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Why Databases Are Needed on the Edge

The proliferation of smart devices and the IoT are putting pressure on developers to adopt more sophisticated processes to manage data. Some developers may prefer to continue using simpler file systems to keep track of d Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2020 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Data Privacy Day: Putting Good (and Bad) Practices in the Spotlight

Thanks to the rapid digitization of work and play, Americans are more sensitive to businesses’ data practices than ever before. With today’s arrival of Data Privacy Day, businesses around the world are sharing though Read more…

Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

Snowflake Computing started quietly enough back in 2012, at the height of Hadoop hype, when the idea of a relational analytics database running in the cloud was interesting, if not exactly groundbreaking. Fast forward se Read more…

Big Performance Gains Seen Across SQL-on-Hadoop Engines

You can't really go wrong these days when it comes to picking a SQL-on-Hadoop engine. As long as you stick to the mainstream open source products like Hive, Impala, Spark SQL, and Presto, your SQL queries are likely runn Read more…

News In Brief

HCL, Equity Investor Acquire Actian

Actian Corp., which staged a comeback last year with the introduction of a hybrid database and query engine, is being acquired by India’s HCL Technologies and an equity partner. HCL and private investor Sumera Equit Read more…

Actian’s Data Update Scheme Earns U.S. Patent

A big data technology designed to enable real-time updates to analytic databases has earned a U.S. patent. The approach was developed by Dutch computer scientists, and the technology was eventually acquired by Actian Cor Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Resurgent analytical database vendor Actian Corp. expanded its focus on the enterprise with the release of an object-oriented NoSQL database. Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., said Tuesday (June 13) its first NoSQL database Read more…

Actian Stages Comeback With Hybrid Database

Actian Corp., which reportedly dropped out of the analytical database market last fall, is making a comeback with the release of a hybrid database that combines transaction processing with its analytics query engine A Read more…

Actian Reasserts Performance Claims With VectorH

The latest version of SQL-on-Hadoop specialist Actian Corp.'s Vector database tightens integration with Apache Spark to widen access to new data sources while adding enterprise features required to move Hadoop-based anal Read more…

This Just In

HCL and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Deliver Accelerated Business Intelligence Platform

Sep 16, 2020 |

NOIDA, INDIA — Sept. 16, 2020  HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, and Google Cloud today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to bring HCL’s Actian portfolio, starting with Actian AvalancheTM, to Google Cloud. Read more…

New Actian Vector for Hadoop Enables Real-time and Operational Analytics

Jun 24, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24, 2020 –Actian announced general availability for Actian Vector for Hadoop, its upgraded SQL database designed to provide high performance analytics and real-time data updates explicitly for Hadoop. Read more…

Actian Launches Connected Cloud Data Warehouse Solution

Apr 22, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2020 – Actian announced its Avalanche Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse Solution with support for AWS and Azure cloud platforms. The Actian hybrid solution is the industry’s first and only cloud data warehouse to offer complete integration capabilities natively built into the product. Read more…

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