Actian Accelerates Global Growth, Deepens Big Data Analytics Partner Presence in Japan

Redwood City, CA - 8 April 2014

Actian Gains Momentum to Transform Big Data into Business Value for Japanese Market Leaders 

Actian Corporation (“Actian”) continues to build and enhance its commitment to making Big Data analytics accessible for a broad range of progressive Japanese companies. Through an agreement with Insight Technology to distribute the Actian Analytics Platform throughout Japan, Actian delivers the power of game-changing Big Data analytics with best-in-class price-performance within this strategic growth market.

Insight Technology is introducing the Actian Analytics Platform to innovative Japanese organizations including Macromill, a leading market research company conducting research in over 87 countries worldwide. “The Actian Analytics Platform enables Macromill to perform our analytics significantly faster and with lower infrastructure costs,” said Shin Takizawa, IT Infrastructure Unit Manager at Macromill’s IT Development Division. “We conduct more than 20,000 projects every year, and we needed a platform that would help us connect to data from online surveys and mobile phones, plus qualitative data and customer buying data to deliver real insight at speed. The Actian Analytics Platform offers breakthrough performance to give our customers the insight they need faster.”

“When we explored the Actian Analytics Platform, we were deeply impressed by how quickly and robustly it lets customers perform Big Data analytics,” said Ken Abe, Executive Vice President of Insight Technology. “Actian's platform offers fast time to value, best-in-class performance, and unlimited scale-out capabilities, enabling our clients to connect to any data, in Hadoop or any other system, and analyze everything quickly.”

With the Big Data Analytics market in Japan expected to grow from 109.7 billion yen in 2012 to 342.2 billion yen in 2020, a CAGR of 15.3%,i Japanese customers are poised to harness the power of an end-to-end Big Data analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to drive profound business transformation.

“The fast-moving Japanese market demands robust, highly scalable Big Data analytics to enhance customer experience, beat the competition, drastically reduce risk and support innovative new business models,” said Jason Leonidas, Actian's Vice President for the Asia Pacific region. “By teaming with leaders like Insight Technology we better enable Japanese customers in an array of vertical markets to transform Big Data into business value.”     

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