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Telerik Embraces the Responsive Web with Latest Kendo UI Improvements

Telerik Company News - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:00

Award-winning Framework is the First of its Kind to Deliver Responsive UI Widgets to its More than 1M-Strong Developer Community


WALTHAM, MA, November 20, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced significant enhancements to Kendo UI®, its comprehensive HTML5 and JavaScript® UI framework. With this release, Kendo UI now comes equipped with intelligent UI widgets to address the growing need for responsive design elements in cross-platform and mobile applications.

Responsive design, a client-side technique for supporting multiple design layouts, has been expanding into the minds of application developers dedicated to delivering cross-platform solutions to accommodate the many sizes and scopes of devices, screen sizes and more. In fact, Gartner noted recently, “Many enterprises view [responsive design] RD as the answer to lowering development costs and time to deploy. To date, most implementations of RD are either hand-coded or use one of dozens of small, open-source libraries or frameworks.”[1]

With the latest release of Kendo UI, Telerik raises the bar by introducing a range of improvements targeting responsive UI for mobile applications. Developers can now easily build applications with intelligent UI widgets that automatically adapt to different screen sizes and form factors. The Q3 2013 release also marks the industry's first commercially available adaptive Grid and Scheduler widgets. Developers using Kendo UI now get out-of-the-box apps which adapt to the mobile devices their end users are using, without any additional coding. They also get a powerful API to specify responsive behavior for widgets, giving them the granular control they desire.

"Building websites and apps just doesn't mean what it used to. Even a few short years ago, building for the web was an exercise in targeting the lowest-common-denominator browser. With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other internet-connected screens, responsive design has emerged as a powerful solution to deal with this complexity by enabling developers to build with flexibility,” said Todd Anglin, Executive Vice President, Cross-Platform Tools and Solutions, Telerik. With the addition of features like auto-adapting widgets to Kendo UI, Telerik continues to deliver a powerful framework that has everything developers need to build cross-platform and mobile applications. No JavaScript framework in the market today- commercial or open source- is evolving as quickly or delivering as much value as Kendo UI.”

In addition to the responsive design features outlined above, the Kendo UI Q3 2013 release also includes:

  • Advancements to Kendo UI DataViz™ including five new chart types (Funnel, Error Bars, Step Line, Spline and Box Plot) as well as responsive capabilities to automatically adapt to tablet and mobile viewpoints, increasing the total number of charts available in the framework to fourteen.
  • Improvement to themebuilder™ for Kendo UI Mobile with the addition of the Flat UI theme and better support integration with the popular Bootstrap framework.
  • Mapping and spatial visualization support, including full touch support.
  • Kendo UI Mobile™ support for iOS® 7

Kendo UI Q3 2013 is available immediately. For more information, please join us for the release keynote webcast taking place today, November 20 at 11:00 AM EST. Click http://get.telerik.com/kendoui-keynote for details and to register.

About Kendo UI
Telerik Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and JavaScript websites and mobile apps. Based on jQuery, Telerik Kendo UI delivers a rich UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building native-like mobile apps with HTML5. The leading-edge framework delivers everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading professional support. For more information about Telerik Kendo UI, please visit www.kendoui.com or follow @KendoUI on Twitter.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, Kendo UI, Kendo UI DataViz, Kendo UI Mobile are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

JavaScript is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

FORTUNE® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2013,” 25 July 2013, Nathan Wilson, Gordon Van Huizen, Brian Prentice

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Survey of 3500 Developers Distinguishes the Blurred Lines of Mobile Application Development

Telerik Company News - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 15:42

Respondents call for a Mobile App Strategy that Offers Choice – HTML5, Native and Hybrid


WALTHAM, MA, November 20, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the results of its latest Mobile Application Development Survey. Titled, “The HTML5 vs. Native Debate is Over. The Winner is…,” the survey was conducted in October 2013 and polled 3500 respondents from around the world, ranging from developers to CIOs and CTOs. The results demonstrate an opportunity for vendors offering tools that support both hybrid and native approaches for mobile app development. Download the full report here.

