Actian and Lenovo Partner to Optimize Big Data and Business Intelligence with New Appliance
Apr 06, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Actian Corp. announced that it is teaming with Lenovo to deliver the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance, a pre-configured software and hardware solution designed to break the cost and technical constraints of competing data analysis products.
According to a release, by matching smart software with high-performance, budget-minded hardware, Actian's relationship with Lenovo is a collaboration of platforms for the implementation of Big Data projects and speeds the delivery of data analysis and business insight.
"The Vectorwise database engine, in conjunction with the Lenovo ThinkServer platform, offers an affordable suite of appliances that enable mid-market companies and enterprise departments to quickly access and analyze data," says Actian CEO and President, Steve Shine. "It underlines our commitment to provide superior solutions that allow customers to drive faster time to business value and lead through competitive advantage."
The company said it was engineered to accelerate Big Data project implementations on an enterprise-scale data warehousing solution, noting that the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance offers:
-Performance: The appliance features the Vectorwise database optimized to run on the Lenovo ThinkServer RD240, a server that provides the capacity and power needed to process large transactions.
-Affordability: Starting at an attractive entry price, it eliminates the need for expensive resources to design and tune the system.
-Fast Deployment: The pre-configured appliance can be in production within minutes of being racked.
-Compatibility: Compliant with industry standards for SQL, JDBC, ODBC, and .NET support, the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance operates seamlessly alongside legacy platforms.
-Manageability: Based on industry standard components, the appliance is simple to install and manage, using resources and skills readily available.
-Interoperability: The Vectorwise analytic database is certified with commonly-used Business Intelligence tools, including IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Pentaho, SAP BusinessObjects, Tableau and Yellowfin.
"Lenovo ThinkServers are designed to bring exceptional performance and value to customers and our partnership with Actian presents a solution with the potential to change the economic model of Big Data analysis," says Tom Ribble, director, ThinkServer Marketing and Alliances. "The convergence of highly-efficient platforms not only helps companies quickly uncover deep insights from their data, but the affordability of the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance enables companies of all sizes to realize the value of business intelligence."
Actian Corp. is a provider of a cloud development platform for building Action Apps, lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data.
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