Actian Releases Updated Platform with Spark Integration

Actian Corporation is releasing an updated version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, enabling Spark users to have a new powerful way to help derive true business value from their data.

VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor, according to the company.

“VectorH fits naturally in the Hadoop architecture and delivers end-to-end scalable performance,” said Mark Milani, senior vice president of product engineering at Actian. “Tighter integration with Spark makes it easier for our customers to leverage data in different formats and from different sources, and take advantage of the performance of a robust, secure database engine in VectorH.  We are excited to bring this offering to our customers.”

Actian VectorH 5.0 integrates with the latest Hadoop distributions from MapR, Cloudera and Hortonworks, and can be deployed both on premise and in the cloud.

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