Key findings include:

  • There are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions for mobile application development. Many developers are finding mid-project that the approach they started with, Hybrid/HTML5 or Native, might not be the best, whether it’s changing requirements or due to an improved understanding of the capabilities each mobile solution offers.
  • Web and hybrid approaches are becoming increasingly popular with developers.
  • The Web Platform (HTML5 & JavaScript) is the top choice for building cross-platform apps.

While native approaches were perceived to be the best choice for mobile application development in the enterprise a few years ago, today, 57% of those surveyed believe that HTML5 is either enterprise-ready or will be within 12 months. This demonstrates that the lines are blurring between developer preference for mobile app development approaches, not simply in terms of the end-user experience, but also the app development experience.

“Developers are taking the time to really understand the advantages and best practices for hybrid and native development and are quickly realizing that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for their mobile development process,” said Todd Anglin, Telerik’s EVP of Cross-Platform Products and Solutions. . “Many developers are finding that the choice between native and hybrid approaches is dependent on business needs, app requirements, developer skill, development timeline and other factors. When considered in context, we’re seeing plenty of cases where hybrid is the right choice for a given app, and others where native still makes the most sense. What developers need, then, are tools that can help them be effective, regardless of the chosen approach.”

In addition, the survey posed questions around standards adoption, number and types of apps that will be developed in 2014, cross-platform adoption and the cost and time savings benefits of non-native approaches.

To read the full report and see all of the survey findings, click here.

About Kendo UI
Telerik Kendo UI® is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and JavaScript websites and mobile apps. Based on jQuery, Telerik Kendo UI delivers a rich UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building native-like mobile apps with HTML5. The leading-edge framework delivers everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading professional support. For more information about Telerik Kendo UI, please visit www.kendoui.com or follow @KendoUI on Twitter.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and deliver on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, Kendo UI and other Telerik marks used within the press release are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Actian and Attivio OEM Agreement Accelerates Big Data Business Value by Integrating Big Content

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Wed, 11/13/2013 - 14:03
Attivio AIE® integration into the Actian ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform delivers unmatched performance and insights at fraction of big stack vendor cost

Newton, MA and Redwood City, CA – November 13, 2013 Attivio, creator of the award-winning Active Intelligence Engine (AIE®) and Actian, a leader in next-generation big data analytics, today announced a strategic OEM agreement. The agreement gives Actian customers the power to integrate and correlate human-generated, unstructured content sources with their structured data analytics to dramatically increase the return on their information assets.

Actian’s ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform accelerates analytic performance and enables rapid deployment of highly targeted analytics for critical initiatives including customer segmentation, fraud prevention, risk avoidance and digital marketing optimization. The addition of Attivio AIE’s ability to include Big Content sources – social media, blog posts, email, research documents, SEC filings, insurance reports, legal depositions, open-ended survey responses and more – completes the Big Data analytics picture to greatly improve its impact and value.

With its patented query-time JOIN technology, Attivio AIE delivers unrivaled access to information from internal and external human-created information, so customers can integrate, correlate, access and analyze all of their assets, regardless of format. As a result, business users gain new, real-time business insights that help build revenue, cut costs, increase competitiveness and manage risk — insights that might otherwise go undiscovered.

“Big Content has become a vital piece in the Big Data puzzle,” said David Schubmehl, Research Director, IDC. “The majority of enterprise information created today is human-generated, but legacy systems have traditionally required processing structured data and unstructured content separately. The addition of Attivio AIE to Actian ParAccel provides an extremely cost-effective option that delivers impressive performance and value.”

“Through this alliance with Attivio, our customers now have access to all internal and external sources of unstructured content, solidifying our leadership position in the Big Data space,” said Fred Gallagher, VP Strategic Business for Actian. “With Attivio, we are giving customers more options and making this technology accessible to companies who recognize the value of innovation that is simply not available from legacy big stack vendors who typically impose expensive, long-term contracts, inflexible technology and long deployment times.” “Actian ParAccel delivers high-performance analytics on massive amounts of data,” said Sid Probstein, CTO at Attivio. “Being able to access and analyze outside sources from social media to any and all types of human-created content provides a complete and detailed view of customers and their requirements. It advances the entire field of BI and analytics.”

