July 24, 2014 4:10 PM ET


Company Overview of Actian Corporation

Company Overview

Actian Corporation operates as a big data analytics platform company. The company provides Actian Analytics Platform, a platform that accelerates the analytics value chain from connecting to massive amounts of raw big data to delivering actionable business value. Its platform includes Actian DataFlow that enables users to accelerate Hadoop ETL and analytics; Actian Matrix that performs big data analytics at massive scale; Actian Vector that accelerates business intelligence; Actian DataConnect that integrates various applications with various data sources, inside an enterprise and in the cloud; Actian Analytics that extracts useful information from modern datasets; and Actian Action Apps to ...

500 Arguello Street

Suite 200

Redwood City, CA 94063

United States

Founded in 1980





Key Executives for Actian Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 56
Managing Director and Director
Senior Vice President of Product Engineering
Global Head of Services and Solutions
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Actian Corporation Key Developments

Actian Corporation Announces General Availability of Actian Analytics Platform

Actian Corporation announced the general availability of the Actian Analytics Platform -- Hadoop SQL Edition. Debuted at last month's Hadoop Summit, the Actian Analytics Platform -- Hadoop SQL Edition, is the high performing, industrial grade, fully compliant SQL in Hadoop offering on the market. Powered by its patent-pending vector processing engine used by hundreds of customers, the Hadoop SQL Edition unleashes the record-breaking capabilities of the X100 engine across every node of the massively scalable Hadoop architecture. The result is that Actian's platform performs up to 30 times faster than the nearest competitive offering while delivering fully industrialized capabilities that include business-critical security, complete ACID compliance, full SQL support, and libraries of analytics functions to make the entire analytic process more consumable and easier to manage. Additionally, the platform provides the only YARN Ready, end-to-end analytic processing natively in Hadoop and accelerates the full analytics process from data blending and enrichment to analytic computation and operational BI. Until now, business analysts and BI tools have been locked out of the big data lake because only a subset of SQL was supported in Hadoop. Some SQL queries would not run in Hadoop while others had to be completely rewritten due to incomplete SQL support. Actian's platform addresses this challenge by providing the broad SQL support that users demand from an enterprise-grade analytics database. The maturity of Actian's SQL environment also delivers industrial-strength DBMS security, encompassing users, roles, and authentication with ACID-compliant reliability. The Actian Analytics Platform gives data scientists and analysts powerful productivity and accuracy breakthroughs while making high-science analytics consumable, accessible, and re-usable. The Hadoop SQL Edition is now generally available. As with the Extreme Edition of the Actian Analytics Platform, the Hadoop SQL Edition follows Actian's new all-in-one platform pricing that gives organizations the affordability and flexibility to grow and change with their business needs. The platform pricing includes capacity-based and subscription models as well as an innovative Right-to-Deploy option, helping customers successfully and economically scale to get the most business value from their data assets.

Industry Leaders Rally Behind Actian's SQL in Hadoop Platform to Industrialize Hadoop

Actian Corporation announced that industry heavyweights including Hortonworks, MicroStrategy, Penguin Computing, Slalom Consulting and Tableau are joining Actian to provide enterprise-grade analytics natively in Hadoop using SQL. Actian Analytics Platform(TM) -- Hadoop SQL Edition, introduced last month at the Hadoop Summit, is the first platform to make Hadoop data accessible and actionable for maximum business impact. Actian's partners offer the following: Hortonworks: YARN-based Hadoop distribution coupled with Actian's full-scale SQL in Hadoop functionality creates an analytics platform that delivers powerful performance and enterprise readiness. MicroStrategy: Seamless cloud to on-premise environment enhanced with the Hadoop SQL Edition enables Hadoop users to have an easier path to high-performing hybrid analytics. Penguin Computing: Building high-performance SQL-in-Hadoop rack appliances and providing on-demand hosting of Actian Analytics Platform in the Penguin cloud. Slalom Consulting: North American systems integrator delivering the Actian Analytics Platform -- Hadoop SQL Edition to market. Tableau: Integrating the Actian Analytics Platform -- Hadoop SQL Edition into its live data visualization technology to enhance the speed and accuracy of visual analytics on large data sets residing in Hadoop.

Actian Revolutionizes Big Data Analytics Economics with All-in-One Platform Pricing and Innovative Right-to-Deploy Model Enabling Unlimited Access

Actian Corporation announced that all-in-one platform pricing that gives organizations the affordability and flexibility to grow and change with their business needs. The platform pricing includes capacity-based and subscription models as well as an innovative Right-to-Deploy option, helping customers successfully and economically scale to get the most business value from their data assets. While other vendors are locked into traditional approaches that penalize customers for growth with big data, Actian's single platform pricing provides the broadest set of pricing options with the ability to deploy the platform's capabilities that best address individual big data challenges. Only Actian offers a single platform to connect, analyze and take action on big data coupled with flexible pricing that complements changing data and capacity requirements. Its unique Right-to-Deploy pricing option specifically gives customers unlimited consumption over a period of one, two or three years and the right to continue using what has been deployed in perpetuity, removing economic barriers and uncertainty for organizations to solve the most challenging business problems. It allows companies of all sizes unconstrained usage of the Actian Analytics Platform within flexible parameters such as region, time period, business division, or application area, instead of charging per node or per terabyte. Actian Analytics Platform -- Extreme Performance Edition: Built for enterprises that require massive scale and high-performance analytics at the lowest possible latency with the higher accuracy, the Extreme Performance Edition accelerates the entire analytics value chain from connecting to massive amounts of raw big data all the way to delivering actionable business value from sophisticated analytics. Even highly complex predictive and contextual analytics run in seconds. Imagine a platform that uses modern visual frameworks and adaptive workload management to hide complexity and enable all users to run analytics without having to become data scientists. Actian Analytics Platform -- Hadoop SQL Edition: To address the rapid growth of Hadoop evaluations that require enterprise grade capabilities and SQL access to the data, the Hadoop SQL Edition is the industry's first end-to-end analytics platform built to run 100% natively in Hadoop.

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