Actian Releases Vectorwise 2.5 – Record-Breaking Database Is Now Even Faster

Actian Corporation today announced that Vectorwise 2.5, the latest update of the record-breaking performance database, is generally available for download.

Online PR News – 18-June-2012 – Redwood City, CA – REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 5, 2012 – Actian Corporation today announced that Vectorwise 2.5, the latest update of the record-breaking performance database, is generally available for download. Now even more well-equipped to tackle Big Data challenges, Vectorwise 2.5 delivers better manageability and faster performance to help companies realize the value of their data and execute on business opportunities in real time.

“Since the inception of Vectorwise almost two years ago, it’s made tremendous progress in helping businesses to gain new insights and drive operational efficiencies,” said Fred Gallagher, general manager of Vectorwise at Actian Corporation. “As the business world develops data solutions at a rapid pace, Vectorwise continues to amaze by achieving record-breaking performance for the TPC-H benchmark and establishing industry bests in speed and affordability.”

Vectorwise 2.5 offers faster performance while requiring less hardware than traditional databases. New features such as Predictive Buffer manager further enhance performance on concurrent queries. In-memory updates are now performed at a more granular level for faster and more efficient inserts and updates. And improved Parallel Execution exploits the full potential of multiple CPU cores for faster performance on more types of queries.

To further enable better manageability, Vectorwise 2.5 allows users to store data in multiple files and locations. Flexible Storage Management enables users to store data on multiple physical locations, providing more flexibility when disk space is running low, while storing more frequently used data on faster disk drives for better accessibility. Unused data can be dropped to limit storage utilization. Vectorwise 2.5 also offers better multi-lingual support with automatic transliteration that extends beyond previous character sets.

Now bundled with Actian Director, Vectorwise 2.5 introduces new Java-based tools that offer a single management console (GUI) and new interface designed to work with current and previous Vectorwise and Ingres databases. The new Java-based tools are available for Linux and Windows, enabling the flexibility to perform common database administration tasks against multiple environments from a single console.

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About Actian Corporation
Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform Big Data into Business Value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations. Actian is the first to unveil a cloud development platform for building Action Apps, lightweight consumer-style applications that automate actions triggered by real-time changes in data to deliver actionable business intelligence. Actian also incites action for 10,000 customers worldwide with Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.