July 8, 2014

Industry Leaders Partner with Actian to Provide Analytics in Hadoop Using SQL

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 8 — Actian Corporation (“Actian”) extends its leadership in big data analytics by announcing today 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 – 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.

With joint marketing, reference architectures and delivery, the alliances strengthen Actian’s unique end-to-end analytics processing and leading SQL in Hadoop capabilities to deliver security, reliability, accessibility and performance. Together, the companies broaden access to Hadoop data and help organizations overcome the data scientist shortage by extending the availability of turbocharged analytics and SQL in Hadoop to millions of SQL users.

“Successful Hadoop implementations typically require big budgets and experts with specialized, scarce skills to wrestle the wide variety of Hadoop tools and MapReduce to create a stable application,” said John Santaferraro, vice president of solutions and product marketing for Actian. “Industry leaders have teamed with Actian to bring to market rapid, affordable business transformation through big data analytics available to any organization. Our allies share our unique commitment to aggressive technology innovation, delivering powerful enterprise capabilities in Hadoop.”

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