Earlier this month, Rackspace and Actian were excited to announce their entrance into the Rackspace® Hosting partner program, bringing the power and analytical performance of Vectorwise to the cloud. The new Vectorwise Cloud, which will be available this coming May, is a platform that leverages the Rackspace Cloud infrastructure and enables companies to take action on their big data without the need for complex and expensive in-house infrastructure.
With this partnership, Rackspace and Actian commit to providing the flexible, on-demand computing environments that organizations demand. It’s not enough for organizations to store their data only – they also need to be able to make sense of it. Vectorwise Cloud can now provide any business, from the smallest startup to the largest multinational corporation, with an unmatched combination of performance, flexibility and efficiency in the cloud.
What This Means For US – and Other Businesses
2012 ticks on and the economy continues to improve – sluggishly. Due to continued IT budget constrictions, many companies have limited ability to deploy complex big data management systems. These resource-demanding behemoths often provide little flexibility to meet the needs of growing datasets. In response to this, Actian’s Vectorwise Cloud offers a family of offerings – ranging from small data set sizes of 100GB to larger data sets of 10TB – which combines the flexibility of Rackspace’s on-demand infrastructure with the blazing performance and affordability of Vectorwise.
Today’s businesses can’t afford to be limited by inflexible IT budgets and infrastructures. Data is constantly moving and demands action and insight. Vectorwise addresses the market’s need for powerful and affordable data analytics solutions. Coupling that capability with Rackspace’s unparalleled flexibility and support, businesses of all sizes finally have a solution that can help meet all their big data needs.