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Actian Partners with ScaleMP to Deliver Very Large Analytic Database Capabilities for Big Data

Actian Corporation, creators of Vectorwise, the innovative performance analytic database, has formed a strategic alliance with ScaleMP, the provider of vSMP Foundation virtualization software. vSMP Foundation aggregates individual servers to create a virtual symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) spanning across machine boundaries. Actian will now be able to supply the most demanding customers with databases that can grow to terabytes (TB) of data which utilizes the aggregated memory. Data in memory typically can be accessed up to 100x faster than having to retrieve the information from hard disk drives and up to 10x faster than flash. For maximum performance, it is critical to keep as much data in memory as possible and vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP allows for Actian to accomplish this.

The Vectorwise analytic database delivers record-breaking performance on industry standard hardware without tuning. This disruptive combination of high-performance and affordability is helping companies in all industries drive unprecedented new business value at a fraction of the cost of other leading solutions.

The Vectorwise and ScaleMP solution enables customers to access very large amounts of information quickly. With the innovative architecture of Vectorwise, combined with the ability to transparently access many terabyes of data, users will see increased performance and have access to more complete data and perform faster analytics.

“We are extremely excited to bring Vectorwise’s raw performance to customers’ massive analytic databases using ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation”, stated Steve Shine, CEO and President of Actian.

“Organizations world-wide will be able to analyze extremely large amounts of data with the enhancement of the Actian Vectorwise product combined with vSMP Foundation from ScaleMP”, said Shai Fultheim, founder, president and CEO of ScaleMP. “Customers will be able to speed up their analytics and workflows in order to gain more insight by storing more of their critical data in main memory”.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations. Actian helps 10,000 customers worldwide take action on their big data with Action Apps, Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, Cloud Action Platform, 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.

About vSMP Foundation

vSMP Foundation aggregates multiple industry-standard off-the-shelf x86 servers into a single virtual high-end system. vSMP Foundation provides customers with an alternative to traditional expensive symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) systems and also offers simplified clustering infrastructure with a single operating system. It supports aggregation of up to 128 servers into a single virtual SMP system, providing customers with:

Up to 256 TB of shared memory for large memory requirements;

Up to 32,768 cores virtual SMP, proven scalability and memory bandwidth;

Ease of use and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for clusters coupled with simplified storage architecture;

On-demand SMP with support for most common provisioning systems, allowing for increased datacenter utilization with consolidated architecture;

For more information on vSMP Foundation please visit http://www.scalemp.com/products.

About ScaleMP

ScaleMP is a leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple independent systems into a single virtual system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (408) 342-0330 or visit http://www.ScaleMP.com.

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