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October 01, 2012

Actian Corporation Launches Vectorwise in South Africa, Inks Deal with SlipstreamBI

The continued data explosion is affecting African businesses as much as anywhere else in the world. As more information is created, the ability to mine, analyze and make sense of it is becoming more crucial. Actian Corporation, the real-time information management company, is responding to the increase in data requirements by launching its analytic database platform, Vectorwise in the South African market.

Along with this launch, Actian has also signed a reseller agreement with SlipstreamBI, a provider of BI solutions in the South African market, allowing the company to be the first reseller in South Africa to market and provide services of the analytic database.

 “With SlipstreamBI, we have found a partner that will help us take that message to businesses in the African continent, allowing them to reap the rewards of high-speed analytics and business intelligence. We look forward to working closely with SlipstreamBI to support them in their work to help African businesses derive value from big data and get a competitive advantage that will get them ahead of the game in their vertical markets,” Geoffrey Sheppard, vice president of Sales, EMEA at Actian said in a statement.

Actian Corporation’s new relationship with SlipstreamBI will give it unfounded access to the South African market and also allow it to target a new set of customers who need more value from their operational and customer information in an easy and affordable manner.

SlipstreamBI will offer a comprehensive reporting and analytic solution that can be utilized by companies in multiple verticals that range from retail to telco, healthcare to utilities e-commerce and information service providers.

 “SlipstreamBI’s goal is to offer the market high-end, analytical capabilities at a cost advantage over traditional technologies,” added Andrew Milner, chief technologist at SlipstreamBI. “We believe that the combination of Tableau with its rapid deployment cycles and the speed and cost per query advantages of Vectorwise gives us a very compelling offering that can out-compete most other reporting and analytical database technologies in deployment speed, simplicity and in total cost of ownership.”

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