Actian Launches Next-Gen Zen Embedded Database for Mobile and IoT


Actian, the leader in hybrid cloud data analytics, announced the general availability of its new Zen V15 embedded database for mobile and IoT. Actian Zen V15 addresses the demanding needs of today’s on-premise, cloud, mobile, and IoT application developers by providing persistent local and distributed data across intelligent applications deployed in enterprise, branch, and remote field environments. Actian’s Zen V15 database delivers breakthrough levels of performance and has been certified to work with the Intel OpenNESS and Smart Edge MEC platforms.

“Edge applications and devices increasingly rely on unsupervised machine learning inference at the edge to improve automation and real-time decision-making,” said Lewis Carr, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Actian. “Actian Zen V15 edge data management delivers against a broad and demanding set of requirements including leveraging a variety of hardware architectures, operating environments, networks, communications interfaces, and languages to offer comprehensive support, performance, and the flexibility modern enterprises need to stay competitive.”

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The third generation of Actian’s Zen database family, Actian Zen V15 software, connects mobile and IoT devices to gateways, the cloud, and traditional on-premise databases. The Actian Zen V15 offering is a cloud-ready edge database that embraces the cloud ecosystem, harnessing the power of advanced architecture to eliminate ETL and latency, while also reducing security risks associated with decryption and vulnerable or exposed code.

In addition, Actian’s Zen V15 database delivers breakthrough modularity and performance on IoT and mobile devices, gateways, laptops, desktops, servers, and cloud platforms, redefining modern edge computing and maintaining backward compatibility for remote and branch office environments. Customers can use Actian’s Zen database to leverage the power of 5G wireless broadband for fast and secure data processing at the edge and in the cloud.

Key benefits and features of the Actian Zen V15 database family include:

  • Third generation multi-platform mobile and IoT device support, zero-DBA, zero-ETL architecture solution for multiple modes including time-series, transactional, and document-centric.
  • Integrates with a broad spectrum of programming languages including C++, Java, and Python.
  • Offers ANSI-compliant SQL and common NoSQL APIs for a single database across a wide range of data types, deployment targets, and projects to reduce risk and streamline operations.
  • Runs in Docker containers with Kubernetes orchestration, Helm chart configuration for deployment, and supports multi-access edge computing.
  • Auditing and replication functionality via SQL can be performed in the database at the edge.
  • Delivers up to a 90 per cent increase in overall SQL query performance, zero penalty data updates, no change configuration, and extensive support for legacy file formats.
  • New time-series functionality for real-time, automatic collection, auditing, and delivery of data by mobile and IoT devices.