Actian X is a hybrid database that combines what used to be known as Ingres and what was previously VectorWise. It is SMP based with parallel processing of the data based on a configurable number of CPUs.
Ingres has a long-established pedigree for supporting mission critical transactional environments, while VectorWise has proven high-performance characteristics in supporting analytics, so we have no question marks over the performance and capabilities of the two acting in combination. And the integration tools and other functions provided by Actian are attractive. For existing Ingres users wanting to add analytic capabilities to their existing environment, Actian X is an obvious choice.