By Ocient Staff
As Ocient builds hyperscale data solutions, we’re inspired to enable superpowers for our customers, and if there is one superpower that we want to enable, it is continuous, complex analysis of hyperscale data—the kind of data that just years ago seemed like science fiction.
It’s a superpower that almost every modern industry will soon desire. When asked how fast the volume of data managed by their organization will grow over the next 1-5 years, 97% of respondents answered “fast” to “very fast,” with 72% of C-level executives expecting the volume to grow “very fast”. These growing data sets can cause all kinds of problems, and at hyperscale, the challenges are multiplied.
Since the beginning, Ocient has set out to help solve these hyperscale problems for enterprises across the globe. As we continue to grow, it’s important that our audience learns more about the origins of Ocient and the mission and culture that drives us.
In 2022, Ocient officially came out of stealth mode with our v19 product release. Since then, a common question we have heard is: “Where does the word ‘Ocient’ come from and what does it mean?”
Firstly, let’s clarify some confusion about our name’s origins and how we pronounce it.
Ocient means “seeing all, knowing all.” It’s derived from the same root word as “omniscient.” The word omniscient combines two Latin roots: omni-, meaning “all” or “universally,” and the verb scire, meaning “to know.” You will recognize omni- as the prefix that tells all in such words as omnivorous (“eating all” or, in actual use, “eating both plants and animals”) and omnipotent (“all-powerful”).
As for the pronunciation, we have found that people commonly mispronounce the “c” in Ocient as the “c” is pronounced in “ocean”. Despite their seemingly similar spellings, the “c” in Ocient is an /s/ sound like the “c” in “city”, making the exact pronunciation [oh-see-ent]. It’s an ambitious name for an ambitious team focused on analyzing the world’s largest datasets.
Now that we have covered how to pronounce Ocient and what it means let’s get into how we take this meaning into our everyday work. Our hyperscale data solutions are underpinned by core values that embody what we stand for as individuals and as a collective. They guide how we behave daily and ensure we continuously strive to deliver our best work as a team. Below are the six core-values that contribute to our company culture:
- Leadership– Having the vision to anticipate and prepare for future directions as we set an example that motivates others
- Inclusive & Collaborative– Recognizing the value in people independent of their social grouping while valuing the collective achievements of our team
- Craft-Driven– Leveraging industry-leading experts in our areas of specialty that are delivering the best and brightest solutions for our customers, partners, and colleagues
- Customer-Focused– Relentlessly pursuing customer success, even when great effort is required
- Efficiently Effective– Focusing on delivering outsized results self-sufficiently
- Trustworthy & Ethical– Abiding to ethical business practices by operating with integrity, honesty, and transparency
These core values uphold our mission to create, advance, sell, and support the leading high-performance data platform the world uses to analyze its hyperscale data sets. This also further drives our vision of a world in which people and enterprises realize significant value by analyzing the data around them, without limits on performance, scale, or cost efficiency.
We’re a passionate group of innovators with deep experience in massive data management systems and a collective drive to help customers solve their most complex data problems. Innovation is at the core of what we do.
If you’re in need of an effective hyperscale data analytics solution on a platform that delivers, contact us today about our pilot to production solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.