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Actian Matrix

Actian matrix is not good for small data sets. If you have a limited data pool, or do not plan on having multiple users/clients accessing a data source, stick with a more traditional relational database model - Access for the truly small user base, or a DB2 or Oracle back end if your going to have multiple users, and moderate sized data. Actian is for LARGE data sets (Big Data, in the industry parlance). Millions of rows of data from multiple sources with various down stream systems accessing the database. It is for data analytics of large data groups and intense data mining.
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Analyza

It is well suited when you have several sources of data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Actian Matrix
Analyza
9.1
Formatting capabilities
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.9
Publish to Web
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2
Publish to PDF
Actian Matrix
Analyza
9.1
Report Versioning
Actian Matrix
Analyza
9.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Matrix
Analyza
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3
Predictive Analytics
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3

Access Control and Security

Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Matrix
Analyza
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Matrix
Analyza
9.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Matrix
Analyza
7.3

Pros

  • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
  • Excellent data compression.
  • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
  • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
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  • Easy to use
  • Focus on analyzing and not on finding and loading data
  • "One version of the truth"
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Cons

  • Dashboard for Admin instead of a linux console.
  • Admin with ability to kill inactive sessions when sessions reaches to more than allowed sessions. We ended up restarting the database.
  • Ability to easily scale up database by adding extra node.
  • Better support from Actian.
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  • I would like to have more modules. Eg. : supply chain tool.
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Usability

Actian Matrix6.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
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Support

Actian Matrix8.0
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  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
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Implementation

Actian Matrix6.0
Based on 1 answer
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
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Cognos is very expensive and needs heavy IT-team to implement it.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Analyza8.2
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Everybody sees one single version of the truth. You can easily share dashboards.
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Data Integration

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Analyza9.1
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Analyza is able to connect to all kind of data sources and to do joins.
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Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on the specific numbers, all I can say is that switching to the backend greatly improved our processing speed. The more we process through our systems, the more clients we can serve. Which should bump ROI.
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Actian Matrix Editions & Modules
Actian Matrix
Additional Pricing Details

Analyza

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$15,000*
1.  per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
Analyza Editions & Modules
Analyza
On-premise Edition
Analyza Standalone
$15,0001
1. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
SaaS Edition
Analyza Cloud
$15,0001
1. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
Additional Pricing Details
The On-Premise or SaaS solutions are the same price; we provide a dedicated machine or virtual machine for both. For 10 users, the budget is from $15,000 to $90,000 for a full Business Intelligence solution (including licenses and maintenance for 3 years). The installation and configuration cost depends on customer's data architecture, volume and number of sources. It also depends on customizations required (i.e.: exporting pixel to pixel PDF files to a SharePoint platform).