Actian Zen empowers IoT and embedded application developers to securely harness data

Actian, a leader in hybrid data management, cloud data warehouse, and data integration technology, announced the availability of the new Actian Zen embedded database for mobile and IoT.

Actian Zen is designed to support edge applications and analytics with a single, secure, modular and scalable platform. As data proliferates at the edge, Zen offers the ideal solution for software developers who want dedicated application data management to deliver business-critical services across a wide range of operating environments, from Android and iOS phones to medical sensors and surveillance drones.

“Mobile and IoT applications are generating massive amounts of data that need to be managed all the way from the edge to the cloud,” said Lewis Carr, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Actian. “We recognized a market need for an embedded, nano-footprint, NoSQL and SQL, multi-platform database to support a wide range of mobile and IoT applications. Zen fills that gap and enables developers to fully harness data at the edge.”

Actian Zen connects mobile and IoT devices to gateways, the cloud and traditional on-premise databases and integrates with a broad spectrum of programming languages, offering common APIs and a single database across a wide range of data types, deployment targets and projects to reduce risk and streamline operations. With Zen, enterprises never have to compromise when it comes to performance and security at the edge, on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments.

Actian Zen offers new features for mobile and IoT applications including:

  • EXIF data structure
  • JSON and BLOB support
  • Time-series data support
  • 64TB single file size
  • Quadrupled block size for faster data transfer between devices, gateways and cloud environments
  • AES 256-bit, military-grade encryption.

Actian Zen offers best-in-class performance compared with NoSQL and SQL alternatives to help developers, data scientists, IT analysts and product managers support distributed analytics, data management and integration at the edge.

Actian Zen is a zero-DBA, zero-ETL architecture that supports Microsoft Windows, Linux/embedded Linux, iOS, and Android platforms, bringing enterprise-grade database capabilities and performance to the edge on any 32/64-bit Intel or ARM platform.

“When configuring Actian Zen for mobile and IoT, we knew IoT security was the crux of data management among edge applications,” said Desmond Tan, Senior Director, Zen Engineering at Actian. “Adopting a highly secure and zero-ETL architecture is key to compliance and reducing risk. Actian Zen delivers superior encryption and security in a single, scalable, modular platform with a host of added features, providing performance and functionality not found across Edge and IoT environments yet architecturally compatible with Cloud and Data center implementation.”

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