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Steve Dodge
Real User
Senior System Architect - Resiliency Engineering at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 05 2017

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature was the use of a columnar database for large, ever-growing, big datasets. It also have very amazing smart grid query feature for very fast aggregate… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When working properly, the ability to continually insert large datasets, millions of records per minute, while simultaneously querying the same data tables, was very… more»

What needs improvement?

This version of Infobright has zero support for distributed scalability. The internal smart grid employed for each table has a major flaw in that the data size cannot be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our pricing was based on server instances and it was actually very cheap compared to Oracle. I guess you get what you pay for.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Infobright database employed as part of a new new Greenfield product we were building. We tried several times to migrate to a different solution. We were successful in… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not use the Infobright IEE database. It is a fast, standalone columnar database masquerading as a big data solution. If you need a real big data solution, look for a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I inherited this product when I came on board. I was told by a well respected "database architect" in the company that this product could handle everything and we were… more»
Cas Apanowicz
Real User
Big Data & Business Intelligence Expert
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The performance of ad hoc aggregation queries is superior to any RDBMS that I have used and I have used them all. The parallel load engine (DLP) makes it the fastest load… more»

How has it helped my organization?

See answer to the previous question.

What needs improvement?

MPP, distributed processing!!! And better integration with Hadoop. Additionally, further joins optimization.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is one of the strongest points of Infobright.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used many different databases, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Teradata, SQL Server, among others. With most of them, ad hoc performance, ease of use, no need for physical… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get the 30-day free trial version and try to implement part of your project or conduct a formal Proof of Concept (PoC). You will be surprised by how easy and fast the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As mentioned before, I used many different databases, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Teradata, SQL Server and Netezza, among others.
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Jonathan Levin
Real User
MySQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Dec 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance, compression, and compatibility with MySQL

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, we used a relational database, MySQL along side Hadoop to create summary tables to produce our reports. Infobright allowed us to reduce the number of moving parts and complexity that we had… more»

What needs improvement?

We ran into some quirks that Infobright had. We interacted with Infobright's support and were able to resolve them. There still are issues with data replication - Infobright is currently for one… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would advise to test your setup against Infobright and see if it performs well. Have a plan to migrate to it and what that would involve to the best of your knowledge. Unfortunately, I was insulated… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a relational database, MySQL along side Hadoop. At the time, I believe Hadoop was difficult to rely on and the operation between Hadoop and MySQL were very intensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we chose Infobright over two other brand name vendors.

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Infobright's high performance analytic database is designed for analyzing large volumes of machine-generated data

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