October 14, 2009

Infobright notes

I had lunch w/ Bob Zurek and Susan Davis of Infobright today. This wasn’t primarily a briefing, but a few takeaways are:


7 Responses to “Infobright notes”

  1. Bill on October 14th, 2009 5:57 pm

    How does infobright get the benefit from the open source policy? The product they sell (the enterprise edition) is not open source, and the open source limitation is crippled to the point of being useless.

  2. Bob Zurek on October 14th, 2009 8:19 pm

    Lots of community edition users of our solution are having great success. Calling it useless is your own opinion.

    Thanks Curt, enjoyed the lunch, see you around town and look forward to seeing you at the Boston Big Data Summit next week.

  3. Anastasia Ailamaki on October 15th, 2009 4:43 am

    Shimin Chen from Intel Research Pittsburgh downloaded Infobright as a promising open-source column store for an academic study we are collaborating on. We used it for a couple of months, then waddled away. Main issues were that (a) we could not perform updates concurrently with other queries and (b) when running a TPCH query n times, then an append command augmenting tables by about 20%, then again the initial query n times, we noticed much higher (up to 3x) response times in the first couple of query runs after the append (and then query performance became stable again). This only happened for some queries and we were unable to find a clear pattern. Other (closed-source) products do not exhibit this behavior.Shimin may add more information and send you details in case the Infobright team can use the feedback.

  4. Bob Zurek on October 15th, 2009 6:33 am

    More than happy to have you send feedback to me. My email is bob.zurek@infobright.com.
    Also not sure what release you were running on as we have made significant enhancements over the past several months in the core product (both our community edition and enterprise edition). In addition, our next gen release is on its way very shortly.

  5. Susan Davis on October 15th, 2009 11:03 am

    While neither our open source nor enterprise edition products will fit every need and application, it is irrefutable that lots of ICE (open source edition) users are having great success with it. There are quite a few that have posted information about it – see a couple at http://www.fishpool.org/post/2009/04/08/Using-the-Infobright-Community-Edition-for-event-log-storage and http://blog.kagii.com/2009/04/infobright-query-videos.html.

  6. Susan Davis on October 15th, 2009 11:06 am

    try this for the second link, as the one above doesn’t work properly 🙂


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