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Actian Corp. Named to Inaugural CRN Big Data 100

Actian Corp. (“Actian”), a leader in next generation big data management and creator of the analytic database Vectorwise, announced it has been named to UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Big Data 100 list. The inaugural list recognizes innovative technology vendors that offer products and services to help businesses manage “Big Data” – the rapidly increasing volume, speed and variety of information being generated today. The list covers three categories: business analytics, data management, infrastructure and services. Vendors on this list are industry stalwarts leveraging their products and services to meet the Big Data challenge, as well as a wave of startups developing a new generation of products to help businesses address their Big Data needs.

Actian’s Vectorwise analytic database offers companies high-performance integration for Hadoop with the Vectorwise Hadoop Connector, allowing them to quickly get critical business answers from big data in a way that is solid, reliable and immediately impactful. Actian continues to think strategically and develop new solutions that will transform how companies manage and derive value from big data. With more than 10,000 customers worldwide, Actian is a leader in helping companies analyze big data in industries ranging from retail, ecommerce, enterprise, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and social media.

Actian has invested in a multitiered Channel initiative designed to leverage the strengths of its partners to drive an indirect sales model. Actian’s partners range from solutions partners, consultants, resellers and system integrators all servicing their customers, each with their own differentiation from one another and their market peers. Through mutual investment between Actian and each partner, Actian commits to enabling its partners, fostering educational growth and effectively marketing their own unique industry offerings.

“The 2013 Big Data 100 list recognizes vendors that have shown a dedication to the innovation and advancement of today’s Big Data services, and have evolved to meet the needs of today’s business leaders,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, CRN. “Companies need technologies that not only help them process and manage all that data, but also offer market insights. The Big Data 100 vendors set themselves apart with the cutting edge products and services that provide significant growth opportunities for solution providers to build their business and effectively compete in today’s information economy.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Big Data 100 list is featured in the April issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

“Actian is honored to be named to CRN’s inaugural Big Data 100 list. We place high importance on our channel partners and to be recognized with this award is something we’re very proud of,” said Stephen Reade, VP, Field Operations for Vectorwise Americas and EMEA, Actian.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to Connect, Analyze, and take automated Action across their business operations. Actian’s innovative portfolio of solutions for big data include cloud integration for frictionless connection to any data; analytical solutions specifically engineered to handle the extreme speed and scale of data intensive computing; Action Apps for automated action on business events as they happen and managed B2B exchanges that automate business processes in select industries. Headquartered in Redwood City, Actian helps clients worldwide manage and understand their business operations through offices in Austin, New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, Action Apps, Ingres and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.

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