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Solutions Brief

Revenue Optimization Solution Brief

You need accurate, actionable, comprehensive, timely information delivered on-demand. Avalanche Revenue Optimization, as-a-service delivers that information, enabling any business user to contribute significantly to business growth and customer satisfaction.


The Data-Driven Experience Economy, a 451 Research Business Impact Brief

Post Covid-19, business are reassessing how they gauge and react to customer behavoiral shifts.  Key to understanding and reacting in an agile fashion will be the ability to build a unified view of their customer data.  This short brief identifies and explains that a key impediment to this effort is the number and types of silos typically seen by businesses across their systems underlying their day to day business process.


How to use the high speed Btrieve 2 API from Node.js

Developers building real-time, data-intensive Edge applications are increasingly turning to Node.js. It’s not in itself a programming language but an open-source, multi-platform, run-time environment that leverages JavaScript and its ecosystem — and turns out to be quite well suited for today’s data streaming and JSON API applications.  This application note details how to use the Btrieve 2 API to support Edge Data Management with Actian Zen.

Case Study

Actian Zen Powers Edge Data Management Inside Taifun ERP, the Leading ERP in Germany and Austria for Building Tradesmen

Taifun Software is the leading German ERP software provider of comprehensive ERP for Building Tradesment in Germany and Austria.  For over 3 decades and several iterations of their software on multiple platforms, Taifun has reselected Actian Zen Enterprise for its high-performance, Zero-DBA, embedded data management capabilities as well as for its OEM packaging and small footprint.

Case Study

Bringing the IoT to ERP: One Stop Shopping for Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions, GSS, is a global supplier of a comprehensive and sub-verticalized ERP package, covering manufacturing, transportation, and logistics.  For over 30 years GSS has depended on Actian Zen Enterprise and now, with the adoption of IoT into manufacturing, GSS has extended their platforms to IoT with new Edge data management support from Actian Zen Core.


Zen Technical White Paper

In this Technical white paper, we describe Actian Zen, a single, secure, and scalable NoSQL and SQL database, designed for deployment into modern Edge IoT and Mobile use cases.

You will learn:

  • About Zen architecture and specific editions targeting a range of devices, gateways, intelligent machines, and compute platforms
  • Why Zen can be used as a single replacement for File Managers, SQLite, Document Stores like MongoDB and Couchbase, and Time Series databases like InfluxDB
  • When and where to use NoSQL vs. SQL to store, retrieve, and process and analyze data locally on device, peer-to-peer, or shared across intranet, internet, and cloud environments
Case Study

Tsubakimoto Case Study

Tsubakimoto’s High-Speed Conveyor Belt System is capable of handling up to 10,000 items per hour with Actian Zen as the material handling resource ID and tracking system


Avalanche Technical Whitepaper

Learn how Actian Avalanche achieves extremely fast performance for analytics workloads and how it can incorporate data from a broad spectrum of data repositories and applications, residing at the edge, in the cloud and existing data centers.


Actian Vector versus Snowflake Cloud Database Performance Benchmark Report

McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services profiled Actian Vector performance on AWS compared to Snowflake and found that that complex join queries from the Berkeley Big Data Benchmark ran up to 20 times faster on Vector. This report illustrates how scaling to 20 concurrent queries, Actian Vector’s kept pace with the user growth better than Snowflake which encountered severe concurrency limitations.


Actian Vector versus Amazon Redshift Cloud Database Performance Benchmark Report

McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services profiled Actian Vector performance on AWS compared Amazon Redshift and found that complex queries ran 13.8 times faster on Vector with 20 concurrent users. This report illustrates how database size increased scaled from 1 to 5 to 10 Terabytes the performance advantage provided by Actian Vector on Hadoop grew.


Forrester Research Report

Create a Road Map for a Real-Time, Agile, Self-Service Data Platform

Download this complimentary report for creating an agile data platform


DataCloud Service Agreement

This click-through business agreement for DataCloud services covers licensing, usage, pricing, billing and other terms and conditions that must be agreed to for an order to be accepted.


Actian DataConnect Professional Services

With experience in hundreds of integration engagements, the Actian Professional Services can make a significant difference in the success of your DataConnect deployment. We have helped numerous organizations gain significant improvements in the performance, scalability, and integration capabilities enabled by DataConnect.


Actian Avalanche Migration Assessment Professional Services

The Actian Avalanche Migration Assessment offers a pre-defined set of professional services tailored to your requirements. The service is designed to assist you with understanding the requirements to migrate to Actian Avalanche and to impart recommendations important to your migration strategy formulation, planning, and implementation.


VectorH Quickstart Professional Services

The Actian VectorH Implementation QuickStart Package is a pre-defined set of professional services, tailored to your requirements, that is designed to help you realize product value quickly and efficiently from the time of purchase.


Actian X – X100 Data Sheet

The X100 engine, from Actian’s analytic database ‘Vector’, brings to your Actian X instance the power of column-based data-storage, x86 vector-processing with in-cache direct decompression, and other notable technical advances.


