that is how one of the Actian Zen partners appraised our 3 day partner meeting that took place the week of October 14th in Actian’s office in Austin, Texas. With Actian Zen reaching new heights, mainly in the mobile and IoT space,…

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Employee Spotlight: Rob Walsh
  • September 6, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Rob Walsh

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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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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Learn How To Get Started With Actian
  • September 4, 2019

Learn How to Get Started with Actian

Are you new to Actian or currently testing out Actian Products? If so, check out our new Getting Started learning channel at https://communities.actian.com/s/getting-started-quick-tutorials. These bite-sized tutorials will get you started quickly with some of our core products: Actian Avalanche Actian Zen Actian DataConnect Actian DataFlow And we'll be adding more!

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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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Employee Spotlight: Marc Potter
  • June 3, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Marc Potter

At Actian, we have outstanding employees from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with a blog post dedicated to them – I am pleased…

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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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Year In Review: Actian’s Top 5 Highlights Of 2018
  • January 25, 2019

Year in Review: Actian’s Top 5 Highlights of 2018

2018 was a year of solid growth and progress for Actian, with many announcements and company highlights – including a major acquisition, a proprietary event, product innovations and much more! It was a truly memorable year for us, and as we ramp up in 2019 we wanted to take a look back with you…

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HCL Technologies And Sumeru Equity Partners To Acquire Actian Corporation
  • April 12, 2018

HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners to Acquire Actian Corporation

We’re excited to announce that HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, and Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a technology-focused private equity firm, have signed a definitive agreement to assume 100 percent ownership of Actian Corporation. For Actian, it means the company will benefit from HCL’s expertise in delivering next generation solutions for the…

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See Actian At The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit In London
  • March 17, 2018

See Actian at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in London

Are you in London, England and attending the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit? Why not drop by and see Actian at Booth #S4 where you can discuss the latest and greatest in databases, hybrid data, analytics, Internet of Things, and software innovation at the InterContinental London - The O2 from Sunday, March 18 through…

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Get Ready For The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 In Grapevine, Texas
  • February 26, 2018

Get Ready for the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 in Grapevine, Texas

The next big data and analytics conference is right around the corner with the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit, hosted at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas from March 5-8, 2018 and Actian will be present, both on the show floor and in a presentation. Emma McGrattan, SVP, Engineering, will…

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Walt Maguire To Lead Actian Pre-Sales Engineering
  • October 26, 2017

Walt Maguire to Lead Actian Pre-Sales Engineering

Walt Maguire has been a voracious consumer of science fiction novels from an early age, and now he loves getting hand-on experience with the technology of the future. He started his technology career taking apart clock radios to explore how they worked, and disassembling the family washing machine. Needless to say, his parents had…

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Welcome Pradeep Bhanot To Actian Marketing!
  • October 23, 2017

Welcome Pradeep Bhanot to Actian Marketing!

Pradeep loves to write about technology, which will come in handy as he manages product marketing for our analytics portfolio. He has been up close and personal with database technology as first a DBA for DB2, then as an Oracle sales engineer and product manager . Earlier in his career he even coded in…

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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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Visit Actian At The Internet Of Things World Conference May 14-17, 2018
  • May 9, 2018

Visit Actian at the Internet of Things World Conference May 14-17, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) World conference is the largest IoT event in the world, combining some 12,000 industry professionals and innovators with hundreds of workshops, breakout sessions, and a 100,000 square foot expo hall filled with more than 300 exhibitors and startups. The event takes place between Monday, May 14 and Thursday, May…

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See Actian At TDWI Las Vegas, February 12-14, 2018
  • February 12, 2018

See Actian at TDWI Las Vegas, February 12-14, 2018

Starting off the new year in style by hitting Las Vegas and attending the annual TDWI Conference focused on big data and analytics? Come see Actian at on the exhibit hall floor, Booth #205, Forum Ballroom of Caesar's Palace, at these times: Tuesday, February 13: 11:15am - 2:15pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm (Leadership Summit reception in…

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The Big Show: Visit Actian At AWS Re:Invent 2017 In Las Vegas
  • November 27, 2017

The Big Show: Visit Actian at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas

The largest cloud computing conference of 2017 is now here in AWS re:Invent and it’s taking over Las Vegas in a big way. An estimated 40,000 engineers, product leads, marketers, technical architects, and expert users from around the world will be descending on The Strip, attending keynotes, bootcamps, demos, hackathons, and in-depth hands-on training…

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Sparking A Revolution At Big Data London
  • November 15, 2017

Sparking a Revolution at Big Data London

If you’re visiting what’s billed as the United Kingdom’s largest data and analytics events, you know that Big Data London at the Olympia promises to be a massive gathering of experts and analysts across the fields of Big Data, machine learning, AI, cloud technologies, and more. You’ll be able to learn from numerous pioneers…

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The Essential Guide To Actian Hybrid Data Conference 2017 In London, UK
  • October 16, 2017

The essential guide to Actian Hybrid Data Conference 2017 in London, UK

You are cordially invited to Actian’s Hybrid Data Conference in central London, UK on November 9th, 2017. Unlike many tech conferences, this one is totally free, and is open to Actian Customers, Partners, and the broader Tech Community alike. Bring a friend, or bring a few friends, this is a great technology community networking…

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Join Actian At Strata Data New York 2017
  • September 20, 2017

Join Actian at Strata Data New York 2017

Join us at the Strata Data New York conference next week at Jacob K Javits Convention Center to learn how our data management and analytics products can help you manage and analyze hybrid data to better gain business insights.  This O'Reilly conference takes place September 25-28, with an opening reception from 5-6:30pm Tuesday in…

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