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Jana Whitcomb Joins As VP, Channel Partnerships & Business Development
  • December 5, 2017

Jana Whitcomb Joins as VP, Channel Partnerships & Business Development

I am excited to be at Actian and working with a Bay Area company again to help build our partner and business development organization! While driving the 101 (with all its crazy traffic), I'm reminded of my first job out of college – sales at Otis Elevator. Yes, people actually sell elevators – I…

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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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The Essential Guide To Gartner Catalyst 2017 In San Diego, CA
  • August 18, 2017

The essential guide to Gartner Catalyst 2017 in San Diego, CA

If you’re headed to Gartner Catalyst 2017 in San Diego, CA August 21 – 24, or if this is your first time at a Gartner event, here’s your essential guide to get the most out of the upcoming conference. We hope you find it useful. This is a conference for technical professionals. You’ll have…

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Four Tips To Accelerate Your ServiceNow Integration Using Actian PointConnect
  • June 20, 2017

Four Tips to Accelerate your ServiceNow integration using Actian PointConnect

Deploying new applications is a fact of life in business. But oftentimes, a seemingly simple integration can quickly become more complex and costly than anticipated. If you are one of the thousands of organizations planning to use, or already using, ServiceNow, you’ll want to keep in mind a few things to make your investment…

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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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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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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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Performance Troubleshooting Tips For Actian Vector In Hadoop
  • June 20, 2016

Performance Troubleshooting Tips for Actian Vector in Hadoop

Actian Vector and Vector in Hadoop are powerful tools for running queries efficiently. However, most users of data analytics platforms seek to find ways to optimize performance to gain incremental query improvements. The Actian Service and Support team works with our customers to identify common areas that should be investigated when trying to improve…

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  • April 28, 2016

Actian Developer Tools available on Github

The Actian technology teams have recently posted a number of technical tools and snippets to the Actian account on Github that will be of interest to customers, partners and prospects. We encourage all of you to take a look and make contributions of your own – either to enhance these tools, or else to…

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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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An Analytical Mind: A Smart Interview With Peter Boncz On Vector Processing
  • September 5, 2014

An Analytical Mind: A Smart Interview with Peter Boncz on Vector Processing

Known as the Father of Vector Database Processing, Peter Boncz is the Senior Research Scientist at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Professor at VU University Amsterdam, and Chief Technical Advisor to Actian Corporation, the first company to assemble an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop. He architected two breakthrough database…

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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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