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Actian – where your data is our passion

Actian, a division of HCLSoftware, confidently transforms business by simplifying how people connect, manage, and analyze data.

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Proven performance. Unbeatable value.



Empowering over 42 million users worldwide.

10K +


Over 10,000 businesses trust Actian
for scalable cloud technologies.


of the Fortune 100

Fortune 100 leaders in finance, retail, telecom, and more rely on Actian.

A modern approach to data for modern businesses

More than 10,000 customers trust us with their data. With Actian, you have the flexibility to deploy workloads anywhere—cloud, on-premises, or hybrid environments. Data that’s easy to use for everyone empowers your business to become truly data-driven.

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Why Actian?

Trusted. Flexible. Easy to use.

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. But our success goes beyond technology. It’s rooted in our people and an outstanding culture that values work-life balance, collaboration, and a spirit of innovation.

That’s why!

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Join the data revolution

Actian is not just a place to work, it’s a place to innovate and our dynamic team thrives on creating technology for the next generation. We are rapidly growing and want you to join us in transforming data management and integration.

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A timeline of innovation


Ingres launches

Relational Technology, Inc. was founded to commercialize Ingres (developed at UC Berkeley).


Btrieve (Zen)

SoftCraft develops Btrieve database management system.


Origins of DataConnect

Integration technology that would become DataConnect originates at Tools & Technology.


Data Junction

Pervasive Software acquires Data Junction.


Ingres goes private

Ingres spun out of CA as a private company.


iPaas on AWS

Pervasive DataCloud is the first gen iPaas on AWS.



Ingres acquires VectorWise technology which originated from the X100 project.



Changed name to Actian.



Actian purchases Versant Corporation for NoSQL database management.



Actian acquires Pervasive and ParAccel and renames integration product DataConnect.


Hybrid integration

DataConnect v11 offers next-gen hybrid integration for bi-modal use case.


Avalanche on AWS

Actian releases Avalanche Cloud Data Platform on AWS.


Avalanche on Azure

Actian releases Avalanche Cloud Data Platform on Azure.



HCL assumes full ownership of Actian, forming the Data and Analytic Products Division of HCLSoftware.

Avalanche on Google Cloud

Actian releases the Avalanche V2 Cloud Data Platform on Google Cloud.

About HCLSoftware

About HCLSoftware

The future of our economy — and our technology — isn’t just digital. It’s Digital+. Digital+ is an enterprise business software ecosystem. It’s integrated technology platforms. It’s a rapidly evolving hyperconnected environment, where technology — especially software — connects people and organizations so we can work, communicate, collaborate, and do business better and safer.


Leadership team

The Actian executive team brings together deep industry knowledge and experience. The team understands enterprises are faced with an ever changing business and operational landscape and envisions a world where data-driven insights are at the center of every important decision from the boardroom to the network’s edge.

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Marc Potter

Chief Executive Officer

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Steve Lennon

Chief Operating Officer

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Jennifer Jackson

Chief Marketing Officer

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Marc Monahan

Chief Financial Officer

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Steve Padgett

Chief Information Officer

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Pamela Fowler

SVP - Customer Success

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Emma McGrattan

SVP - Engineering and Products

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Romy Mager-Omphalius

SVP - Renewals Sales

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Robert Ruppel

SVP - Global Field Sales

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Global offices

Santa Clara, CA (HQ)

2600 Great America Way, Suite 401

Santa Clara, CA 95054

+1.650.587.5500 [Tel]

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Santa Clara California Actian office

Round Rock, TX

710 Hesters Crossing Road

Suite 250

Round Rock, TX 78681

+1.512.231.6000 [Tel]

+1.512.231.6010 [Fax]

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Round Rock Texas Actian office

Greenville, SC

ONE North Main Street, 4th Floor

Greenville, SC 29601

+1.888.446.4737 [Tel]

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Hamburg, Germany

Development Center

Halenreie 42

22359 Hamburg Germany

+49 40 60990-00 [Tel]

+49 40 60990-113 [Fax]

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Hamburg Germany Actian office

Ilmenau, Germany

Weimarer Str. 1a

D-98693 Ilmenau Germany

+49 (0) 3677.6785.0 [Tel]

+49 (0) 3677.6785.23 [Fax]

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London, UK

Reg No 05490314

Cannon Place

78 Cannon Street

London, EC4N 6AF, UK

+44 1753 559500 [Tel]

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Paris, France

27 Avenue de l’Opéra

75001 Paris France

+331 73 19 12 87 [Tel]

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