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Volt Active Data Adds Geospatial Query Support to Industry’s Most Innovative Fast Data Platform

BEDFORD, Mass. – Jan. 27, 2016 – Volt Active Data, the only purpose-built database for fast data applications, today announced the availability of its newest release, Volt Active Data v6.0. The game-changing combination of the world’s fastest operational database with fast data ingest/export, now with geospatial support, meets the needs of businesses bringing next-gen applications to market.

Volt Active Data makes next-gen business applications smarter and faster while simplifying system architecture to accelerate time to value. These applications process hundreds of thousands to millions of interactions with mobile subscribers per second; determine when to make in-game offers to MMPG (massively multiplayer playing game) players; compute, track and display real-time, regulated pricing and purchase data for broker-trader firms; serve the right ad, at the right time, to the right consumer while managing ad-spend budgets; and make decisions at millisecond speed for utilities determining electric-grid supply allocation and pricing. Applications powered by Volt Active Data are prevalent in the mobile, media, Internet of Things (IoT), digital advertising and financial verticals.

“Combining the exact location of a customer, employee or asset with real-time intelligence provides organizations with a competitive advantage. Businesses can deliver micro-personalized offers that deepen customer relationships and make operational decisions that maximize efficiency,” said Jason Stamper, analyst, data management and analytics, 451 Research. “By combining geospatial with fast data, Volt Active Data is enabling organizations to maximize the value of real-time data streams that now include location, turning insights into actions that drive business growth.”

Version 6.0 builds on Volt Active Data’s in-memory massively parallel database architecture that scales transactions and analytics linearly while maintaining data consistency and high availability. Key new features include:

  • Geospatial query support for applications that rely on location for social and commercial interactions, e.g. real-time ride-sharing, IoT sensor data management, digital ad delivery, content delivery, geofencing applications and social media monitoring;
  • Improved fast data ingestion and export connections to broaden support for the Hadoop ecosystem, including enhanced, built-in Kafka importers to simplify and speed application development and improve overall system reliability and improved Elasticsearch exporters to enable extensive full-text searches on processed data in a Volt Active Data cluster.
  • Cross data center “active/active” replication to improve availability and disaster recovery while increasing application performance for geographically-distributed workloads, essential in the telecommunications industry and other verticals where globally-deployed applications must be supported in multiple datacenters;
  • Simpler, faster deployment via improved management and usability with the Volt Active Data Management Center, including enhancements to cluster administration, workload balancing and monitoring.

Volt Active Data Version 6.0 is the industry’s only fast data system to provide a transactional low latency/high throughput database to add immediate business value to today’s global fast data applications. From transactional applications requiring real-time responses and data consistency to stream processing applications that require per-event decisions, Volt Active Data v6.0 is the only platform that combines ingestion, speed, robustness and strong consistency to transform fast data applications with capabilities not available with alternative technologies.

“Speed, relevance and location-awareness are imperative to dominate mobile advertising,” said Dan Khasis, VP Data and Analytics, Airpush. “Prior to v6.0, geospatial targeting was a big mess because there was a lot of computational overhead related to point-in-polygon evaluation. Because ultra-low latency is so critical to us, we can now pursue new initiatives and offer advertisers the ability to reach hundreds of millions of our mobile users in really interesting and unprecedented ways. In addition, the reduction in memory utilization and compute cycles will permit us to further reduce ad-serving costs by about 80 percent. With Volt Active Data, we have instant visibility into critical metrics that help run our business, and no longer encounter replication outages like we used to with other OLTP vendors.”

“Volt Active Data enables enterprises to realize exceptional results that simply aren’t achievable with other technologies,” said Bruce Reading, president and CEO of Volt Active Data. “With Volt Active Data v6.0, we have extended the capabilities of the industry’s fastest in-memory operational database with geospatial query support, cross datacenter replication and improved import and export capabilities. We’ve partnered with global organizations to transform their businesses with fast data applications that are smarter, faster and more interactive. Our customers count on us to provide the tools they need to build applications that are correct, fast and simple, enabling enterprises to quickly extract value from their real-time data.”

For more information on the new features and enhancements in the Volt Active Data Version 6.0 fast data platform, please visit: https://www.voltactivedata.com/capabilities/


The latest version of Volt Active Data is currently available for immediate download here. For more information or to request a quote, please contact sales@voltactivedata.com.

About Volt Active Data

Volt Active Data makes business applications smarter and faster while simplifying system architecture. The industry’s only purpose-built database for fast data, Volt Active Data’s in-memory operational database is the world’s leading platform for building fast data applications on a massively parallel, elastic scale-out architecture that runs on commodity hardware.

Customers use Volt Active Data to build applications that make immediate, per-event, context-aware decisions with the interactivity of SQL and transactional guarantees that always produce correct results. Volt Active Data transforms mission-critical applications, enabling new levels of features, functionality and performance that deliver superior business value in a wide range of business verticals, including mobile, financial services, IoT, energy, advertising, and security industries. Volt Active Data is privately held with offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Santa Clara, California.