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Try the latest release of Actian Vector Evaluation for FREE.

30-day trial, no commitment required.

Take the Actian Speed-Up Challenge & Run Analytic Queries in Seconds not Hours.

Actian Vector enables analysis of a universe of data with record-breaking performance that will make you see stars. And for a few more weeks, you can experience it for free.

The high-performance analytics of Actian Vector features the following:

  • Billions of queries
  • Gold-medal style performance
  • Lighting fast BI deployments
  • Elimination of risky EDW projects
  • Free 30-day trial

The Actian Vector Evaluation Edition is available to you today with a 30-day license key and unlimited data storage. Plus get FREE access to Enterprise support and sales engineering expertise. Available for 64-bit Windows.

Once you start using your FREE trial, you’ll quickly discover why corporations like Hubble® use Actian Vector. So, to get you started, we made it easy to test Actian Vector without uploading any of your own data. We’ve created a sample data set that you can analyze 100 ways from Sunday. And to see how your chops stand up against your peers, we’ve created the speed-up challenge. Share your results, become this month’s winner, and have bragging rights over the rest of your peers.

Getting Started is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Register for Vector Evaluation Edition.
  2. Download the evaluation sample data set, get the set-up scripts and queries.
  3. Share your speed-up results at
    See the latest leaderboard here.

Watch the Actian Vector Evaluation video overview.
To learn more, please visit the try Vector url.

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The Vector engine is extremely performant. We have queries that run 20-50 times faster than running direct to the source data”

– Craig Strong, CTO/CPO, Hubble


What do I need for an easy evaluation?

You will need a copy of the Vector product, license key, evaluation sample data and helpful tool. By filling in the free trial form on this page, you will be able to see all the links on the thank you page and receive an email.

How much time does it take to try Vector?

This video shows you how to install the database, load the sample data and run the sample queries. The product takes 15 minutes to install. The sample data takes 20 minutes to load and the queries should take less than 5 minutes to run.

How do I get support?

When you sign up for the free trial an Actian representative will follow-up within a day to see how you are progressing. Support will be provided by the community website and by emailing There are also weekly overview demos and webinars where you can ask questions as part of the Q&A segment. You will receive invites to these as part of your welcome call.

How do I calculate how much faster Vector is?

Actian provides a sample data set with more than 185 million rows to load into vector and SQL Servers. The evaluation tools zip file also has sample DDL and SQL to use with both databases. A supplied spreadsheet calculates the speed-up you achieve with Vector.

What is the speed-up challenge?

After you have used the supplied spreadsheet to calculate your speed-up, you can email it to Your results will be posted to the challenge leader-board. Every month prizes will be awarded to the top performers.

What are the prizes?

Prizes range from t-shirts to Sonos speakers

High-Performance Vectorized Columnar Analytic Database

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Built for Speed

Actian Vector is designed for speed and efficiency using column-based storage and vector processing to deliver record-breaking in-chip analytics.

Built for Open

Built for Open

Actian Vector enables broad access using open standards and provides extensibility through open source technologies like Spark and Hadoop.

Built for Enterprise

Built for the Enterprise

Actian Vector delivers a unique combination of cutting edge innovation and mature database features that are proven in the enterprise.


Vector has a history of delivering record breaking performance, showing a significant lead over other databases and query engines that are just starting to move in this architectural direction:

Top result for SF3000 (Scale Factor 3000 GBs, or 3TB database size, 2016)
4 of top 8 results for SF1000 (1TB, 2011 – 2014, including historical results)
Top 4 results for SF300 (300GB, 2011 – 2013, all historical results)
Top 5 results for SF100 (100GB, 2011 – 2013, all historical results)

Here are some examples of what our customers can do:


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