For more information about the Actian alliance and the Attivio Partner Network, please contact partners@attivio.com.

About Attivio

Attivio’s unified information access platform, the Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®), redefines the business impact of our customers’ information assets, so they can quickly seize opportunities, solve critical challenges and fulfill their strategic vision.

Attivio integrates and correlates disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content in ways never before possible. Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and big data tools to reveal insight that matters, through the access method that best suits each user’s technical skills and priorities. Please visit us at www.attivio.com.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud Integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Its scalable solutions deliver powerful business results for industry innovators. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

Categories: Database, Vendor

Telerik Announces Integration with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay, Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

Telerik Company News - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:08

Integration Ensures an Added Layer of Security with PCI DSS Compliance for Millions of Web Interactions Daily


WALTHAM, MA - November 12, 2013Telerik® today announced its Sitefinity® CMS platform now integrates with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, this update comes just in time to accommodate the business holiday shopping season, offering an added layer of security by using PCI DSS compliant payment vendors.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the global data security standard adopted by the major payment card brands for organizations that process, store or transmit cardholder data.[1] Being PCI DSS compliant is an advantage to any online retailer, as it demonstrates an added layer of security for those looking to make online purchases by taking the purchase out of the retailer site, and sending it to an external site where sensitive payment data is collected and safely stored.

“Savvy online buyers do not want to have to type their credit card information into a website for each and every purchase, not when there are tools such as PayPal and WorldPay available. They want a point and click experience that they know is backed by the highest security standards,” said Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President, Sitefinity division, Telerik. “Having the Sitefinity CMS integrated with the two industry leading external payment providers gives our customers the options they’re looking for, which in turn will increase their sales as they enter the busiest time of year.”

Shop.org is projecting online holiday sales will rise between 13 and 15 percent over last year, to as much as $82 billion.[2] Just in time for the major influx of online purchasing, Telerik’s integration of its Sitefinity CMS with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay brings added benefit to its expansive customer base by offering payment system options that follow online payment best security practices. PayPal Payments Standard allows for worldwide merchant registration and supports e-wallet payments as well as one-time credit/debit card payments. WorldPay supports merchant registrations from more than 40 countries and allows buyers to pay for online transactions using credit cards, debit cards and bank transfers.

“Security conscious online buyers want to know their transactions are safe and they are free from issues such as fraud and identity theft. Through our integration with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay, we’re giving our customers easier payment options for their end-users, and the satisfaction of knowing transactions are conducted in a safe and secure manner,” continued Kirov.

About Sitefinity CMS
Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web content management platform developed by Telerik. Trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide, including 49 of the Fortune 500®, the Sitefinity ASP.NET online business platform empowers businesses to engage, convert and retain customers on the web. With the product’s usability and flexibility developers, marketing end-users and IT managers are able to work more effectively, helping to grow their business. Sitefinity CMS customers further benefit from Telerik’s ongoing innovation and top technical support. Sitefinity CMS was recently named an American Business Awards (Stevie®) “People’s Choice - Favorite Content Management Solution” and “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Content Management Solution” – Gold Winner. For more information, visit: www.sitefinity.com.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and web content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik and Sitefinity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

"FORTUNE 500 ® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc."

