Vectorwise Newsletter – February 2013 English
Welcome to this edition of the Actian Vectorwise newsletter. We hope you had a great start to the New Year and are looking forward to doing more with your most valuable business asset - your data. Here is a round-up of the latest news on Actian and on Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database that is helping data-centric and data-intensive companies around the world to run fast, cost-effective data analytics and take action on Big Data.
Actian and Pervasive Software announce intention to merge
Back in January, Actian Corp. and Pervasive Software Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The deal will accelerate Actian's ability to deliver a vision of providing organizations with the capability to take action in real time as their business environment changes. Stay tuned for what this means to you, but you can read more about this exciting announcement here.
Did you enjoy our coffee at the Gartner BI Summit?
Earlier this month, Actian was at the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit in Barcelona where we met with a large number of data analytics and BI professionals to talk about Vectorwise. If you were there in person, we hope you enjoyed the coffee we were serving at our coffee stand on the show floor. As you know, we don't just brew great coffee; we produce world-class database software, too! Check out the other Gartner BI Summits we are at in Australia and the US.
Gartner Magic Quadrant report for DW DBMS
Also at the Summit in Barcelona, Gartner unveiled their latest Magic Quadrant report for data warehousing RDBMS solutions. Actian is pleased to be recognized by Gartner as a player in this space. Check out the report here.
Differentia Consulting helps enterprises tame big data analytics with QlikView and Actian Vectorwise
A leading QlikView solution provider in Europe, Differentia Consulting, is now offering Actian Vectorwise to reply to the demand from its clients who want to go beyond the confines of QlikView technology and now analyze and report on bigger, more complex data sets. With Actian Vectorwise, Differentia Consulting now offers its customers a joint solution that allows its clients to broaden their analytics and benefit from better performance and simplicity. Read more about Differentia Consulting.
Love is in the air - can fast data analytics and BI help Cupid do his work?
February 14 was Valentine's Day and this year we asked whether fast data analytics and BI for Big Data could help Cupid do his work? The way we find romance is changing and while it may not be changing so drastically as for everyone to suddenly associate great passion with data analytics, the two are certainly closer than you might think. Read our latest blog post to learn more.
The term "big data" may fade away, the need to analyze and act on data will most certainly not
Will the term "big data" stick around in 2013 or will it disappear from our vocabulary? Or is this a redundant argument? Read our blog post to understand how terms and expressions may come and go, but how the need to analyze and act on data will not.
Catch up with Actian live!
Come and learn more about Actian Vectorwise at the following live events:
February 25-26, 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Gartner BI and IM Summit
Did you know that if you missed one of our live events or webinars, you can catch up and find them online? Here is just a selection of the on-demand events that you can find online.
Vectorwise: Rapid BI with Tableau
Vectorwise: Big Data & BI with Yellowfin
Vectorwise: With Big Data comes big responsibilities
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