Gartner Positions Actian as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics

Actian’s Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the leader in SQL analytics for Hadoop, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics1 published by analysts Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali. Actian believes its position embodies the company’s deep experience in delivering high performing analytics at scale, proven track-record with thousands of successful customers and continued industry-leading innovation.

“Actian is honored to be positioned the highest for ability to execute in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics. We feel our position is a confirmation of our dedication to enabling organizations to thrive during this time of disruptive change, and to help them unlock the power of their data through lightning-fast and scalable analytics,” said Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development for Actian. “In 2014, we saw a year of increased deployments and clear customer returns on investments for the Actian Analytics Platform. We believe that Actian’s placement in vision and execution is driven by the strong customer validation for our robust product portfolio and its ability to meet their evolving analytic needs, which we feel is key to the Magic Quadrant process, and we are excited to see it reflected in this year’s report.”

Gartner notes that, “Visionaries have enormous potential,” and that “a visionary leadership role is necessary for the long-term viability of both product and company.” Gartner’s ratings for Completeness of Vision include heavily weighted criteria such as market understanding, product strategy and innovation, and we believe these align well with Actian’s strategy. In 2014, Actian recognized a unique market opportunity with the launch of the Actian Analytics Platform – the only unified platform with end-to-end analytics running natively in Hadoop. The company strategy to offer the highest performing most industrialized SQL-in-Hadoop platform with cooperative processing capabilities, and support for relational and non-relational data has been significantly successful in the market.

Actian prides itself on having a track record of being responsive to market needs and having a high focus on customer experience. For example, Actian’s early bets on delivering an open, industrialized solution for Hadoop users are addressing customer pain-points and driving significant differentiation for the company. While Hadoop is driving massive scale, it lacks the maturity required by enterprise customers. Actian has solved the challenges faced by customers deploying Hadoop by delivering the highest performing SQL analytics solution that runs natively in Hadoop with enterprise scale and capabilities.

According to the report, “In 2015, organizations require solutions capable of managing and processing external data in combination with their traditional internal sources, and may even include data from the Internet of Things. This is creating new demands on the data warehouse market — for broader data management solutions for analytics, with features and functionality that represent a significant augmentation to existing enterprise data warehouse strategies.” With a suite of customer proven, enterprise analytic engines, the Actian Analytics Platform supports any data warehouse and analytics strategy, and enables organizations to get the most value from their analytics investment.

To review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics report, please visit http://bigdata.actian.com/Actian-GartnerMQ.

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About Actian: Accelerating Big Data 2.0™

Actian transforms big data into business value for organizations of all sizes, no matter where they are on their analytics journey. We help companies win by empowering them to connect to data of any type, size or location; analyze it quickly wherever it resides; and take immediate action on accurate insights gained to delight their customers, gain competitive advantage, manage risk and find new sources of income. With the Actian Analytics Platform, Actian has delivered the world’s first end-to-end analytics platform built to run 100 percent natively in Hadoop. Among tens of thousands of organizations using Actian are innovators in the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, digital media and retail industries. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide. Stay connected with Actian Corporation at www.actian.com or on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics by Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali, 12 February 2015

Contacts

Actian Corporation
Lacy LaBorde, 512-231-6507
lacy.laborde@actian.com

Release Summary

Actian has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics.

Contacts

Actian Corporation
Lacy LaBorde, 512-231-6507
lacy.laborde@actian.com