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

Jan 28, 2020 |

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 thoughts on how they can get ahead of the privacy curve, and stay there. Read more…

Snowflake Rides Cloud Wave to Great Heights

May 29, 2019 |

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. Read more…

Big Performance Gains Seen Across SQL-on-Hadoop Engines

Oct 18, 2016 |

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 running 2-4x faster than they did earlier this year, without changing your queries or buying more hardware. Read more…

Teradata Bets Big on Presto for Hadoop SQL

Jun 8, 2015 |

Teradata today revealed it’s making a major investment in Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework originally developed at Facebook to power interactive queries against its massive data warehouse. Not only is Teradata stepping up to provide technical services and support for the open source SQL engine, but it’s committing engineering resources to improve Presto over time. Read more…

Graph Analytics Poised to Solve Tough Big Data Problems

Nov 3, 2014 |

Hadoop has emerged as the go-to platform for sifting through massive amounts of data on commodity machines. But when it comes to certain types of analytic workloads with open-ended problems, nothing beats a graph database, which may or may not run on Hadoop. Read more…

News In Brief

HCL, Equity Investor Acquire Actian

Apr 12, 2018 |

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 Equity Partners said they are buying Actian in an all-cash deal valued at $330 million. Read more…

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

Feb 14, 2018 |

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 Corp. Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Jun 14, 2017 |

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 combines object technology with traditional database features as more enterprises tackle complex data models. Read more…

Actian Stages Comeback With Hybrid Database

Apr 18, 2017 |

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

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., this week rolled out its hybrid platform dubbed Actian X billed as a native database that merges the company’s Ingres OLTP database with its Vector X-100 analytics query engine. Read more…

Actian Reasserts Performance Claims With VectorH

Jun 29, 2016 |

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 analytics to production. 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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