April 25, 2013 - Actian Corp., a database vendor and big data management company, announced the acquisition of analytic database vendor ParAccel.

ParAccel’s massively parallel processing architecture will improve the scalability of Actian’s Vectorwise product, which is best-suited for data volumes within the range of 1 to 50 terabytes, according to comments from Actian CEO Steve Shine. Actian is positioning itself as a means to take action on big data and turn it into business value, according to the company website. The company’s big data product offerings include Vectorwise, RushAnalytics, DataCloud and Action Apps.

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