Headed by Shine, Actian provides a path to economic, scalable and unconstrained analytics and frictionless integration. "I think what really makes us unique at Actian is that we've got the staying power, scale and maturity of an established profitable software player, with the agility and responsiveness of an aggressive new entrant," says Shine.
Two of Actian's flagship technology platforms - the ParAccel Big Data Analytics platform and the DataCloud integration platform- are built with completely modern architectures to help organizations connect to on-premises and cloud-based data sources, optimize them for business needs, perform advanced analytics and take action to drive competitive advantage. If enterprises want to implement a focused Big Data project, Actian delivers a hard-hitting, future-proof solution that gives fast ROI – without requiring organizations to rip out the existing hardware and software infrastructure. In other case, if companies want to scale beyond the sandbox to an enterprise wide production project, Actian helps in improving scalability – again, with the expected economics and throughput in the era of Big Data.
One of Actian's prime verticals is financial services, where customers need analytics capabilities for risk analysis and management, fraud detection and prevention. Software-as-a-Service companies have widely adopted Actian's DataCloud for fast, frictionless data integration with the speed and economics of SaaS.
"I can't overstate how huge I think that opportunity is, by the way. I think the transition to the Age of Data is every bit as wrenching as the transition to the Internet era has been, and as in that transition, long-established players will stumble and fall and companies no one has heard of will rise to market dominance. But I think the kinds of market changes that took 10-15 years for the Internet will happen much faster for the Age of Data," exclaims Shine, who ends on a powerful note - "Actian is the one you'll want to watch!"