Actian Zen is a multiplatform, embeddable database for self-managed, small-footprint environments that was developed over more than a decade from a group of technologies created and acquired by Actian, a Silicon Valley-based maker of data management, analytics, and integration products.
Actian Zen database family is the most reliable, small-footprint, low-maintenance, high-performance database management system (DBMS) in the world, purpose-built for Edge data management – whether in the Cloud, remote and branch offices or in Mobile and IoT settings.
Previously known under other names such as Actian PSQL, Pervasive PSQL, and Btrieve, Actian Zen was released in 2017 to underscore its essential relationship with developers facing the unique challenges for creating applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing.
What really stands out in this release is the complete cross-platform capability. Actian has succeeded in taking their best-of-breed database solution to every popular platform in use today, allowing scalability from smartphones and tablets (Zen Core, on Android and iOS) to edge computing devices (Zen Edge, on Raspberry Pi and Windows IoT Server, with more to follow) to desktop computers (Zen Workgroup on Windows) to networked and cloud servers (Zen Enterprise Server and Zen Cloud Server) and complete hosted SaaS environments (Zen Cloud Server).