Actian Corp. is partnering with Lenovo to offer an appliance version of its Vectorwise business intelligence, analytical database designed to help clients save money. The partnership combines Actian software with Lenovo’s “budget-minded” hardware.

Actian, formerly known as Ingres, got its start back in the 1970s in relational databases. It re-branded in 2011 with a new strategic emphasis on Big Data. Its product line includes Action Apps, “consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data,” according to the company.

“Lenovo ThinkServers are designed to bring exceptional performance and value to customers and our partnership with Actian presents a solution with the potential to change the economic model of Big Data analysis,” said Tom Ribble, director of Lenovo ThinkServer Marketing and Alliances, in a prepared statement. “The convergence of highly efficient platforms not only helps companies quickly uncover deep insights from their data, but the affordability of the Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance enables companies of all sizes to realize the value of business intelligence.”

According to Actian, Vectorwise Data Mart Appliance features include:

  • Performance: the Vectorwise database is optimized to run on the Lenovo ThinkServer RD240, which provides the capacity and power needed for large transactions.

  • Affordability: A low entry price, as well as low total cost of ownership due to the lack of expensive resources needed to design and tune the system.

  • Fast Deployment: The appliance can be in operation within minutes of being racked, ensuring fast deployment and decreased time to generating analysis.

  • Manageability: The appliance is easy to install and manage using skills already available in your organization. The ThinkServer RD240 easily integrates into existing management infrastructures.

  • Interoperability: The Vectorwise analytic database is certified with BI tools such as IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Pentaho, SAP BusinessObjects, Tableau and Yellowfin.

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