Embedded Zero-Dba, Nano Footprint Database

The Actian Zen database assets and infrastructure are a single, secure, scalable Edge data management portfolio that meets the needs of on-premise, cloud, mobile and IoT application developers. Actian Zen provides persistent local and distributed data across intelligent applications deployed in enterprise, branch, and remote field environments.

Develop and deploy on Intel or ARM running Windows 10, Windows 2016 and 2019 Servers, Linux, macOS and iOS, Android, Raspbian Linux distributions, Windows IoT Core and Windows Nano Servers, and support the latest application requirements for local data and embedded analytics.

The key benefits when using Actian are:

  • Zero DBA, developer-configurable
  • NoSQL and SQL Embed or bundle with your business-critical applications
  • Cross-platform and version data portability
  • Simple upgrades
  • Backward compatibility
  • JSON, BLOB, and Time-series support

ISVs, OEMs, SIs, and Enterprises building in-house applications increasingly need to embed a data management platform to support value-added features and functionality, including end-user personalisation and multichannel context, decision support, hybrid cloud support, provisioning, management, and security and governance.

With both relational and direct data access for JSON, BLOB, and time-series data, self-tuning, reporting, data portability, exceptional reliability, easy upgrades, and backward compatibility, software developers can deliver applications at scale across on-premise data centres, hybrid cloud, branch and remote field environments.

Supported Platforms on Actian

  • Windows 11 and 10, Windows 2012, 2016, and 2019 Servers, Linux, macOS
  • Android/Android Things, iOS, Windows IoT Core & Nano Server, Raspbian Linux distributions
  • VMWare, Microsoft, and Citrix Hypervisors (Zen Cloud Server)
  • Intel x86/x64 and
  • ARM 32-bit/64-bit support
  • 2MB (client) and 30MB (Edge server) minimum installed footprints

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Actian Zen?

Actian Zen Edge Data Management is an embedded, high-performing Database Management System (DBMS). With little to no required maintenance, the platform is ideal for Edge Data Management and provides an integrated solution to a number of demanding requirements and modern challenges in data analytics and transformation.

There are a number of benefits to consider when it comes to Actian Zen. The platform includes NoSQL access for performance as well as SQL access for reporting. This provides the perfect combination of flexibility, efficiency and speed. Developers also have the opportunity to choose between several different access methods which provide direct access to important data without the need to go through a relational layer.

What is Zen database?

Also known as Actian Zen Edge Data Management, Zen Database is one of the most reliable database management systems available in today’s market. Combining NoSQL and relational access, the platform offers an ideal combination of performance and standard access.

  • Simple – All prominent embedded settings are supported by a single, secure, scalable architecture that supports concurrent read and write, NoSQL and SQL.
  • Fast – Quicker than purpose-built dashboards.
  • Secure – Offers AES 256-bit encryption for data at rest and sends that data between devices, gateways, branches and the cloud without the use of ETL.
  • Synchronised – Avoid ETL to increase speed, reduce integration costs, and eliminate security vulnerabilities between devices, gateways, branch offices, and cloud environments.

What is Actian used for?

In simple terms, Actian offers a number of different platforms and solutions that simplify how users connect, analyse and manage data, including Actian Zen Embedded Database and Avalanche Cloud Data Platform. Actian utilises enterprise-proven data integration, data analytics and data management solutions and combines it all into a flexible, integrated service that is flexible, trusted and easy to use.

What is Actian PSQL?

Actian PSQL is a low-maintenance database management system boasting high performance and heightened reliability. In recent years, the platform has evolved to deliver dynamic Vx Server and Workgroup editions that aim to keep users up-to-date with innovative capabilities. Actian PSQL is an ideal tool that can be used to boost performance through fully integrated mobile cloud computing solutions. The platform also gives businesses the opportunity to expand into global markets using high-speed reporting and data analytics solutions. Serving both traditional and virtual users alike, it retains a focus on zero DBA for ease of use and improved productivity.

Benefits include…

  • Boost database performance – Data fragmentation as a result of busy databases can slow accessibility and response times. Actian PSQL’s self-service Defragmenter lets users find fragmented files and fix them with efficiency which allows a business to maintain performance and productivity. Defragmenter also works with the database online, so users can utilise the tool without disrupting operations or customer accessibility.
  • Live migration – Hardware and configuration modifications can be made by all PSQL virtual machine users without voiding their licences, which provides increased mobility in digital environments such as the cloud.
  • Store all languages in one database – Actian PSQL offers expansive Unicode support with SQL storage which can be utilised for wide character data. Users can store data in any language in a single database, with multiple character sets in the same table, row, or column. The platform also supports ADO.NET, JDBC and ODBC SDKs as well as NCHAR, NVARCHAR and NLONGVARCHAR data types.

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