New Infobright Release Boosts Performance up to 10X for Complex Queries
Apr 20, 2009
Company Previews Simplified Scalability Architecture
Infobright 3.1 Extends Knowledge Grid with Enhanced SQL Framework and Adds Support for the Solaris 10 Operating System
MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, SANTA CLARA, Calif. - April 20, 2009 - Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, today unveiled Infobright 3.1, the latest version of its award-winning data warehouse offering simplicity, ease of use and low total cost of ownership (TCO). The addition of the enhanced SQL Framework and support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) makes Infobright 3.1 appealing to a wider range of enterprises looking for the benefits of a feature-rich data warehouse without the high cost. Infobright has also announced the Simplified Scalability architecture, available during the fourth quarter of 2009, as an easy-to-manage alternative to other data warehouse approaches.
The new SQL Framework, included in both Infobright Enterprise Edition (IEE) and Infobright Community Edition (ICE), delivers greater than 10x query performance for complex queries by extending its patent-pending Knowledge Grid architecture to 100 additional SQL functions. Based on strong customer demand, Infobright has also added the Solaris 10 OS as a supported platform on x86-based systems for IEE. The upcoming Infobright Simplified Scalability architecture will enable IEE users to scale to 100+ TB and 100+ concurrent users, and enhance high availability with an easy-to-implement and manage solution.
"Today, a broad spectra of businesses with critical data analysis needs are looking for highly scalable data warehouse solutions that are easy to use and affordable," said Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of Intelligent Solutions. "With its upcoming Simplified Scalability architecture, Infobright satisfies these needs by leveraging the management simplicity of its SMP solution into its multi-server approach."
About Infobright 3.1
ICE and IEE offer the industry's lowest total cost of ownership and unmatched operational simplicity. The columnar database is ideal for analytics, and the self-managing Knowledge Grid architecture reduces typical implementation and ongoing management effort by up to 90 percent.
New features of Infobright 3.1 include:
- Enhanced SQL Framework - With the latest versions of IEE and ICE, nearly 100 additional SQL functions are now optimized by the Knowledge Grid, enabling up to a 10X performance boost for complex queries which heavily rely on SQL functions.
- Solaris 10 OS Support - Infobright 3.1 now supports Solaris 10 on x86 servers, allowing organizations to combine the performance and TCO benefits of IEE with the virtualization, utilization, high-availability, advanced security, and performance of the Solaris OS. The combination of IEE and Solaris 10 delivers a lower-cost, easier-to-administer solution that can be relied on to maintain high service levels.
"We continue to add features and capabilities that let more enterprises deploy Infobright at the heart of their data strategy-without taking on the onerous cost and complexity of other solutions," said Susan Davis, vice president, marketing and product management at Infobright. "This is what has driven the strong customer adoption of Infobright technology over the past 12 months, and will continue to differentiate Infobright in the market."
Simplified Scalability Architecture Preview
Available later this year, Infobright's Simplified Scalability architecture will deliver a simple approach to support large data volumes, large numbers of concurrent users and high availability. While other vendors' products require complex hardware and software configurations and management, Infobright's design is intended to deliver the simplicity of implementation and management along with the low cost provided by IEE and ICE today.
Infobright's architecture will feature pluggable extensibility, enabling servers to be easily added or removed from the configuration; near linear scalability of users and data; automatic failover to increase the availability of the environment; low effort to setup, administer and operate; and low cost as it leverages Infobright's industry-leading data compression and use of industry standard servers.
The Simplified Scalability solution is based on a peer-to-peer server architecture where each node has equivalent functionality and capability, ensuring no single point of failure. Servers use a notification protocol to manage transactions, concurrency and cache cohesiveness. All servers share a single instance of the data which reduces storage requirements and simplifies implementation and configuration. Unlike other data warehousing approaches, Infobright's architecture eliminates the need to duplicate data or transport it between nodes. Recommended storage units provide high availability, ease management and provide sophisticated backup solutions.
The solution includes a proxy server/load balancer and management services that manage server configuration, deployment and commission and decommissioning of servers, delivering on Infobright's value proposition of ease of use. The software-only solution enables deployment on a variety of servers and storage solutions include cloud deployment.
Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of self-managing data warehouse software. The critical need for business intelligence, coupled with the dramatic growth of corporate data, has outpaced IT's resources and budget within many companies. Infobright's technology solves this problem by delivering a highly scalable analytic data warehouse that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other data warehouse solutions. Infobright's solution is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, telecommunications and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit http://www.infobright.com and http://www.infobright.org.
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