ParAccel 4.0 Delivers Increased Performance and Enterprise Strength for Big Data Analytics

August 8, 2012

New release supports greater sophistication, more dynamic analytics, and increased interactivity

Campbell, Calif. – August 8, 2012 – ParAccel, a leading enterprise analytics platform provider, today announced the general availability of ParAccel 4.0, extending its leadership as the most powerful analytic platform for big data. The new release builds on ParAccel’s vision and technical expertise to help organizations power high performance, interactive big data analytics with increasing speed and reliability.

Organizations are looking for ways to manage big data while making the most of their current technology investments. As a result, many have started to implement logical data warehouses or hybrid data ecosystems – architectures that allow data and workloads to migrate to the best suited platform. ParAccel Analytic Platform, with its on-demand integration modules released last month, enables organizations to implement this type of interactive environment while delivering high-performance analytics at any scale.

ParAccel 4.0 enables companies to execute analytics in dynamic and interactive environments with improved stability and performance increases of 15 percent:
•Advanced Query Optimization tracks data properties all the way through the pipeline of query processing, speeding aggregation by more than 20 times
•Interconnect Optimization includes a virtual hotwire feature that doubles data transmission throughput while using fewer CPU cycles
•Advanced I/O Optimization uses an improved pre-fetch algorithm to adapt intelligently to changing workloads resulting in consistent performance improvement
•New Hash Join Algorithms optimize the utilization of memory and dynamically change the execution strategy at run-time resulting in improved performance
•Expanded Connections now support up to 5000 simultaneous, client connections to the ParAccel Analytic Platform
•Interactive Workload Management introduces a persistent class of queries to ensure the performance of both short and long-running queries in an interactive environment
•New Vacuum capability improves the maintenance of tables with large unsorted regions and eliminates internal fragmentation with a finer-grained, dynamic segmenting and merging technique

“If you consider how analytics have traditionally been run – offline, static, standalone – there’s a large gap that needs to be filled if organizations want to meet 21st century demands,” said Chuck Berger, CEO at ParAccel. “ParAccel Analytic Platform allows data scientists and business analysts to power through increasingly complex queries on massive amounts of data, in real-time. Thousands of users can now leverage all of the data in the enterprise and beyond for the new world of analytics.”
ParAccel 4.0 also extends support for built-in functions including new window functions and improved precision for analytic execution. In addition, ParAccel continues to add more SQL functionality including the support of more efficient ways to define tables that can be reused during the execution of a query. These combined features allow larger numbers of users to execute increasing numbers of queries in a highly interactive analytic environment.

For a full list of features with descriptions, please see the ParAccel 4.0 Fact Sheet.

About ParAccel
To gain a competitive advantage in a fast paced, data-driven world, companies need immediate answers to any business question they decide to ask. As the leading analytic platform provider, ParAccel accelerates analytics and opens the door for companies to accelerate, innovate and compete. ParAccel Analytic Platform is an analytic database surrounded by extensibility and integration technology as a foundation for running big data analytics, anytime, anywhere. ParAccel’s Fortune 1000 customers, in digital media, retail, financial services, healthcare and government, are testing the bounds of unconstrained analytics with the most prolific, most powerful, most expansive analytic platform in the world. For more information please contact us at or 866-903-0335. The conversation continues on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.