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PBS Software announces PBS Nearline Storage solution with Actian Vectorwise

Langen and Bensheim, Germany - November 20, 2012: PBS Software GmbH and Actian Corporation today announced their newly formed agreement to bring the power of Actian's record-breaking analytic database, Vectorwise, to PBS nearline storage solutions.

A pioneer in using column-based database technology to enable Information Lifecycle Management in SAP environments, PBS Software offers nearline storage solutions for SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and ERP installations. PBS solutions help SAP users to process large and complex data volumes by compressing and storing lesser-used data sets in column-based database architectures in order to free up SAP applications considerably. Thanks to column-based database technology, users have fast access to nearline stored data in order to conduct adhoc analyses. Working with Actian, PBS nearline storage solutions are now also available by using Actian Vectorwise as the column-based database server.

Actian Vectorwise is a relational, column-based database that has been developed specifically to meet the demands of BI, reporting and analytics. The database works at the CPU level to offer significantly faster database query response times and loading processes. Vectorwise satisfies analytic queries with significantly fewer resources, runs on standard hardware and is suited to processing and analyzing very large data volumes cost-effectively. As a result, many internet-based companies and data-centric organizations have successfully implemented Vectorwise.

"With regards to performance, Vectorwise not only competes with well-known database brands but even leaves them standing. Based on feedback from our customers and partners, the database gives organizations the ability to satisfy large numbers of analytic queries concurrently and benefit from higher performance levels by leveraging the latest performance features in modern CPUs. As a result, the database is the ideal solution for fast adhoc analytics and reporting," said Dr. Marcus Menzel, country manager CEMEA at Actian Germany GmbH.

"We are delighted to bring the advantages of Actian Vectorwise to our customers through our nearline solutions for SAP BW and ERP. We are delighted to help and support any organization that would like to test our software solutions together with Vectorwise," said Günther Reichling, founder and managing director at PBS Software.

About Actian: Take Action on Big Data
Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations. Actian helps 10,000 customers worldwide take action on their big data with Action Apps, Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Actian, Cloud Action Platform, Action Apps, Ingres and Vectorwise are trademarks of Actian Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

About PBS Software GmbH
PBS Software GmbH is a leading provider of SAP add-on software in the field of data archiving, extraction and storage as well as system decommissioning, and has over 20 years experience and know-how on complex, integrated data access for archived SAP data. PBS specializes in software development and its partners deliver consulting and sales support worldwide.

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