Actian Revolutionizes Enterprise Application Development With Actian Zen Core Database for Android

PALO ALTO, Calif. – September 5, 2018Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, today announced availability of the Actian Zen Core database for Android, giving developers the ability to create more intelligent apps. Actian Zen Core database for Android focuses squarely on the needs of Edge and IoT application developers, providing persistent local and distributed data across intelligent applications embedded in smart devices.

With Actian Zen Core database for Android, part of the Zen Enterprise Edge Database family announced in January of this year, Android developers can harness a comprehensive data management solution – at a lower total cost of ownership – in a powerful, secure, and scalable engine. Actian Zen Core database for Android lets developers deploy data across branch and remote sites where it is accessible by thick clients, mobile thin clients or even IoT devices. Developers can also extend out to mobile workforces and operational technology environments with the same enterprise-grade architecture for data management. This can all be done without traditional field service and support burdens, integration costs or increased security risks often associated with mobile and IoT data management.

“We wanted to build an edge database that would help alleviate the major challenges and pain points that application developers face,” said Rohit De Souza, CEO and president of Actian. “We’re dedicated to providing our customers with solutions that quickly and efficiently aid product and app development. Data management portability, security, and the ability to support local and distributed analytics are paramount to the success of an app and are key parts of what drives and supports Actian Zen Core database for Android.”

Actian Zen Core database for Android gives developers new features, such as data management without requiring the aid of a database administrator, portability across a broad spectrum of operating environments (from edge IoT to cloud), accessibility from any programming language, and an embedded OEM model that enables developers to “set-and-forget.”

“Until now, data management options for Android have been rudimentary and limited, which ultimately limits the intelligence of an application whenever it is not connected or when bandwidth preservation or speed of response are considerations,” said Lewis Carr, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Actian. “With Actian Zen Core database for Android, developers can manage local persistent data, and also share it, without any of the integration or security challenges they often face from the cloud or server-side application components when connected.”

The Actian Zen Core database for Android is a NoSQL, zero DBA, embeddable, nano-footprint (2MB minimum) edge database for SIs, ISVs, OEMs, and Enterprise customers building in-house applications that need to embed a data management platform in their Android apps, from smartphones to POS terminals to industrial IoT. With direct data access via APIs, self-tuning, reporting, data portability, exceptional reliability, and compatibility, IoT and Edge developers can deliver apps at scale across a wide range of platforms. Developers can build apps using the Android SDK and other 3rd party tools to deploy on any standard or embedded platform running Android. Actian Zen Core database for Android supports zero ETL data sharing to any Actian Zen family server or client database.

Actian Zen Core database for Android will officially be released during the Strata Data Conference taking place September 11-13 at Javits Center in New York, NY. An early access version of Zen will be available for Apple iOS developers starting October 1, 2018. To learn more, visit here or stop by booth #1041 during the conference.

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Jeff Veis
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Actian Corporation


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