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Survey of Nearly 1,000 Organizations Shows that Users Want Intuitive, Mobile and Actionable BI and Big Data Analytics – Bloor Group White Paper Reveals Technology Architecture to Deliver It

REDWOOD CITY, CA, November 10, 2011 – Actian Corporation (formerly Ingres Corp.), today announced the results of a survey it commissioned to give a realistic picture of how Business Intelligence (BI) is perceived as well as its usage patterns within large enterprises. The results show that users want more intuitive, mobile and actionable BI and Big Data Analytics. In addition, Actian is releasing a white paper by Robin Bloor, Ph.D. of The Bloor Group that reveals details of the technology architecture designed to deliver them.

The worldwide survey, carried out by Actian, polled 918 organizations. Respondents included BI power users, managers and executives, 74 percent of which have BI implementations. The poll found that 76 percent of respondents with BI solutions available to them recorded use at just five percent of their time or less.

Users cited a range of reasons for lack of use, including non-intuitive design, a mismatch of output data to business needs as well as the inability to take action based on reports. In addition, 69 percent of respondents wanted access to BI on their mobile devices, claiming that such functionality would be useful or very useful. More than three quarters (76.2 percent) wanted users to have the ability to set event triggers based on real time data analytics – something that to date has not been available, especially within the confines of the enterprise.

“These results will come as no surprise to anyone who has worked in the data analytics space over the past couple of years,” said Steve Shine, CEO, Actian. “Our customers regularly report on the stagnation of BI, as well as an inability to keep pace with the consumer technology that users enjoy in their personal lives. As data management becomes one of the key opportunities for companies to create competitive differentiation, Actian is connecting the gap between big data analytics and consumer style apps to bring action to BI.”

Actian’s Cloud Action Platform and Action AppsIn September, Actian announced plans to launch a Cloud Action Platform to make it easy for any business user to create Action Apps – lightweight consumer-like applications that automate business actions from insights and real-time changes in data. Using the Action Methodology Developers will be able to use the Cloud Action Platform to create Action Apps in three easy steps:

– Set “Action Probes” to watch and analyze data from a variety of data sources

– Define “Action Triggers” for priority data events and thresholds

– Automatically deliver “Actions” when events occur

“Actian’s Cloud Action Platform and Action Apps have the potential to change the way BI and Big Data Analytics applications are deployed,” said Robin Bloor, Ph.D. and founder of The Bloor Group. “These products target BI users in their specific context and can provide automated reactions.”

According to Bloor’s white paper, Actian closes the gap between insight and action in a way that allows BI users to set automated actions for discoveries in the vast amount of data that simply passes by without being leveraged by an organization. Today, business opportunities are simply missed because insights gained from data could not be put into action quickly enough.

In addition, mobile computing offers a huge opportunity for the Cloud Action Platform. While most current BI tools aren’t built to incorporate data from mobile devices or interact with them, Actian’s technology will make it possible to know the users’s context and provide an appropriate response. For example, a doctor using an iPad could be automatically provided with a specific patient’s entire medical chart, including medical history, imaging and treatment details just as they enter the patient’s room.

Build Action Apps TodayThe Cloud Action Platform can be deployed both as a SaaS environment hosted in a public cloud, and also for deployment on a customer’s own premises in a private cloud. This flexibility provides for very rapid adoption while still delivering security and performance to meet a wide range of business needs.

Many Action Apps will need to trigger probes from existing Enterprise systems, so Actian has created a robust, four-stage, Action Methodology for delivering this integration rapidly, building on its extensive data management and system integration experience. Use of this method, together with the pre-built components contained within the platform and virtual elimination of custom coding for many scenarios delivers an incredibly rapid Return on Investment.

The whole service emphasizes record-breaking speed. The BI capabilities that the service embodies enable the analysis of large amounts of data, including social media data. New actions can be developed quickly, because the developer can be the person who needs/discovers the business insight that is to be acted upon. Additionally the whole platform is built to execute automated actions quickly and reliably.

The paper recommends that companies who implement the Cloud Action Platform and Action Apps look for opportunities within the company’s operations that might be altered to make the most of the service. According to Bloor, “it is a technology that can change the way an organization works.”

To download a copy of the Bloor White Paper, go to

About Actian: Incite ActionActian Corporation (formerly Ingres Corp.) is the first to unveil a cloud development platform for building Action Apps. Action Apps are lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data. Actian products incite action at more than 10,000 customers worldwide by driving their mission critical workloads and providing rapid action insights to their data. Actian is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Melbourne.

