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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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When working properly, the ability to continually insert large datasets, millions of records per minute, while… more»

What needs improvement?

This version of Infobright has zero support for distributed scalability. The internal smart grid employed for each table… 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… more»

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… 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… 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… 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… 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)… more»
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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… 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… 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… 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… more»
Vladimiro Buda
Real User
Responsabile Area Progetti BI & SYS at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

I love that the solution is a columnar DB. This means that there is data compression on the disk, a fully-indexed… more»

How has it helped my organization?

ICE helped us improve the speed for the “group-by” query by 10x. The system is robust and simple (it seems to be MySQL)… more»

What needs improvement?

Complex subquery and analitycal functions could be improved.

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

ICE is a Community Edition product and I test it only on non-production systems. I don’t investigate licensing.

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

I used row-based proprietary DB for a few years. To meet my goals, however, I switched to this solution. Columnar DB are… more»

What other advice do I have?

Be carefully with complex query and subquery; ICE does not work with these queries.
Alexander Volmir
Real User
Computer Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Ability to work with it in the same manner as MySQL works; In the beginning of the BigData solutions boom, our company had… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not improved, it just postponed the required changes, usage of Elasticsearch, Cassandra.

What needs improvement?

It was rather slow, we have had made all reports at night to avoid overload. Any tables modification (except only adding… more»

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

The price was very high for one server for a startup -- something like $25,000 per year.

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

Yes, MySQL. The amount of dataexceeded the limit MySQL (free version) normally works with.

What other advice do I have?

I don't suggest using an SQL-like solution for Big Data storage at all. But, if this is the case, it should be Oracle or… more»
Juan DavidChaves
Real User
Dynamic and creative, leading a business consultancy practice in analytics, business Intelligence, crm and strategy. at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Query, data loading speed, simplicity, reliability, and ease of use are valuable features. Quality of the customer… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has been a major game changer in analytics applications, as the time to market is very short in the data part.

What needs improvement?

There is need for additional DDL functions.

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

The data size per year must be planned to make the best use of it and to choose the appropriate licensing package.

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

It has been our key engine in the columnar database landscape.

What other advice do I have?

It is very straightforward and easy to work with. It is excellent for real-time analytics, sensor data and agile data… more»
Alexander Savchenko
Real User
SR Business Intelligence Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

The following features are valuable for us: * Columnar type of the database itself. * Fast processing. * Big data storage. * Possibility to use SQL language (MS SSAS uses DAX, MDX).

How has it helped my organization?

We now have multiple times faster queries in comparison to MS SQL.

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

At the moment when we tried Infobright, the price was high enough especially as it was an annual subscription.

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

On the contrary, we have switched back to the MS SSAS Tabular Model, because of pricing policy. The Infobright annual subscription price for one year of usage is more expensive than a… more»

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