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] PCI Standard Security Standards Council - https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/documents/PCI%20SSC%20Quick%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

[2] Shop.org, the online division of the National Retail Federation - http://blog.shop.org/2013/10/03/online-holiday-expectations-setting-the-bar-high-again-in-2013/

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik’s TeamPulse Now More Adaptable; Integrates with the World’s Most Progressive Developer Collaboration Platform

Telerik Company News - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:14

Improves Transparency for Business Users with Git and GitHub Integration; Delivers New REST API and .NET SDK for Frictionless Integration; and Adds End-User Personas for Managing Requirements


WALTHAM, MA - October 30, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the latest advancements to TeamPulse®, its agile project management offering. With the latest release, Telerik focuses on integration, adaptability and ease-of-use by introducing a Git and GitHub® integration, new REST API and .NET SDK as well as personas to drive feature requirements. Telerik’s TeamPulse agile project management software is currently in use by more than 60 of the Fortune 500®.

The goal of any agile project management is to help teams of all shapes and sizes track and share information, work smarter, and create better software. But this involves people at all levels – developers, line-of-business and business users. Without a transparent way to show progress, any project is doomed to fail. That is why Telerik has worked diligently to include new capabilities around transparency, adaptability, ease-of-use via improved integration capabilities and customer centricity – to better enable its customers to work cohesively to complete even the most challenging development projects.

Git and GitHub Integration
According to Gartner, “Agile methods attempt to establish a high level of collaboration among developers and business users.[1]” By integrating with Git and GitHub, the TeamPulse agile project management software bridges the gap between developers and business users by giving transparency to development projects while at the same time, letting developers update work within their preferred IDE. It also offers the same functionality for TFS and can synch both TFS and GitHub, simultaneously.

REST API and .NET SDK
Thanks to the new REST API, users are easily able to integrate the TeamPulse agile project management software with any existing system. In addition, with the availability of a .NET SDK, developers are able to create custom applications and widgets, stemming from data generated by the TeamPulse agile project management software.

Personas
When managing requirements, it is essential to know whom exactly the app is being developed for. That is why Telerik incorporated end-user personas into the latest version of the TeamPulse agile project management software. By assigning specific personal profiles to work items, developers can take a more customer-centric approach in creating and deploying relevant functionality enhancements.

“With the many tools and existing systems already in play across the enterprise, having a project management platform that can easily integrate and improve adaptability of systems is a requirement,” said Christopher Eyhorn, EVP of ALM Tools, Telerik. “Today we take a huge step forward by integrating with the most popular developer technologies and ensuring a customer-centric development practice is top of mind for its user community.”

TeamPulse R3™ is available immediately. Please go to http://www.telerik.com/agile-project-management-tools/ for more details. Telerik will also host a webinar at noon ET today, where attendees can see enhancements, first hand. To register go to http://www.telerik.com/agile-project-management-tools/webinars/r3-2013-release.aspx.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, TeamPulse and TeamPulse R3 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

FORTUNE 500® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2013,” 25 July 2013, Nathan Wilson | Gordon Van Huizen | Brian Prentice

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Actian to Present at the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 19:00

Redwood City, Calif. – October 28, 2013 — – Steve Shine, CEO and President of Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data analytics, will present during the NASSCOM® Product Conclave 2013 – The Community Meet-up of Doers Who Share! event, held Oct. 28-30 at Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur in Bangalore, India.

During the Opportunities in Big Data session, which takes place Oct. 30 at 2:00-2:30 p.m. IST in the Aura room, Shine will discuss the various opportunities presented by big data, as well as new areas of innovation for startups trying to effect meaningful competitive differentiation through analytics on big data.

Actian has a strong presence in India, helping companies like Future Group, Mahindra Comviva and ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation, harness the power of big data analytics to predict business trends, increase customer retention and gain a competitive advantage.

For more information on the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013, please visit http://productconclave.nasscom.in/.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud Integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Its scalable solutions deliver powerful business results for industry innovators. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

Categories: Database, Vendor

Actian Teams with Hortonworks to Deliver Reference Architecture that Addresses Most Vexing Hadoop Challenges for Enterprises

Actian Corporation (Ingres) Press Releases - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 03:51

Sand Hill research pinpoints Hadoop adoption hurdles at each phase of maturity cycle

Redwood City, Calif. – October 24, 2013 Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data analytics, has further integrated its ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform on the Hortonworks Data Platform to address top Hadoop adoption hurdles of data extraction challenges, design-time friction and poor run-time performance.

