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Actian Vectorwise & FlyingBinary Unlock Big Data Analytics for U.K. National & Local Government

Availability of record-breaking analytic database in the CloudStore ensures simplified & agile access to business intelligence

London, UK - November 8, 2012: Actian Corporation and its reseller partner, FlyingBinary today announced the availability of the record-breaking analytic database, Actian Vectorwise in the UK Government G-cloud initiative, known as the CloudStore. FlyingBinary will integrate Actian Vectorwise with Tableau's data visualization capabilities in a cutting-edge, comprehensive business analytic solution that will enable national and local government to take advantage of a best-in-class analytics platform without going through a lengthy procurement process.

The G-Cloud initiative has been adopted by the UK government to streamline public sector procurement of IT products and services. The aim is to provide access to systems that are flexible and responsive to demand, deliver faster business benefits and reduce cost. FlyingBinary is one the small and medium enterprise (SME) providers awarded a framework agreement for the extension of existing G-Cloud services.

"The recent technological advancement in storing and analysing data represents a unique opportunity for government agencies and departments to draw insight from the wealth of information at their disposal," commented Jacqui Taylor, CEO of FlyingBinary. "Analysis from this information can be used to increase efficiencies and avoid duplication of efforts. The provision of a powerful analytic solution combining the fast Vectorwise analytic database along with Tableau's data visualization capabilities in the CloudStore will enable government departments all across the country to take advantage of cloud-based, cost-effective and high performance business intelligence, analytics and reporting."

"Actian Vectorwise is increasingly the analytic database of choice for savvy data-centric organizations," said Steve Shine, CEO of Actian. "Government departments have their hands full ensuring the nation is running smoothing without getting caught up in lengthy procurement cycles. Actian Vectorwise's availability in the CloudStore eliminates onerous procurement procedures; it ensures that public sector organizations have easy access to quick business analytics leaving the government free to get on with its core job keeping nation ticking."

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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 FlyingBinary
FlyingBinary provides disruptive analytics and cloud computing solutions and services. The company founders have over 40 years experience of delivering large scale programmes in both the public and private sectors, and created the company in 2009 to provide a lightning rod for organisations wishing to engage with best of breed new technologies. FlyingBinary champions the business user, and is unrelenting in the quest for rapid, agile business value.

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