HCL launches hybrid cloud data warehouse solution on Google Cloud

HCL launches hybrid cloud data warehouse solution on Google Cloud
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16 Sep, 2020

Information technology (IT) services firm HCL Technologies said on Wednesday it is bringing its Actian portfolio, starting with Actian Avalanche, to Google Cloud.

Actian Avalanche is a hybrid cloud data warehouse designed to power an enterprise’s operational analytics workloads. It enables a seamless path to migrate legacy data warehouses, including IBM Netezza and Oracle Exadata, to Google Cloud. 

HCL owns 80% in Actian, a Palo Alto, California based company that offers data management, integration, and analytics. 

“Bringing Actian Avalanche to Google Cloud will enable HCL’s enterprise customers to leverage the platform’s scalable, high-performance infrastructure and global network,” the company said in a statement.

Avalanche also features native integration with Google Cloud’s Looker business intelligence and analytics platform, and other popular software as a service (SaaS) and enterprise applications,  claiming it to be  a comprehensive solution which is easily deployable. 

“The integration between Google Cloud and HCL Actian Avalanche will enable customers to gain real-time insights from their operational data at a significantly lower total cost of ownership,” Raghu Chakravarthi, chief product officer of Actian said.

The Noida-based IT services company has expanded its Google Cloud solutions in the recent past. In June, HCL partnered with Google to bring its software offerings, starting with HCL Commerce, to Google Cloud. 

In 2019, HCL set up a dedicated Google Cloud business unit to accelerate global cloud adoption. The unit aims to provide expertise to enterprise customers in areas like containerisation, hybrid and multi-cloud with Anthos, compute, data and analytics, AI, ML and collaboration with G Suite. 

HCL also has three dedicated Google Cloud Native Labs in New York, London and the New Delhi area. These labs provide business-focused design workshops to engage customers, and develop intellectual property (IP) and minimum viable products (MVPs) on Google Cloud across industries efficiently.