Actian, Data Transformed and Yellowfin BI Mashup Helps Kollaras Group Reap Big Data Rewards

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actian announced today that Australian liquor, hospitality and property investment company, Kollaras Group, now has access to real-time analytics; fast, simple and accurate data warehousing; and Yellowfin's sophisticated Business Intelligence (BI) platform for better insights and decision-making across its diverse business units.

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Kollaras Group, founded in 1960 and today one of the largest privately-owned liquor organizations in Australia, needed a state-of-the-art and robust Big Data platform to meet the flexible requirements of its expanding business.

Data Transformed, an Actian and Yellowfin partner and Kollaras business consulting advisor, has upgraded the Group's systems to include Actian Analytics Platform and Yellowfin BI software. Kollaras' senior management now reap the benefits of speed, accuracy and flexibility to continually add new data sources into its data warehouse.

"Management is now able to rapidly analyze the business and respond to emerging trends using real time data, whilst eliminating significant manual processes in a way that was not possible before," said Jonathon Miller, IT Manager for Kollaras Group.

Data Transformed Professional Services provided management and business process consulting as well as project managing the Actian software and Yellowfin BI implementation.

"With a complex multi-entity and multi-divisional business, getting up-to-date, accurate and integrated analytics was previously a challenge for Kollaras' management," said Daniel Cox, Chief Technology Officer of Data Transformed. "Kollaras wanted a quick and painless implementation so we knew we needed to work with a well-known, professional and established Big Data provider such as Actian."

"Actian Analytics Platform is a perfect solution for expanding businesses with a need to scale out as well as up," said Jason Leonidas, Vice President of Actian Asia Pacific. "The combination of Actian, Data Transformed and Yellowfin analytics and expertise delivers one of the fastest and most cost effective Big Data solutions available today. This makes a significant difference to a customer's bottom line."

About Kollaras Group

Kollaras is a privately owned company which operates a diverse range of businesses on the New South Wales South Coast. The group was founded by Greek immigrants John and Georgia Kollaras in 1960. Since then it has developed a rich portfolio of businesses that includes a beverage wholesale business that trades domestically and globally, a property investment arm and function centre management. For more information about Kollaras Group visit www.kollarasgroup.com.

About Data Transformed

Data Transformed Consulting Services Pty Ltd was formed to deliver Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions to organisations with best of breed software, rapid delivery phases, high performance results and low cost of entry. Data Transformed offers a fresh approach to CPM across Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Budgeting/Planning. World-class solutions include Yellowfin BI, Actian for action on Big Data, Maxiplan for budgeting and forecasting, QFire for data quality, and Bill Inmon's Textual ETL for Unstructured Data (Official Australian Distributor). For more information visit www.DataTransformed.com.au.

About Actian:  Accelerating Big Data 2.0™

Actian transforms Big Data into business value for any organization – not just the privileged few. The 21st century software architecture of the Actian Analytics Platform delivers extreme performance on off-the-shelf hardware, overcoming key technical and economic barriers to broad adoption of Big Data. Actian also makes Hadoop enterprise-grade by providing high-performance data enrichment, visual design and SQL analytics in Hadoop without the need for MapReduce skills. Among tens of thousands of organizations using Actian are innovators using analytics for competitive advantage in industries like financial services, telecommunications, digital media, healthcare and retail. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide.

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com.

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