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Developing Your Data DNA
  • November 29, 2021

Developing your Data DNA

In a world where everything is changing too quickly, the evolution towards agile, interoperable data services is a welcome change. Data is now able to be delivered as a service, without the need for costly investments in data centers and the resources needed to manage them. As more companies embrace the cloud, data integration…

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Why Hybrid Integration Is The Key To Digital Transformation
  • December 19, 2018

Why Hybrid Integration Is the Key to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation of business is one of the biggest trends of the IT industry during the past few years and is projected to continue to be an important part of companies' business strategies through 2020. With digital transformation initiatives, companies are transforming business processes to leverage modern technology in new ways - deeply integrating…

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When Fresh Data Matters
  • December 9, 2018

When Fresh Data Matters

How quickly does your business environment changes? Are your leaders using outdated information, and do they know it? Do you find your data is slowing your decision-making processes and preventing you from being truly agile? Imagine what you could do if you were to harness the power of real-time data. Modern businesses operate in…

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  • October 18, 2018

Airplane Mode aka The Cloud Digital Divide

I recently took a last-minute trip from San Francisco to India.  The best fare in economy I could find was on a sixteen-hour Air India flight, direct to New Delhi.  I figured I’d get a lot of work done on the flight and, if not, at least I could catch-up on movie watching.  Turns…

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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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Jolt Your Performance With Actian In Detroit And Cambridge This Week
  • March 12, 2018

Jolt Your Performance with Actian in Detroit and Cambridge This Week

Interested in jolting your data analytics and database performance? Join Actian in two separate meetings this week in both Detroit, Michigan and Cambridge Massachusetts to talk about hybrid data, performance, analytics, and dataintegration: Tuesday, March 13: Come to the JOLT YOUR PERFORMANCE BREAKFAST between 7:30–9am at the award winning Apparatus Room Restaurant conveniently located…

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Database History In The Making:  Ingres Meets X100
  • December 19, 2017

Database History in the Making: Ingres Meets X100

Doug Inkster is an Actian Fellow with a long history in the database market, starting with IDMS in the 1970’s and moving to Ingres in the 1990’s.  We asked him to reminisce about the most exciting times in his long career.  Here are some of his thoughts: In my 40+ years of working with…

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The X-Vector
  • November 1, 2017

The X-Vector

As an employee new to Actian I decided to dig into what makes Actian Vector a star performer.  Three specific qualities, covered below, caught my eye as I reviewed the technical overview. Vectorization: When I first heard this term, my memory went back to 30 years ago, when IBM offered my employer, Watson Calculating Services…

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Delivering Real-Time Reporting At Speed And Scale
  • September 21, 2017

Delivering Real-Time Reporting at Speed and Scale

When a major UK logistics company wanted to improve reporting for its large accounts, they turned to Actian to design, implement and support the underlying database system (“LARS”) using Ingres, HVR and Vector products for its architecture. The Brief The customer had around 100 Customer Accounts Representatives dedicated to large accounts, with each Rep…

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Predictions For The Hybrid Data Landscape
  • May 30, 2017

Predictions for the hybrid data landscape

The Age of Data has arrived, with new data sources, targets and processing models proliferating madly across enterprises of all sizes. While data has never been more valuable to a business — it now informs the who, what, where, when and how of decision making — this new hybrid data landscape introduces new challenges.…

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Connecting ServiceNow To Other Applications’ Data Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult
  • May 4, 2017

Connecting ServiceNow to other applications’ data doesn’t have to be difficult

We're excited to be at Knowledge17 this year to show how the Actian hybrid integration platform can connect ServiceNow to your existing data sources, including on-premises and cloud-based applications. The ServiceNow model can define, structure and automate the flow of work within your enterprise, but only if you can connect to other applications and…

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Rethink Hybrid For The Data-Driven Enterprise
  • April 25, 2017

Rethink Hybrid For The Data-Driven Enterprise

After a recent Actian webinar featuring Forrester Research, John Bard, senior director of product marketing at Actian, asked Forrester principal analyst Michele Goetz more about the trends in today's enterprise data market.  Here is the first part of that conversation: John Bard, Actian:  The enterprise market tends to think of “hybrid” as on-premises or cloud,…

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Hybrid Data Is A Gamechanger
  • April 19, 2017

Hybrid Data is a Gamechanger

Imagine this scenario - you have just "clicked" on an item that you are ordering online. What kind of "data trail" have you generated?  Well, you are sure to have generated a transaction - the kind of "business event" that goes into a seller's accounting system, and then on to their data warehouse for subsequent sales…

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The Start Of Something Really Big
  • April 17, 2017

The Start of Something Really Big

It is rare in life that one gets an opportunity to step back, take a fresh look and reset one’s mission and trajectory. For Actian, today is such a day, as we launch a new vision, a new product solution portfolio and of course, a new tag line. Got to have a new tag…

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Fashion Retailer Maximizes Profits Through Data Driven Insights
  • May 26, 2016

Fashion Retailer Maximizes Profits Through Data Driven Insights

Kiabi, a global retailer of ready-to-wear fashion at affordable prices based in France needed to replace a legacy data management platform that was unable to support real-time analytics in a high-volume global retail environment. A proof of concept test demonstrated that the Actian Analytics Platform was clearly the performance leader to meet this customer’s real-time data…

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Hadoop At 10
  • April 27, 2016

Hadoop at 10

Wow – 10 years of Hadoop, what a ride. Actian has been working in the Hadoop ecosystem almost since the beginning, starting in 2007. Actian started working with Hortonworks the moment they launched in 2011. As a pioneer in this space, we have witnessed the whole “boom”. And while Hadoop is continuing to show…

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Never Underestimate The Importance Of Good Data Quality
  • September 2, 2014

Never underestimate the importance of good data quality

One of the things I talk to organizations about regularly when they’re trying to get their heads around big data and analytics is the importance of data quality before they start with analytics.  Here, I am reminded of the old database acronym of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), and yet I am astounded by…

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The Evolution Of Data Integration With The Internet Of Things
  • August 4, 2014

The Evolution of Data Integration with the Internet of Things

Loraine Lawson, always does a wonderful job covering the world of integration, and this article that covers the integration challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. Besides big data, I see the IoT as one of the most interesting data integration challenges coming down the road. Perhaps it’s time…

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Maximize Customer Lifetime Value Using Historical Data To Predict Future Buying Behavior
  • November 26, 2010

Maximize Customer Lifetime Value Using Historical Data to Predict Future Buying Behavior

Acquiring new customers is expensive and it is generally more cost-effective to sell to existing ones. The customer-lifetime-value concept is straightforward, but many companies struggle with determining how to put it into practice. Do you actually understand your customers’ buying behavior and motivations and what you can do to influence them? Is this information…

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