Actian, Cloud Action Platform, Ingres, and VectorWise are trademarks of Actian Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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Question by Metamatician: DAS, NAS, SAN – need help with increasing storage needs.?
First, a brief background. I’m only a regular guy and not a company! But I’ve been into computers all my life (since Apple II days) and worked for a decade after college in the IT field before I became disabled. Now I build PCs at home and like to try to stay up to date with ever-changing technology. Obviously, I don’t have an unlimited budget and it’s mostly a hobby, but it’s one of the things I most enjoy doing.

Ok, my question here. Lately I feel I’ve outgrown internal HDs, and that having multiple external HDs (even 1 or 2 TB models) is a bit cumbersome. I store a LOT of music, movies, television programs (mostly documentaries), and the like, in addition to my personal files like documents, programs, email, and so on. But the main space-consumer is video (Blu-ray quality or at least H.264, generally), and then audio (either Lossless or 320-bit CBR). Big libraries of video and audio chew through even large hard drives rather quickly.

Since “personal” class hard drives top out at 2TBs currently, I’ve just been adding more units… but at some point it becomes unwieldy and you run the risk of data loss with such a scheme, not to mention power management and performance. So lately I’ve been trying to learn about external boxes which house multiple drives, offer RAID 5 (say) redundancy+performance, give me the option to upgrade/expand as I go forward, and have their own power management and onboard processors to offload data management functions from my main machine, which I still use for games, the web, and productivity apps (mostly creative).

I’ve searched on terms like DAS, NAS, SAN, and so on, and I think I understand the basic players out there, in theory at least. What I don’t fully understand is what technologies/solutions are most appropriate to which price scale, and how easy or difficult they are to build and/or manage. Is it something I can keep at my home and is relatively easy to build partitions, configure RAID, replace faulty drives or PSUs? Or will it be offsite somewhere managed by a company and costing thousands of dollars?

The former is more what I’m after. I have about 10TB worth of external storage right now, but as mentioned before it’s a hodgepodge and not connected in any smart way. Backing up anything is up to me at the user level – not automated, no redundancy built in. I imagine a box of some sort which I can fill with off the shelf SATA drives from WD or Seagate, and that will power a single array which is both capacious and redundant enough to withstand drive failure. Bad drive is replaced, life goes on. Or, if I need to upgrade capacity, more OR bigger drives get inserted and the array can accommodate that dynamically.

I know I won’t have uber performance without some fiber setup or ultimate date protection without off-site hardware and fireproofing and so on, but I just can’t afford those types of “enterprise” setups. Like I said I’m a single dude just trying to manage a huge multimedia library – it’s my hobby and passion. I have a single powerful PC that I use and enough parts to make a few less-powerful ones, I use Windows 7 but I’m not stupid about Linux or any *nix, though I’m a bit out of date as I’ve not worked out in the field for approximately 6 years – a lifetime in computing, I know.

To sum up, I need to know where to start to educate myself and migrate into more robust and roomy data storage systems than what a typical PC user needs, yet I can’t afford the cost or manage the complexity of a full corporate, rack-mounted system like those I used to tend to back in the days from an IBM RS6000 running AIX and with full corporate support should I need it.

I need to be able to do this myself, to take that next step and protect my data from loss, index it for fast access, and all the rest, on not much more than a PC-user’s budget. I’d like to set things up as I said so that I can worry less about where everything is and whether it’s safe or not, and just have a relatively sizable vault of all my favorite movies, documentaries, tv shows, movies, concerts, and what have you at my fingertips, to enjoy when I want. The less fuss the better, and the cheaper the better, but NOT at the cost of compromising my data needlessly.

Sorry for such a long post but I don’t want an answer that is just a link or a wiki article about storage or something that doesn’t help me. Some actual good guides on how to proceed or answers from people who’ve made the transition I want to make are what I’m after.

Thank you very much ahead of time!

Best answer:

Answer by Dangeroo
Justin – this from my experience. I went with a NAS box made by Infrant (now owned by Netgear). At the time I made my decision, I researched the hardware that was available at the time and the ReadyNAS NV+ was superior to everything out there at the time. I believe the NV+ set the bar. It was simple, robust, had very low power consumption, and shipped with Gigabit ethernet. Beefy power supply and a durable cooling fan.

There are a good number of competitors out now, but I would make the same choice today. The ReadyNas is still made and without drives, I’ve seen new ones for as little as $ 300. Same unit I paid $ 800 for 3 years ago.

Over time, I filled up NAS box and started swapping in drives that were 30% bigger, one at a time. It is time consuming and I wish I would have opted for an even bigger drive. This box WILL work with different size and brand drives, though I opted to keep the drives the same size and brand. Their X-Raid is pretty nice technology; very scalable. I use it with Macs, PCs and one Linux box.

The one caveat is to make sure you pick the drives from their compatibility list:

One of my brothers bought one of the cheaper knockoffs and he has had all kinds of data corruption problems.

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