Avalanche Unleashed: Achieving High Performance at Scale

Avalanche Technology Innovation Series

Avalanche Unleashed: In-Depth Discussion of Avalanche’s High Performance Architecture

Join this webinar led by Actian’s SVP of Engineering, Emma McGrattan, to learn the core architecture principles responsible for Actian Avalanche’s high performance. We will do a live performance benchmark demo during the session as we show and describe our performance advantage.  

This session is intended for a technical audience who wants to dive deeper into the details of Avalanche’s fast analytic database engine.

We will discuss the following concepts at length: 

  • Vectorized processing 
  • CPU cache and memory optimization 
  • Second generation columnar technology 
  • Compression techniques
  • Auto-storage indexes/zone maps 
  • Multi-core parallelism 


On-demand Webinar

The Speakers


Emma McGrattan
SVP, Engineering, Actian

As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma leads research and development for Actian’s Hybrid Data Analytics Portfolio. A recognized authority in DBMS and Big Data technologies, Emma is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. Emma has recently celebrated over 25 years in Ingres and Actian Engineering. Educated in Ireland, Emma holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Dublin City University.


Raghu Chakravarthi,
SVP of Engineering at Actian

Raghu Chakravarthi is Senior Vice President of R&D and Support Services at Actian. He has global responsibilities for product, engineering and support services. Prior to Actian, Raghu was the GM of Teradata’s Analytics Platform business where he led database engineering and advanced analytics teams. Raghu has startup experience at Jolata and Jamcracker and was a senior executive at industry leaders including Hyperion, Oracle and Sabre. 


About Actian

Actian is reaching new heights under the seasoned leadership and innovative prowess of some of the industry’s brightest minds. Led by board members from HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners, Actian has developed ground-breaking hybrid data solutions to enable digital transformation with global scale and reach.  With over 300 employees and $100M in annual revenue, Actian has a well-rounded portfolio of products and solutions spanning data management, integration, and analytics, activating the value of hybrid data for enterprises in financial services, retail, telecommunications, media, healthcare, and manufacturing.

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