The deep integration of Actian’s ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform on the Hortonworks Data Platform enables high-performance analytics without constraints, simplifies the delivery of data services for entire ecosystems of users, and significantly lowers the total cost of ownership for the modern data platform. By utilizing the new Hortonworks/Actian reference architecture, users can experience quicker time to analytic value by:

  • Easily moving data to and from Hadoop: Users can easily extract data from Hadoop and enrich it seamlessly from within the ParAccel Platform.
  • Eliminating design-time friction: ParAccel Dataflow’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop development capabilities negate the need for complex MapReduce coding or parallel programming.
  • Improving performance: Actian is Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 and YARN certified, giving users the ability to leverage ParAccel Dataflow for the enhanced performance of pipeline parallelism alongside their existing MapReduce jobs.

Sand Hill Group recently surveyed Hadoop users, primarily data architects and CIOs, to assess their level of maturity in Hadoop adoption and the top challenges they face. For 46.7 percent of respondents, the top challenge was knowledge and experience with the Hadoop platform, while 20.7 percent cited availability of Hadoop and Big Data skills and 6.7 percent struggled with the amount of technology development and engineering required to implement a Hadoop-based solution. Actian’s and Hortonworks’ joint reference architecture tackles these key challenges head-on.

“Hadoop is the clear winner for enterprises that seek to drive transformational, actionable business insights from their big data,” said Mike Hoskins, chief technology officer of Actian Corporation. “For all its power, Hadoop still presents significant barriers to enterprise-scale adoption. The combined Actian-Hortonworks solution overcomes challenges around MapReduce skills shortages, design-time friction and run-time performance to elevate Hadoop to true enterprise readiness. Actian has many global clients delivering groundbreaking big data projects. For nearly all of these, Hadoop is a central building block. The collaboration between Hortonworks and Actian provides a huge boost for performance, productivity and access to rich big data functionality, which helps increase adoption of Hadoop. For our mutual customers it boils down to faster time to value – in the end, that’s what really counts.”

“We have collaborated closely with Actian on the reference architecture for the ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platform and the Hortonworks Data Platform,” said Ari Zilka, chief technology officer of Hortonworks. “When used together, these products allow users to rapidly and effectively deploy high-performance Hadoop applications for scenarios ranging from archiving, ETL and operational applications to advanced analytics, including predictive analytics. By working together we are excited to help forward-thinking architects and CIOs successfully design and implement incredibly high-performing, hard-hitting big data applications with proven best practices, robust and secure architecture, and unmatched technology capabilities.”

“Design and implementation of next-generation big data integration processes can be a daunting leap for BI professionals who are used to classic ETL technology,” said Steve Miller, president and co-founder of OpenBI. “Actian’s approach – providing a visual data programming technology that executes natively in cluster – will increase productivity while opening up big data analytics programming to a much broader set of professionals.”

“Our research findings offer compelling insights into friction points on the march to harnessing Hadoop to unlock big data analytics value for the enterprise,” says M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder and managing director of Sand Hill Group. "With more than 35 percent of respondents indicating that the results of their Hadoop/Big Data initiatives were less than they expected, the market is ripe for more easy-to-use, easy-to-implement solutions on Hadoop such as Actian's analytics and ETL offerings.”

Hoskins and Zilka will jointly present at Strata + Hadoop World 2013 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. EDT. In addition, both Actian and Hortonworks will provide hands-on demonstrations of the reference architecture at their Strata booths, #108 and #306, respectively.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data
Actian powers the action-driven enterprise in the Age of Data, delivering rapid time to analytic value with a modular approach that connects data assets behind the scenes, enables unconstrained analytics and scales almost without limits. The Actian DataCloud integration and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms help organizations leverage data assets for competitive advantage, delivering highly parallelized software that fully exploits modern chip, core and cluster infrastructures. Actian serves tens of thousands of users worldwide and is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. with offices in Austin, New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, New Delhi and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

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