The need for speedy advanced analytics sees EXASOL’s in-memory analytic database grab more market share across the globe

London, 14 June 2016: EXASOL, provider of the world’s fastest and most cost-effective in-memory analytic database, continues to gain ground across the globe with significant new partnerships in EMEA, APAC and the US. This highlights the appetite for advanced data analytics across the globe as data moves to a strategic and competitive advantage for businesses.
Increasingly, businesses are turning to data to help predict industry trends, drive growth and make better business decisions. EXASOL is built from the ground-up to provide data-driven companies with the performance and scalability required for advanced analytics. By selecting EXASOL, organisations are able to improve business operations, accelerate customer acquisition rates and strengthen customer relationships.


Over the past 12 months, EXASOL has seen enormous growth. In 2015 alone, customer adoption rate grew by 41% YOY and the company now serves over 100 customers in 16 countries. In addition, the growth and momentum of EXASOL was once again recognised by leading analyst firm, Gartner Inc, by placing the company in its best positioning ever in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics*, authored by analysts Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali.

Key new partners who are working with EXASOL to help businesses speed up their data analytics in the UKinclude:

  • VPT (UK): Based in the UK, VPT is an innovative big data consultancy and provider of multi-terabyte Analytics-as-a-Service solutions.
  • Javelin Group (UK): A retail strategy consulting and digital transformation service, Javelin Group, part of Accenture Strategy, provides strategy consulting and digital transformation services to the world’s leading retailers and consumer brands.

In global markets, EXASOL’s new partners include:

Aaron Auld, EXASOL’s CEO comments: “EXASOL has been included in the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics report for the fifth time. We believe our vision and our execution are valued with increasing positivity, and customer feedback tells us that we are the right track for even further growth. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and we ensure that they benefit accordingly from an analytic database that helps them to protect their investment, allows them to build new services and also become innovators in their organisations.”

Birst partnership

In December 2015, Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics, formed a strategic partnership with EXASOL to deliver ground-breaking, enterprise-calibre performance and scalability that is optimized for Birst’s Networked BI. The new partnership saw Birst embed EXASOL so enterprises can benefit from high levels of performance and scale against complex data sets and large global user populations, while also maintaining data consistency and trust.

Product showcase - EXASOL in my pocket

EXASOL recently showcased the fastest ever pocketable database using a four-inch square Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) device that is capable of querying hundreds of millions of rows in real-time.

Atheon Analytics, the specialist retail analytics consultancy working with some of the UK’s largest retailers and suppliers, has developed the EXASOL-in-my-pocket device to power its proof-of-concept data visualisations.

By bringing their own server in such a compact package, they are able to run a far more efficient and accurate proof-of-concept (PoC) for customers without relying on the customer’s internet connection or external data centres. More data can be brought to their visualisations and demonstrated at the client site allowing them to create better PoCs. Additionally, by running the full EXASOL database it takes no further effort to scale up to a multi-node EXASOL cluster.

Tableau Cloud

Users of EXASOL have been used to connecting their in-memory database instance to Tableau’s front-end data visualisation technology for some time in order to bring their data to life. Now users can also avail themselves of the power of EXASOL with Tableau Online, Tableau’s hosted version of Tableau Server.

Tableau Online is Tableau’s SaaS-based cloud analytics offering that allows users to publish and share insights in the cloud without the need to spend time and resources on hardware and maintaining software releases. Live connections can be maintained with a number of data sources, including EXASOL’s fast in-memory analytic database from version 4.2 onwards. As a result, users can now add an extra layer of in-memory performance to their SaaS-based analytics.

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics, Analysts Mark A. Beyer and Roxane Edjlali, published 25 February 2016, is available for purchase at


EXASOL is passionate about helping companies to run their businesses smarter and drive profit by analyzing data and information at unprecedented speeds. The company develops the world's fastest database for analytics and data warehousing and offers first-class know-how and expertise in data insight and analytics. The in-memory analytic database is the first database to combine in-memory, columnar compression and massively parallel processing, and is proven to be the world's FASTEST, topping the list in the TPC-H Benchmark tests for performance. Companies that depend on EXASOL to analyze their data in real-time include Adidas Group, GfK, IMS Health, King, Olympus, MyThings, Sony Music and Xing. Follow EXASOL on Twitter at @EXASOLAG.

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