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Using DataConnect To Acquire, Prepare And Deliver Data To Avalanche
  • October 18, 2019

Using DataConnect to Acquire, Prepare and Deliver Data to Avalanche

Actian recently announced the availability of Avalanche on the Azure platform, extending the capabilities already available on AWS.  This announcement is exciting news for customers because it means greater flexibility and choice in selecting cloud operating environments as well as creating the opportunity for a multi-cloud deployment. Actian DataConnect enhances the capabilities of Avalanche…

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What Is A Data Hub And Why Should You Care?
  • October 7, 2019

What Is a Data Hub and Why Should You Care?

If you are still using point-to-point integrations to move data through your IT environment, then you are spending too much money and missing the opportunities a modern data hub can provide. A data hub is a centralized service that connects all of your IT systems, whether they be Web applications, IoT devices, SaaS solutions,…

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Learn How To Get Started With Actian
  • September 4, 2019

Learn How to Get Started with Actian

Are you new to Actian or currently testing out Actian Products? If so, check out our new Getting Started learning channel at https://communities.actian.com/s/getting-started-quick-tutorials. These bite-sized tutorials will get you started quickly with some of our core products: Actian Avalanche Actian Zen Actian DataConnect Actian DataFlow And we'll be adding more!

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How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt
  • September 3, 2019

How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt

Whenever you create, install or implement a new process, system or tool in your IT environment, you generate technical debt that must be supported and maintained for the life of the component. The impact of a single connections may not seem significant but when you consider, however, the thousands (if not millions) of components,…

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How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?
  • August 29, 2019

How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?

Modern IT environments have many connections between individual systems. Operational workflows, application-to-database links, data warehouse feeds, analytics/reporting tools and published APIs are just some examples of these data connections. They’re required to enable data to flow smoothly throughout your organization to drive business process effectiveness and informed decision-making.  After you create a data connection,…

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Considering Cloud Migration? First, Read This Checklist.
  • August 5, 2019

Considering Cloud Migration? First, Read This Checklist.

Most modern companies have fully embraced the cloud as the preferred place to host the applications that their businesses use.  Many new applications are “cloud-native” or are designed specifically for operating in the cloud, while many of the legacy applications that your company uses today may have been designed to run on hardware in…

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What You Should Know Before Moving To A Multi-Cloud Environment
  • July 30, 2019

What You Should Know Before Moving to a Multi-Cloud Environment

Most IT leaders will agree: the cloud is the right place to host and operate many of their applications and systems. What isn’t quite as clear for these leaders is “which cloud” they should use. The answer is “There is no right answer.” Each company (and application) has its own unique set of technical…

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How To Address Integration Challenges With The Proliferation Of IoT Devices
  • July 16, 2019

How to Address Integration Challenges with the Proliferation of IoT Devices

During the past few years, IoT devices have evolved from being a consumer novelty to a core part of next-generation IT ecosystems for businesses of all sizes. IoT devices (such as smart watches, fitbits, home sensors, RFID point of sale scanners, heartbeat monitors, etc) have become attractive and useful because of their inexpensive price…

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4 Steps To Build A Capability-Based Data Integration Strategy
  • July 10, 2019

4 Steps to Build a Capability-Based Data Integration Strategy

Data integration will be one of the most important strategic challenges any company’s IT organization will face during the next few years. As rapidly evolving market environments and the drive for business agility compel company leaders to demand better integrated data during near-real time, IT executives and their architects will be faced with an…

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2019 Data Management Trends And How They Will Affect Integration
  • June 10, 2019

2019 Data Management Trends and How They Will Affect Integration

2019 is becoming an exciting year for the data management community. Many of the trends of the past few years have successfully made the transition from emerging concepts to mainstream solution approaches. While trends are important building blocks about how companies approach their data management today, they are also providing insights into future capabilities…

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Actian DataConnect V11.5 Is Here!
  • June 7, 2019

Actian DataConnect v11.5 Is Here!

It’s with great excitement that we announce the release of Actian DataConnect 11.5. This release includes a new set of robust and intuitive features to make the integration and design experience simpler and faster. From mapping and process design enhancements in DataConnect Studio to new and improved connectivity tools in UniversalConnectTM and user-management features…

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A Guide To Adopting Hybrid Integration Platform
  • June 6, 2019

A Guide to Adopting Hybrid Integration Platform

There are three key trends that have motivated a rapid yet radical transition in how organizations manage their information environments, namely: AS-A-SERVICE PLATFORMS, such as software as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments, that allow organizations to transition core business and data management functionality to external service providers CLOUD COMPUTING, which provides a broad array…

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Digital Transformation Begins With Integration
  • June 3, 2019

Digital Transformation Begins with Integration

Almost every company is embarking on some sort of digital-transformation initiative – reshaping the relationships between employees and business processes and the technology that supports them. At the heart of any digitally transformed operation is data – data about your company’s operations, data about your customers and suppliers and data about your environment. What…

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Shadow IT Isn’t A Big Deal If You Manage The Data
  • May 24, 2019

Shadow IT isn’t a Big Deal if You Manage the Data

IT organizations have been fighting the trend of “shadow IT” for many years, fearing it will cause them to lose control of the company’s technology environment and lessen the importance of IT staff. Perhaps it is time for a different perspective. Shadow IT doesn’t have to be a big deal (it can even be…

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Enable A Modern Supply-Chain Agility With B2B Integration
  • May 22, 2019

Enable a Modern Supply-Chain Agility with B2B Integration

When most company leaders think about their data warehouse and the systems connected to it, they typically think about their internal IT systems. For companies with outsourced supply chains, real time integration with their suppliers’ systems and data warehouse can enable better insights, better security and more supply-chain agility. Very few companies today are…

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