BBBT - Actian - 2014

24jun9:00 am12:00 pmBBBT - Actian - 2014

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Actian Analytics Platform – Hadoop SQL Edition


In early June, Actian announced the Actian Analytics PlatformTM – Hadoop SQL Edition, the first end-to-end analytics platform built to run 100 percent natively in Hadoop, delivering the highest performing, industrial grade, fully compliant SQL in Hadoop offering. Combined with Actian’s visual data flow framework, Actian’s platform now makes Hadoop data accessible to the entire enterprise by empowering millions of business-savvy SQL users and business analysts to conduct advanced analytics directly on data in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) via YARN. Companies investing in Hadoop now can broaden the scope of data discovery, increase the accuracy of decisions, and speed time to value.


John Santaferraro, VP, Solutions and Product Marketing

John Santaferraro is the Vice President of Solution and Product Marketing at Actian. Prior to joining Actian, Santaferraro was an independent industry analyst in the business intelligence and analytics market. Before that he developed and executed a vertical market strategy for Hewlett Packard’s business intelligence group, focusing on energy, communications, retail, healthcare and financial services. At Hewlett Packard, he was also instrumental in helping establish the new business intelligence business group with a combination of solutions, products, and consulting. In 2000, John founded a marketing and sales consulting company, Ferraro Consulting, providing business acceleration strategy for technology companies. Along with business intelligence executive positions in Compaq Computers and Tandem Computers, Santaferraro co-founded a venture-backed, data warehouse startup company, Virtual Integration Technology that was later sold to Teradata as SeeCommerce.

Emma McGrattan – Senior VP, Engineering

As SVP of Engineering at Actian, Emma McGrattan leads the Actian Vector, Actian Director and Actian Matrix development teams. A leading authority in DBMS technologies, Emma has over twenty years’ experience managing and developing a variety of databases from her early days with Ingres through to the cutting-edge Actian Vector Hadoop Edition. Emma joined the original Ingres Corp. in 1992 and held a senior leadership role in the Ingres engineering team through a number of acquisitions. Born in Ireland, she earned a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University.

Company Profile:

Actian transforms big data into business value for any organization – not just the privileged few. Our next generation Actian Analytics Platform™ software delivers extreme performance, scalability, and agility on off-the-shelf hardware, overcoming key technical and economic barriers to broad adoption of big data, delivering Big Data for the Rest of Us™.

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