Actian X Data Sheet

Actian X Hybrid Database is the combination of the industry-leading Ingres transactional and Vector analytic databases, bundled with world class integration and enterprise monitoring.


What’s New in PSQL v12

The new features in PSQL v12 SP1 include online defragmentation, improved unicode support and updates to the ADO.NET, JDBC, JCL and PDAC SDKs.


Bx PortalConnect Data Sheet

Bx PortalConnect is a fully managed onboarding service that enables Portal providers to more rapidly connect with Buyers and Supplier systems to facilitate transfer of P2P business documents such as orders, invoices, and remittance documents.


Zen / PSQL AuditMaster Data Sheet

Actian AuditMaster operates as part of the PSQL database to log database events and transaction-driven changes, tracking accidental errors and intentional fraud, and providing a path for recovery. AuditMaster requires no changes to application code or the database, so businesses can get data access security and accountability quickly, easily, and with very low maintenance overhead.


Zen and PSQL DataExchange Data Sheet

DataExchange for PSQL offers two types of data replication solution: real-time data backup of a single PSQL database and data synchronization between multiple applications. DataExchange provides a simple to use solution for securing and protecting your mission-critical data from application downtime and data loss.


Bx SupplierConnect Data Sheet

Bx SupplierConnect is a proven, fully managed and engineered web-based data exchange service to send and receive procure-to-pay business documents such as orders, invoices, and remittances, translating these documents into desired formats for ERP integration and better cash flow.


Bx OperatorConnect Data Sheet

Bx OperatorConnect supports standards such as PIDX to speed up the processing of business transactions between oil & gas operators and their various suppliers. Connect to any trading partner electronically regardless of back-office technology or trading format to streamline the cash flow process.


Bx BuyerConnect Data Sheet

Bx BuyerConnect is a fully managed, web-based data exchange service that translates business documents (PO’s, Invoices, Shipping Notices, Acknowledgements) from your suppliers into a format that can be read by your own systems, streamlining transactions to reduce transaction costs, earn discounts, and avoid fees.


Business Xchange Data Sheet

Business Xchange is a fully managed and engineered, web-based B2B data-exchange suite with services for both buyers and suppliers.  Using Business Xchange accelerates invoicing and payments to reduce outstanding payments, increase accuracy, and improve cash flow.


Actian Vector: A Technical Overview

Actian Vector is relational database software for data analytics that exploits performance features in today’s x86 CPUs that most other relational databases do not take advantage of. Learn how exactly it exploits the CPU, how it leverages industry standard best practices and how it has helped other companies.


SQL in Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn about the top 10 key capabilities required for a true SQL in Hadoop solution as well as the decision criteria to support long term requirements.


Actian Vector Data Sheet

Actian Vector™ is a revolutionary analytic database that delivers unmatched performance and price/performance-yet requires less hardware and virtually no database tuning.


Ingres 10.2 Data Sheet

Ingres is a leading enterprise-grade database management system designed to reduce IT costs and time-to-value. Ingres 10.2 adds enhancements for geospatial features, performance, system administration and internationalization. And with its new SQL capabilities, you can take your first steps into big data analytics.


Actian NoSQL 9 Data Sheet

Actian NoSQL offers all the transactional capabilities of a robust  Enterprise database, including the support of ACID transactions, distributed two phase commit, interfaces to third party transaction monitoring systems such as Tivoli, optimistic and pessimistic locking schemes and more.


PSQL v12 Data Sheet

Actian PSQL is one of the most reliable, low maintenance, high-performance database management systems in the world. Actian PSQL v12 offers important additions: multi-core optimization, improved backup support with Actian Backup Agent and VSS, enhanced 64-bit support, updated license administration, IPv6 support and updated developer tools.


PSQL Online Defragmenter Data Sheet

Over time, a busy database becomes fragmented as records are created, updated, or deleted. File access time grows and transaction response slows. The PSQL Defragmenter utility solves these problems by finding data fragmentation and letting you correct it while the engine is running. It rebuilds indexes and removes unused space so that clients can access files efficiently again.


Btrieve 12 Data Sheet

Brieve 12 is an up-to-date, supported on Windows 10, ready to run your application, Btrieve 6.15 replacement. Btrieve 12 is file format and API compatible with Btrieve 6.15, allowing Btrieve 6.15 applications to run on the most current Windows OS platforms without a recompile.


OpenROAD 6.2 Data Sheet

OpenROAD is a database-centric, object-oriented, 4GL application development tool that lets you develop and deploy mission-critical, n-tier business applications against databases such as Ingres, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2 UDB. Developers using the newest release, OpenROAD 6.2, will find a much improved platform that can easily restyle existing applications, extend and customize business objects, field types and frame types and add new behaviors that either required a lot of code or simply weren’t possible before.


OpenROAD 5.1 Data Sheet

OpenROAD has always provided features that enable rapid application development and deployment.  OpenROAD version 5.1 takes this further, providing robust support for using XML in your OpenROAD applications.  Now OpenROAD Workbench can import and export applications and components using XML.

Case Study

Bucap Case Study

Bucap employs Ingres and OpenROAD for customized, flexible, and reliable document management services for 5,000 active users and almost 500M items.

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