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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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Insights At The Speed Of Business
  • December 19, 2018

Insights at the Speed of Business

Modern businesses move fast and the speed of business is accelerating every day with no sign of slowing. To survive, companies must find ways to remove friction in their systems and business processes – leveraging real-time operational data and translating it into actionable insights that drive activities across the company. From strategic decision-making to…

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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 Are your leaders using outdated information, and do they know it?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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Data Integration: The Connective Tissue Of Business
  • December 7, 2018

Data Integration: The Connective Tissue of Business

People, products, processes and systems may come and go, but, regardless, of the structural components of your business, data is the one thing that brings all the pieces together, so you can perform as a cohesive unit. There is no question modern businesses are evolving quickly. Market opportunities are short-lived, technology advancements are happening…

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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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DataConnect 11.1 Highlights
  • July 19, 2017

DataConnect 11.1 Highlights

I am excited to share news of our most recent release of DataConnect 11.1. This release wraps up a significant phase in that it provides backwards compatible support for our customers who use EDI x12, HIPAA, and HL7 connectors and components. If you use Data Integrator version 9 to process those documents, you can…

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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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Architecting Next-Generation Data Management Solutions
  • May 2, 2017

Architecting Next-Generation Data Management Solutions

This is part 2 of our conversation with Forrester analyst Michele Goetz. Please click here to read the first post: 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 next-generation data management solutions.…

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HTAP At Actian: The Best Of Both Worlds In Data Management
  • April 26, 2017

HTAP at Actian: The Best of Both Worlds in Data Management

One of the most exciting trends for the balance of this decade will be HTAP, or Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing - a recently-coined term representing the next generation of hybrid, converged software infrastructure that can handle both traditional Transactional Data Management AND modern Analytic Data Management workloads. Every business is struggling to find new tools…

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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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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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Analytics Cube And Beyond
  • April 14, 2016

Analytics Cube and Beyond

Big Data engineering has invented a seemingly endless supply of workaround solutions.  These are for both scalability and performance problems.  Ultimately, our approach to solving these problems dictates how sustainable they will be.  This post compares some modern best practices with pre-processing cube environments.  3 Ways A Hadoop Database Competes With Cube Analytics Software…

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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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  • July 21, 2014

The Data Challenges of Telemetry

Telemetry is the automated communications process by which measurements are made and data collected at remote points.  The data is then transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring.  The word ‘telemetry’ is derived from Greek roots: tele = remote, and metron = measure. Telemetry is not a new concept, that’s for sure.  We’ve been watching…

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