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Healthcare Data Warehouse
  • November 1, 2021

Healthcare Data Warehouse

A data warehouse is a centralized repository for the storage of data from one or more aggregated sources, updated immediately with real-time data yet retaining prior data for a more comprehensive dataset. The data in the data warehouse can be different types of data in various formats for disparate sources such as electronic health…

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Data Warehouse Best Practices
  • October 26, 2021

Data Warehouse Best Practices

In every industry, the need to follow best practices exists. Data warehouse best practices are no exception. Best practices are methods or techniques excepted as a good way or best way to accomplish an activity, process, or practice. All practices evolve, but the best way to start is with a foundation of best practices…

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What Is An Enterprise Data Hub?
  • October 25, 2021

What is an Enterprise Data Hub?

When managing big data, organizations will find that there will be many consumers of the vast amounts of data, ranging from applications and data repositories to humans via various analytics and reporting tools. After all, the data is an expression of the enterprise, and with digital transformation, that enterprise is increasingly expressed in the…

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Data Warehouse Vs Database – Which Should You Choose?
  • October 14, 2021

Data Warehouse vs Database – Which Should you Choose?

Data warehouse vs database should you choose one or the other - or, in some cases, would you need both? Each has a purpose and a value for your organization. Each can be simple or complex; both support organizational decisions. In general, they are complementary.  The question becomes which one do I need based…

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An Easier And Safer Modernization Journey For Ingres And Database Applications
  • October 1, 2021

An Easier and Safer Modernization Journey for Ingres and Database Applications

Actian’s Ingres NeXt Initiative paves the way for transformation Are you considering modernizing either your Ingres database or your “green screen” ABF or thick-client OpenROAD applications? If so, you may have read about modernization options like those from Gartner listed below. Gartner has ranked these from easiest (Encapsulate) to most difficult (Replace). The easier…

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DataOps: How To Turn Data Into Actionable Insights
  • September 30, 2021

DataOps: How to Turn Data into Actionable Insights

Enterprises‌ ‌have‌ ‌struggled‌ ‌to‌ ‌collaborate‌ ‌well ‌around‌ ‌their‌ ‌data, which can impact everything from digital transformation to advanced concepts like AI and ML.‌ ‌DataOps is not without challenges; building, managing, and scaling data pipelines requires careful thought around reusability, portability across infrastructure and applications, and long term maintenance and governance. And these are just…

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OLAP In Data Warehouses
  • September 27, 2021

OLAP in Data Warehouses

Decisions within an organization are made in three possible ways. One way is based on the experience of the individual making the decision. The second way is based on analytics. The third way is based on a combination of one and two, knowledgeable experience and analytics. Based on experience or expertise in a subject,…

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Customer Analytics: How To Measure A Customer’s Journey
  • September 25, 2021

Customer Analytics: How to Measure a Customer’s Journey

Customer Analytics Overview: A true 360-degree view of a customer can’t be sourced exclusively from internal data let alone from a single system or department. Organizations trying to correlate customer interactions, transaction history, and behaviors to improve customer acquisition ROI and retention struggle to aggregate and analyze data and signals across operational, social engagement, customer…

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Hybrid Cloud Benefits And Risks
  • September 21, 2021

Hybrid Cloud Benefits and Risks

Hybrid cloud adoption is on the rise. As companies look to accelerate their cloud journey, it's becoming clear that there are numerous values - and constraints -  when blending the use of private on-premise clouds with those of public off-premise clouds. Creating a strategic balance between the two can often yield more favorable results…

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Semi-Structured Data: What It Is And Why It Matters
  • August 15, 2021

Semi-Structured Data: What It Is and Why It Matters

Semi-structured data is emerging as a critical element of business operations and strategies. Typically, business leaders make decisions based on analysis of data stored in forms, spreadsheets, and relational databases – in other words, structured data. However, in a modern business environment, constraining data with forms and tables is no longer sufficient. What is…

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Six Essential Data Preparation Steps For Analytics
  • July 28, 2021

Six Essential Data Preparation Steps for Analytics

Abraham Lincoln might easily have been discussing data preparation steps for analytics when he said, “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 6 sharpening my axe.”  Spending 75% of the allotted time on preparation may seem like a lot. But in fact, most industry observers report that data…

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It’s Time For Data Historians To Become … History
  • July 17, 2021

It’s Time for Data Historians to Become … History

Database Historians...History? Why a modern time-series capable database can simplify yet enhance time-series data analysis. Despite the professorial image the term suggests, a data historian is not an instructor or researcher, but a purpose-build software solution. And evolutions in how operational data is used and managed have eclipsed the need for data historian software…

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Hybrid Data Conference Recap And Highlights
  • June 17, 2021

Hybrid Data Conference Recap and Highlights

That's a Wrap! Wow! What a wonderful time we had at the 2021 Hybrid Data Conference! Over the course of two days, we showcased amazing demos, customer stories and technology advancements across the Actian portfolio. For those in attendance, we hope you enjoyed the event and opportunity to see a few of the ways…

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Avalanche On Google Cloud Delivers High-Speed And Pay-Only-for-What-You-Need
  • May 6, 2021

Avalanche on Google Cloud Delivers High-Speed and Pay-Only-for-What-You-Need

The Actian Avalanche Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse, with the fastest columnar analytics engine available in the market today, is now generally available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) via Google Cloud and the Google Marketplace. For organizations that need the flexibility to scale dynamically yet pay only for the resources they need, that want an…

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Actian Avalanche On Google Cloud: Engineered For The Data-Driven Enterprise
  • April 27, 2021

Actian Avalanche on Google Cloud: Engineered for the Data-Driven Enterprise

Today, Actian is excited to announce the delivery of Actian Avalanche hybrid cloud data platform on Google Cloud Marketplace. Avalanche is initially available in the us-east1 region, which will be expanded to include US West, German, and Irish cloud regions in the coming months. If you are interested in trying out Avalanche on Google Cloud,…

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