I often offer that, if a company puts up a sufficiently good blog post, I’ll link to it. Well, I just noticed that Infobright CEO Mark Burton (somewhere along the way he seems to have dropped the “interim”) put up an excellent post last month.
Highlights on the market share/sector side include:
- Infobright’s customer base grew 500% over the past year, to 120 paying customers.
- This included end users (60%), as well as ISVs and SaaS providers (40%) who embed Infobright’s DBMS in their application.
- During the same period, Infobright’s open source software was downloaded 35,000 times.
- The end user applications were heavily clustered around web and online analytics tracking, with a focus on understanding customer behavior on the web.
- Infobright also continues to see the growth of application-specific data marts.
- There is also continued interest and growth in using Infobright technology to analyze IT logs and telecom CDR (Call Detail Record) data, to identify fraud or security issues, to understand and improve network performance, and other purposes.
Product highlights include:
- Infobright be much more transparent in 2010 about its plans.
- Infobright will start posting and commenting on future releases and themes in March of this year. (However, they haven’t run much of that by me yet, and we’re past the middle of March.)
- Infobright expects to drop 3-4 interim releases for every major release, with at least two major releases in 2010.
- Some of Infobright’s major improvements this year will be:
- Continued SMP performance improvements “without the need for complex hardware configurations or administrative effort”.
- Extending the “hit rate” of the Knowledge Grid, which is central to Infobright’s performance story.
- Better international support with UTF-8 extensions.