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Appian and Zoomdata Partner to Drive Agile Business Action from Big Data Insights

Appian Contributor
August 18, 2015

Seamless Integration of BPM-based Application Platform with Advanced Visual Analytics

RESTON, Va.—August 18, 2015—Appian, provider of the leading BPM-based application platform, and Zoomdata, developer of the world’s fastest visual analytics solution for big data, today announced a strategic technology integration and business partnership. Integration of the Appian and Zoomdata platforms extends Appian’s powerful business process engine with Zoomdata’s advanced big data business intelligence and visual analytics in a seamless user experience to drive rapid business action from real-time data. To see a video demo of Zoomdata in action with Appian’s BPM platform, visit

Appian’s industry-leading business process management engine turns the intelligence gleaned from Zoomdata into instant business action that can be initiated and monitored from desktop and mobile devices. The measurable results include faster insights, smarter decisions, and a more agile and responsive business. For example, identifying correlations between large sets of customer satisfaction variables, and enabling rapid responsive business process decisions and execution based on those analytical visualizations, is vital to avoiding lost revenue and reducing customer churn.

“The combination of Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) has long been understood as a compelling method of Business Process Optimization,” said Krishna Roy, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “Extending this capability to include visual analytics across the increasing variety, velocity and volume of business data means organizations can gain an ever greater level of insight while leveraging their Big Data assets in new and compelling ways.”

Appian provides detailed analytics and flexible reporting across all process and business data that flows through the Appian platform. For industries dealing with massive mixes of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, Zoomdata provides the fastest and easiest way to uncover patterns, correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful business information. Zoomdata renders big data into compelling visual views within seconds, tapping directly into both historical and real-time data across both legacy and modern data stores. The company’s powerful micro-query architecture delivers immediate results to users, while its unique data sharpening technology provides an instant visualization of those results. Then it continuously updates the visualization through stream processing of additional micro-queries until the data fully sharpens. Because Zoomdata has a stream processing engine at its core, it can also seamlessly analyze real-time as well as historical data.

“Today’s global organizations are challenged to take advantage of real-time data from the new class of big data stores and streaming architectures within their business processes,” said Justin Langseth, CEO and Founder at Zoomdata. “By embedding Zoomdata for fast exploration and visualization across both real-time and legacy data sources, Appian is allowing its customer to dramatically increase the speed of refining business operations based on real-time information.”

The integration uses Appian’s unique SAIL technology for responsive user interfaces, embedding SAIL directly in Zoomdata’s interface for a seamless and consistent experience for customers of both companies. The Appian platform integrates business process, data management, enterprise mobility, social collaboration, and flexible on-premise/cloud hosting to accelerate the creation, delivery, and adoption of powerful enterprise applications. Industry leaders around the globe use Appian to sense change and opportunity and respond more quickly than the competition. Appian applications are flexible enough to allow constant re-invention, while powerful enough to drive growth and preserve a company’s competitive advantage.

“Bringing Zoomdata’s cutting-edge BI and visual analytics capabilities to Appian enhances the process intelligence our platform can deliver to customers in areas like insurance fraud detection, financial services anti-money laundering, retail cross-sell/up-sell, and other Big Data use cases,” said Malcolm Ross, Vice President of Product at Appian. “Our companies share a common appreciation for innovation, and we look forward to a long relationship.”

The Appian/Zoomdata integration is available now. Both companies are actively co-selling across industries including financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, and more.

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