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ParAccel Announces Release of ParAccel Analytic Database Version 2.5

Originally published February 22, 2010

ParAccel, Inc., provider of the record-breaking ParAccel Analytic Database (PADB) for data warehousing and analytics, recently extended its leadership in high-performance information analytics with the announcement of PADB version 2.5. The new release offers important enhancements advancing enterprise-class, government-grade analytics, and furthers ParAccel’s unmatched capacity to simplify and accelerate highly complex, queries on large data volumes. PADB 2.5 also takes the lead in bringing high-performance analytics into virtualized operating environments.     

Data-driven intelligence, automation and decision-making are increasingly becoming the foundation of how businesses compete across all industries, and ParAccel has expanded its analytics platform with feature enhancements to broaden use of ultra-performance analytics. Greater enterprise deployment flexibility, ease-of-use and advancements in analytic speed combine to make analytics more accessible to business and government functions. “Our ability to meet the demands of our customers hinges on whether the ParAccel Analytic Database can deliver fast answers to whatever question we pose. Time and again, ParAccel has exceeded our expectations by dramatically reducing the time and effort required to perform complex analyses,” said NAME, TITLE, COMPANY. “As our enterprise infrastructure evolves and our client base continues to expand, we value ParAccel as a partner that is continuing to meet our ongoing needs.” 
Intense Analytic Computations on Large Data Volumes  
PADB 2.5 extends ParAccel’s unsurpassed ability to achieve high analytic performance with minimal tuning in executing complex queries on large volumes of data. New enhancements to ParAccel’s advanced query optimizer, Omne, allow automatic de-correlation of even broader ranges of embedded sub-queries, to further simplify and accelerate the development of analytic applications. The patent-pending Omne optimizer efficiently executes complex analytics that require iterative queries and intense computations. In addition, PADB 2.5 has introduced greater intelligence to further speed and optimize disk scan performance in both standalone and SAN-attached environments, building further on the natural performance advantage of ParAccel’s columnar-store architecture.

Ultra Performance with Flash Memory
PADB 2.5 also continues ParAccel’s leadership in leveraging enterprise solid-state storage to further boost performance. ParAccel is partnering with Fusion-io, the leading provider of enterprise solid-state storage technology, to run PADB 2.5 on servers utilizing Fusion-io drives. Fusion’s ioMemory technology reads data 15 times faster than magnetic drives. The combination of Fusion-io flash technology and PADB’s advanced analytic processing architecture allows customers to do far more with fewer servers, reducing physical space requirements and consuming less power.  ParAccel recently announced a new ParAccel Analytic Appliance with an ultra-performance configuration that features Fusion-io flash technology.

“Since it first entered the market, the ParAccel Analytic Database has been unmatched in solving customers’ analytic challenges that require the highest possible speed and efficiency for complex queries against vast data volumes,” said Barry Zane, CTO and founder of ParAccel. “PADB 2.5 builds on the huge advantages of our massively parallel, columnar design with advanced query optimizer to shatter conventional limits on analytic complexity, speed and price-performance. The result is greater decision confidence and powerful leaps forward in ability to execute for companies across a wide range of industries.”      

Government-Grade, Enterprise-Class Analytics
Customers are increasingly bringing the analytic performance advantages of ParAccel into government-grade, enterprise-class data environments that demand the highest levels of security.  PADB 2.5 extends column-level encryption, enabling organizations to confidently deploy PADB into Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) compliant environments.

The ParAccel Analytic Database already supports many of the industry’s most popular ETL and BI tools via an enhanced ODBC driver, including solutions from BusinessObjects, Cognos and MicroStrategy. New updates further extend ready integration to additional best-in-class partners, including Informatica, Information Builders, and Diginome, also generally supporting heterogeneous client applications with connections to a broad range of operating systems, including Windows 32bit and 64bit, LINUX 32bit and 64bit, and AIX.

On-Demand, Virtualized Analytic Workloads
ParAccel is a leader in massively parallel scalability to allow customers to scale their analytic infrastructures across standard server environments to deal with fast-growing data volumes and meet burgeoning business application needs. PADB 2.5 continues this leadership by establishing a foundation for virtualized analytics to ensure that the scalability and flexibility of PADB is deployable in virtualized hardware environments such as those running on VMWare.

ParAccel continues to build on the advantages of server virtualization within complex analytic environments. Future PADB releases will enable fast and easy deployment of new analytic environments (e.g., data marts, sandboxes, exploration warehouses, etc.) virtually, without the traditional delays incurred in obtaining, configuring and designing new analytic platforms.

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