Actian Delivers Breakthrough Performance Capabilities With Vector Enterprise Edition Analytics Database for Microsoft Azure

PALO ALTO, CA – June 12, 2018 – Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, today announced the release of Actian Vector 5.1 and general availability of Actian Vector on Microsoft Azure to bring enterprise-class capabilities and security measures to analytics in the cloud. This edition of the industry-leading analytic database boosts performance and adds new security features, providing customers with fine-grained control and customized protection capabilities to strengthen compliance with core General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Essential GDPR Compliance Features

Actian Vector 5.1 provides an array of enterprise security features to better protect and carefully manage and control data access:

  • Stored Procedures
    Database administrators can control user access to sensitive data by limiting them to specific stored procedures, and preventing unauthorized disclosure. Stored procedures also guard against a broad range of malicious cyber-attacks and can be used in conjunction with embedded alerts to enhance data security.
  • Column Data Masking
    Masking select data fields allows only authorized individuals to see the full underlying data (like Social Security numbers or account numbers). Unauthorized users can be blocked from sensitive data, preventing unintended access.
  • Function-Based Encryption
    Protect data in motion by enabling applications to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data within the application before it is stored in Vector database tables.

Enterprise-Class Analytics in the Cloud

By adding certified support for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, in addition to existing AWS Marketplace support, Actian continues to solidify its position as a market leader in the cloud for its flagship analytic database, Actian Vector, the only vectorized, scale-out columnar database that has demonstrated double-digital performance advantage over comparable offerings. According to published benchmark tests conducted by McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services, Actian Vector outperforms Cloudera Impala by as much as 100X and Snowflake up to 20X with superior concurrency and scalability across a broad range of use cases.

With the availability of both Vector Community Edition and Vector Enterprise Edition on multiple public cloud offerings, Actian is poised to build on and extend its industry-leading market position. This new offering reflects Actian’s “any cloud” hybrid data strategy to ensure data-driven organizations can harness any data, with the right tool, in any place, ensuring choice and superior business outcomes.

“Customers need a future-proof analytics solution that is designed to meet their demanding enterprise requirements as they connect to existing and new data sources,” said Emma McGrattan, SVP of Engineering at Actian. “With this release, we’re delivering enhanced performance, security, and deployment options to enable businesses to more easily gain the insights they need into their customers, markets, and operations to grow revenue and profitability while reducing risk.”

Actian Vector 5.1 for Linux is available immediately through, AWS Marketplace and Microsoft Azure, with a Windows version anticipated in early Q3 2018. More information can be found in the related blog post here.

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