Actian to sponsor Yellowfin’s Think Tank 2014 Business Intelligence conference

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Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the Big Data Analytics platform software company, has announced its Platinum sponsorship of Think Tank 2014.

Yellowfin: Making Business Intelligence easy

Together, Actian and Yellowfin are addressing that market demand by making BI faster and easier

Think Tank is Yellowfin’s annual Business Intelligence (BI) conference. Yellowfin is a global BI and analytics software vendor. Think Tank 2014 – to be held in Melbourne, Australia (Yellowfin’s international headquarters) – will run across Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May 2014.

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“We’re thrilled that Actian have come on board as official Think Tank 2014 sponsors,” said Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie. “We’ve built a strong relationship with Actian over a number of years, and we think that it’s fitting that, as a true innovator and market leader, they’re supporting Think Tank 2014 – an event centered on exploring inventive new ways to address modern business analytics challenges and opportunities.”

Jason Leonidas, APAC VP Sales and Services for Actian Corporation, said that Actian and Yellowfin’s complementary products and market ambitions made getting behind Think Tank 2014 an obvious decision.

“Yellowfin, like Actian, understand where the business analytics industry is heading,” said Leonidas. “The future of the BI industry is about making analytical information available as quickly as possible, to an increasingly diverse and large number of users. Together, Actian and Yellowfin are addressing that market demand by making BI faster and easier.”

Actian Marketing Manager for APAC, John Ryan, will also be making two presentations at Think Tank 2014. Ryan’s first Trends in Big Data & Analytics presentation will explore how Big Data is shifting “from a laboratory experiment to creating business value”. Ryan’s second Big Data Analytics: Customer stories presentation will include an interactive demonstration that shows attendees “how fast and easy it can be to connect to Hadoop, or any other system, then transform, move and analyze data in seconds – with no coding”.

Think Tank 2014 will comprise over 30 sessions, encompassing keynote, big picture, use case, industry trend, best practice and technical presentations.

Yellowfin’s global 2014 Think Tank conference will be held throughout Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May at the Melbourne Conference & Training Center (1/477 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia).

For more information, and to register, go here:


About Actian: Accelerating Big Data 2.0™

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organization – not just the privileged few. Actian provides transformational business value by delivering actionable insights into new sources of revenue, business opportunities, and ways of mitigating risk with high-performance in-database analytics complemented with extensive connectivity and data preparation.

The 21st century software architecture of the Actian Analytics Platform delivers extreme performance on off-the-shelf hardware, overcoming key technical and economic barriers to broad adoption of Big Data. Actian also makes Hadoop enterprise-grade by providing high-performance data enrichment, visual design and SQL analytics on Hadoop without the need for MapReduce skills.

Among tens of thousands of organizations using Actian are innovators using analytics for competitive advantage in industries like financial services, telecommunications, digital media, healthcare and retail. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide. Stay connected with Actian Corporation at or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit

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For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

  •     John Ryan, Marketing Manager APAC, Actian Corporation on +61 (0)3 8530 1722, +61 (0)422 463 859 or john.ryan(at)actian(dot)com
  •     Lachlan James, Communications Manager, Yellowfin on +61 (0)3 8617 4954, +61 (0)431 835 658 or lachlan.james(at)yellowfin(dot)bi

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