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Infobright Editions Secure Sun Certification


April 23, 2009

Infobright Editions Secure Sun Certification

By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor


Infobright, an open source data warehousing company, has announced that Infobright Enterprise Edition and Infobright Community Edition have been certified by Sun Microsystems (News - Alert) for use with the Sun's Unified Storage product line. 

The vendor also released the results of its performance testing with the Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System, which demonstrated up to 92 percent increase in query performance compared to the same tests conducted with a competitive storage device, Infobright officials say.

The testing was conducted using a real-world scenario for data analytics. It consisted of 64 different queries running repetitively for several hours against an 8TB Infobright database, varying the number of concurrent users from 1 - 16. The hardware environment included a Sun Fire X4450 server using NFS to connect to a Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System and demonstrated what Infobright officials say was "consistently faster results than a competitive SAN based storage unit."
Calling them "alternatives to today's high-cost, high-maintenance data warehouse products," Infobright officials say ICE and IEE are both based on Sun's MySQL database. The Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System scales up to 576 TB per system, and comes with a hybrid storage architecture for reduced energy consumption.
Also this week TMC 's Jyothi Shanbhag reported that Jaspersoft, a provider of business intelligence software, and Infobright have announced the general availability of the first open source project to feature end-to-end BI, extract-transform-load, and data warehousing capabilities, powered by MySQL.
"Both the companies suggest that the new project can be a great help to customers who face increasingly tight budgets but need to advance important BI initiatives without expending the upfront costs associated with proprietary software," Shanbhag wrote: "To help keep costs low, Jaspersoft and Infobright are offering registered JasperForge members of this project a 20 percent discount when they choose to upgrade to a commercial subscription."

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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