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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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
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Consultant
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Feb 22 2015

What do you think of Infobright DB?

Interesting Article about BigData and Column oriented engines written by a student… … Students in major of software engineering are required to take another course named “Data Storage & Information Retrieval Systems” as a prerequisite for Database. DS&IRS mainly focuses on optimized storage and retrieval of data on peripheral storages like a HDD or even Tape! (I did one of my most sophisticated and joyful projects during this course. We had to implement a search engine, which compared to the boolean model of Google, is supposed to be more accurate. More information concerning this project could be found on my older posts). During these courses, student are required to be engaged in specific projects, defined to help students gain a better perspective and intuition of the problem and issue…

What is Infobright DB?

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

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Infobright DB customers

REZ-1, SonicWALL, IntegriChain, Fuseforward International Inc., Polystar, Live Rail, Mavenir Systems, JDSU Partners, Bango

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