Analysis Software that Accelerates Time to Value

Actian Big Data and Analytics Products

Actian data processing & analysis software is designed to make analysis projects faster to develop, faster to execute, and faster to deliver solid business value.  We believe that speed to value is the missing link in most analysis software. Lots of products advertise fast data crunching, but rapid model prototyping and iteration are even more essential to getting the best answers than final execution speed. Getting the accurate answers you need when you really need them is the key.

Actian DataRush: Speeds development, deployment and processing rate of parallel applications

What is it?

Actian DataRush is the underlying engine that drives the extraordinary development and performance speed that differentiates Actian big data analytics products and custom-made solutions. It is a development framework for creating and powering parallel and distributed applications.

What is it for? 

Actian DataRush is for developing and powering parallel applications that process massive amounts of data at extremely high speeds, either on multicore servers, or on distributed clusters of computers, such as Hadoop style implementations.

Who uses it? 

Actian DataRush is intended for use by developers familiar with JVM-based programming languages - Java, Scala, Jython, JRuby, Groovy, etc.

DataRush also has a very easy to use Javascript interface with code completion that provides data scientists with the ability to quickly and easily create and customize  analysis algorithms.

What makes it cool?

Just a few key points:

  • Hides the complexity of parallel application development - so development time is cut in half or less over MapReduce.
  • Automatically detects hardware resources available - so DataRush applications scale without re-work, saving deployment time, and future-proofing applications
  • Divides workflows at runtime - so it gets every ounce of processing power out of even inexpensive hardware 
  • Uses horizontal, vertical, and pipeline paralelization - so execution is unbelievably fast (Performance Metrics)

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Actian RushAnalytics: High Performance End-to-End Data Access, Preparation, Analysis and Reporting

What is it?

Actian RushAnalytics is a visual end-to-end data preparation and analytics model development and execution platform. It consists of KNIME data mining platform plus the Actian DataRush analytics engine for execution and extensibility, and DataRush-based high performance parallel operators.

What is it for? 

RushAnalytics is for creating data preparation and analytics models, testing them, iterating to refine them, and executing them, all in a visual interface. It includes drag and drop operators for data access, data profiling, data cleansing, sorting, joining, aggregation, classification, machine learning and more, all optimized for distributed, high performance execution to process extremely large datasets. 

Who uses it? 

Actian RushAnalytics is used by data analysts, data scientists, business analysts and any other expert in data mining and predictive analytics. It can also be used by developers as a point and click interface for Actian DataRush, but is intended for data experts, rather than programmers.

What makes it cool?

Just a few key points:

  • Visual point, click, configure interface - so model development is fast and easy, and can be done by data experts, not just developers
  • Parallel execution optimized operators, including machine learning algorithms - so analytics processes can be tested and iterated as many times as needed to refine them, and executed in a few hours or minutes, not days
  • Powered by Actian DataRush analytics engine - so models auto-scale to any environment, cutting deployment time to minutes; future-proofing your models; and making execution time on inexpensive hardware unbelievably fast (Performance Metrics)
  • Includes R and Weka plug-ins and PMML import and export - so it integrates quickly and easily with your existing analytics work

One more thing:

Actian RushAnalytics comes in a Desktop edition, a free development only edition, and an enterprise edition that supports cluster deployment.

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Actian RushLoader for Hadoop - Fast Visual Data Loading - FREE!

What is it?

Actian RushLoader for Hadoop is a very simple, visual interface, based on KNIME, powered by the Pervasive DataRush analytics engine for extremely high speed parallel data loads into Hadoop. It is essentially a subset of Actian RushAnalytics capability available for FREE.

What is it for? 

Actian RushLoader for Hadoop is for high speed parallel loading of data into HDFS or HBase from text, relational databases, log files and more.

Who uses it? 

Actian RushLoader for Hadoop is used by data analysts, data scientists, business analysts and anyone else who feels like slamming a whole lot of data into Hadoop.

What makes it cool?

Just a few key points:

  • Visual point, click, configure interface - fast and easy, and can be used by data experts, or anyone with a mouse, not just developers
  • Accesses data from a variety of data sources - standard RDBMS, text files from any file system including Amazon S3, ARFF formats, log files, etc.
  • Powered by Pervasive DataRush analytics engine - so data loads auto-scale to any environment and execution time on inexpensive hardware is unbelievably, ridiculously, mind-blowingly fast (Performance Metrics) Yeah. That fast.
  • FREE!! - as in, it doesn't cost anything. Nada. Nothing. No cost. Keep your money, and buy a few more nodes for your cluster.

One more thing:

If you need to do more with your data than just load it, like join, sort, cleanse, profile, or even maybe analyze it, then you probably want to check out Actian RushAnalytics.

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Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME: Accelerates KNIME data mining work flows

What is it?

Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME is a tightly integrated Actian DataRush plug-in for KNIME that accelerates the execution speed of KNIME workflows. Actian DataRush is the world’s fastest compute engine for commodity hardware and big data clusters.  KNIME is the #1 customer satisfaction ranked open source data mining platform in the world, with thousands of data prep and analytics functions. 

What is it for? 

Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME is for making KNIME workflows execute faster. Workflows created in KNIME with DataRush enabled flowable nodes can now process data 2-10 times faster on the same hardware. 

Who uses it? 

Thousands of data analysts use KNIME for every type of analytics, from the most basic scoring to the most sophisticated machine learning and complex object analytics. Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME is used by KNIME users who wish to increase execution speed, and reduce iteration wait time on their existing KNIME workflows that use KNIME operators and other partner and community created operators that are not created by Actian.

 (Execution can be increased as much as 100X by re-creating workflows using Actian parallel optimized operators available in Actian RushAnalytics for KNIME. See a comparison of KNIME, Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME, and Actian RushAnalytics for KNIME)

What makes it cool?

Just a few key points:

  • 2-10X speed increase without changing workflows - so iteration and execution time is vastly reduced
  • Easy implementation with a few mouse clicks - so acceleration benefit is quick and easy to get
  • Data flow data processing, rather than serial - so data sets that used to be prohibitively large become accessible and data sets that used to require sampling can now be more fully analyzed.

One more thing:

Actian RushAccelerator for KNIME comes in a Desktop edition, a free development only edition, and an enterprise edition that supports cluster execution.

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Accelerating the data analysis process

Get it faster - Broad parallel access to a variety of data including SQL databases, NOSQL & Hadoop 

Prepare it faster - parallel operators for profiling, de-duplication, joining, grouping, sorting etc 

Design it faster - point and click design interface for analytics model design, no coding

Deploy it faster - automatic scaling means design once, deploy anywhere in minutes, not months

Execute it faster - unmatched parallel and distributed processing engine

Get better results faster - Models can be rapidly tested, iterated and refined giving more accurate results in less time.

And don't break the bank doing it.  

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"Many companies touch on part of what Pervasive does, but few can match its performance, scalability and ease of use when it comes to processing large volumes of data." 

Krishna Roy
Analyst, BI and Analytics
451 Research

Accelerating Big Data 2.0™