Actian Unveils Ingres NeXt Initiative

Actian, a provider of hybrid data management, analytics, and integration software, has announced the Ingres NeXt initiative, for Ingres users looking to modernize their mission-critical applications while also creating a migration path to the cloud. 

The announcement features two key components: A new version of Actian’s OpenROAD 4GL application development environment and support for Ingres software as a fully managed service in the cloud. The new offering will leverage Actian’s Avalanche Hybrid Data Platform with multi-cloud support. While both are designed to be used independently and power business value delivery, Actian says the offerings have been developed to work synergistically together, furthering its commitment to helping customers modernize their data environments without disruption to business operations.

“We’ve seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud technologies," said Lewis Black, CEO at Actian. "Actian’s Ingres cloud offering and our new OpenROAD offering will enable our customers to seamlessly begin their own journey to the cloud and modernize their existing technology stacks while maintaining the level of reliability and support they’ve come to expect from Ingres.”

In a recent customer survey, Actian found that a significant portion of its Ingres software customers have a strong desire to move to a public cloud within the next 2-3 years. To aid them in their journey, Actian developed an Ingres cloud service to preserve their current software investments while modernizing their applications to harness the power of the cloud. With multiple migration pathways, organizations can take this journey at their own pace in a way that makes the most sense for their unique environments and business needs.

The new offering is delivered in a cloud native format leveraging Docker, Kubernetes, and HELM to maximize performance and flexibility on the Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and AWS.

The offering is also paired with a new release of Actian’s 4GL OpenROAD development environment, enabling organizations to migrate their existing application business logic effortlessly to modern web and mobile user interfaces, using HTML5 and JavaScript, while encapsulating their business logic in an OpenROAD server. This will enable organizations to preserve years of application development investment while taking advantage of the flexibility and security of today’s contemporary web and mobile user interfaces.

Actian will be partnering with service organizations including HCL Technologies and Diegesis to assist customers along their path to adoption.

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