Move Mission Critical Databases to the Cloud with Confidence

On-demand Webinar 

Move Mission Critical Databases to the Cloud with Confidence 

With Guest Speaker Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC

Guest speaker Carl Olofson, Research Vice President at IDC, will discuss how to determine if you should move your mission critical database to the cloud. While there are compelling reasons to do so, there are many decisions to consider. Will the database be well supported in the cloud? Does it make sense to abandon the intellectual property of your database applications for some other technology that will require a complete reworking of your applications and databases? 

Emma McGrattan, Actian’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, will wrap up with a brief highlight of Ingres NeXt, an exciting new strategy to support your modernization journey for Ingres and OpenROAD.   

Attend this presentation to learn: 

  • The top benefits to be expected in moving to the cloud 
  • What a cloud-native database is and why it matters 
  • Characteristics users should demand from a managed database cloud service 
  • How to choose between staying with your database technology or switching 
  • How Ingres and OpenROAD customers can accelerate and de-risk modernization 


Featured Speakers

Carl Olofson

Carl W. Olofson
Research Vice President, Data Management Software

Carl Olofson has performed research and analysis for IDC since 1997, and manages IDC’s Database Management Software service, as well as supporting the Data Integration Software service. Mr. Olofson’s research involves following sales and technical developments in the structured data management (SDM) markets, including database management systems (DBMS), dynamic data management systems, database development and management software, and dynamic data grid managers, including the vendors of related tools and software systems. Mr. Olofson also contributes to Big Data research and provides specialized coverage of Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. Mr. Olofson advises clients on market and technology directions as well as performing supply and demand-side primary research to size, forecast, and segment the database and related software markets. 


Emma McGrattan 
SVP of Engineering at Actian

As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan leads research and development for Actian’s Hybrid Data Analytics Portfolio including Actian’s award winning fully-managed Avalanche Cloud Data Warehouse multi-cloud service.  A recognized authority in DBMS and Big Data technologies, Emma is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences across the globe. Emma has recently celebrated over 25 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering. Educated in Ireland, Emma holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree from Dublin City University.


About Actian

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, delivers data as a competitive advantage to thousands of organizations worldwide through the deployment of innovative, enterprise-class, hybrid data products, fully managed data warehouse cloud services, and IoT edge data management solutions.  Actian’s Avalanche Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse flagship offering, delivered on-premises and as a fully managed multi-cloud service on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, features industry leading price-performance, scalability and connectivity. Thousands of forward-thinking organizations around the globe trust Actian to help them solve their toughest data challenges to transform how they run their businesses, today and in the future.

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