Integration is Key To Actian’s Latest Cloud-Based, Modular Platforms for Big Data, Analytics
Actian Corp. has consolidated the offerings of its recently-acquired integration and data firms ParAccel, Pervasive Software and Versant Corp., to launch a cloud-based modular big data platform. The Actian DataCloud and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms aim to support design, operations and management of big data projects with integration, analytics-based insights and security.
Actian Corp. has consolidated the offerings of its recently-acquired integration and data firms ParAccel, Pervasive Software and Versant Corp., to launch a modular yet consolidated offering.
The cloud-based Actian DataCloud and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms aim to support design, operations and management of big data projects with integration, analytics-based insights and security, according to Actian CEO Steve Shine. Designed to be a secure, elastic cloud-based platform, Actian DataCloud integrates cloud and on-premises apps, ensuring the data companies get is top notch, he added.
To win in the age of data, organizations need access to what Shine called “unconstrained analytics and frictionless” data integration. Actian’s new modular approach “delivers the quickest time to value with phenomenal scalability to future-proof [the] business,” he added in a statement.
Bottom line; Actian’s approach reflects the growing importance of a data connection strategy will be for big data projects, especially in delivering insights and analytics that can automate actions, predict trends and give workers and executives the information they need to make the right business decisions at the right time, Shine added.
Architecturally, the Actian DataCloud platform enables IT, integration devs, data professionals and even business users to modularly work using three levels of integration capability
Invisible Connect Offers a prebuilt, one-click integration between existing SaaS and on-premises apps that meets the “instant-on” demands of business users who don’t think about data integration.
Basic Connect Provides a set of prepackaged apps, maps and data services to allow business users to conduct self-serve mapping between targeted files or apps using a three-step simple UI while masking data integration complexities.
Advanced Connect Provides enterprise-grade, scalable data integration, data profiling and data matching capabilities that can scale and perform in demanding environments with the agility to accommodate rapidly growing and developing data sources.
Augmenting these Actian DataCloud capabilities, the company also unveiled new features for the ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms, including:
- High-speed execution for data provisioning, data discovery and native Hadoop analytics
- Expanded analytics libraries so companies can quickly deploy highly targeted analytics for such things as customer segmentation, fraud prevention, risk and digital marketing optimization
- A highly scalable platform that addresses a wide range of analytics needs for startups, SMBs and large enterprise
Actian’s news update also quoted reaction from customers and partners, who are putting the latest technology to use in big data projects. “With the full spectrum of scale-up and scale-out ParAccel Platform, we enhance our ability to detect hard-to-find predictive patterns with our SignalHub technologies, Laks Srinivasan, co-COO chief at Opera Solutions, said in a statement.
Stephen Shaw, CEO of Autometrics said by using Actian data integration, profiling, cleansing and deep analytics, his company can offer better insights into the current and future behaviors of more than 600,000 new car buyer prospects a day. Add in ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform, and the firm can even make better predictions about the future and make ‘next best action’ recommendations.