WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Actian Corporation Completes Acquisition of Versant

[December 21, 2012]

Actian Corporation Completes Acquisition of Versant

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Actian Corp. ("Actian"), a leader in next generation big data management and creators of the innovative record-breaking, analytic database Vectorwise, today announced that it has completed the transaction to buy Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT), an industry leader in specialized data management. The combination of Versant's expertise in enterprise big data solutions further strengthens Actian's big data analytics offerings and extends its capabilities further into this burgeoning market.

According to Gartner, big data will drive $232 billion in IT spending through 2016. A real-time information management software provider, Versant has more than 150,000 installations, and has been a highly reliable partner for over 15 years for Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens (News - Alert), and the Financial Times as well as the US Government. Versant's leading object-oriented database coupled with Actian's existing portfolio further strengthens Actian's ability to help companies extract business value from their big data.

"We are pleased to welcome Versant to the Actian family," said Steve Shine, chief executive officer of Actian. "The completion of this transaction means that customers will now benefit from a dynamic platform of data management capabilities that enable them to extract business value from big data. Our record-breaking analytics database Vectorwise combined with Versant's existing expertise will allow us to become even more successful in meeting data analytics demands."

In the Versant press release issued upon the signing of the definitive agreement, Bernhard Woebker, president and chief executie officer of Versant stated, "The combination of Actian and Versant provides numerous synergies for data management. We are excited to join Actian in developing technology to meet the demands of the ever-growing and complex business intelligence and analytics market."

With more than 10,000 customers worldwide, Actian is a leader in helping companies analyze big data in industries ranging from retail, ecommerce, enterprise, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and social media. Having the right tools in place to derive value from massive amounts of data is becoming more and more important for companies and Actian helps solve this problem.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data

Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations. Actian helps 10,000 customers worldwide take action on their big data with Action Apps, Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

About Versant Corporation

Versant Corporation is an industry leader in building specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability, significantly cut hardware and administration costs, speed and simplify development, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in over 150,000 installations across a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, energy, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. For more than 20 years, Versant has been a trusted partner of Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson (News - Alert), Verizon, Siemens, and Financial Times, as well as the U.S. Government. For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit www.versant.com.

Versant is a registered trademark of Versant Corporation in the United States.

Forward-looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release about our expectation of future events or results constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only our beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. It is possible that our actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from our anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements. In addition, certain factors could affect the outcome of the matters described in this press release.


[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]

FOLLOW US

Featured Podcasts

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.

WEBRTC SOLUTIONS PAPERS, SLIDES, COLLATERAL

Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services


The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER

The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

Agenda:
- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER SOLUTION

Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.