SOURCE: Infobright

May 20, 2008 08:00 ET

Infobright Appoints Andre M. Boisvert as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Boisvert Brings Business Intelligence and Open Source Expertise to Leading Analytic Data Warehouse Provider

TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Infobright, an innovative analytic data warehouse provider, today announced that Andre M. Boisvert, former SAS Institute Inc. president, has been named chairman of Infobright's board of directors. Infobright provides users such as Royal Bank of Canada and Xerox Corporation with a cost-effective, high-performance solution to quickly extract valuable information from the massive volumes of data that is collected every single day.

"The business intelligence (BI) industry continues to be fueled by the exponential requirements from customers who are demanding a better way to get fast answers to unpredictable questions," said Boisvert. "Infobright is well poised to lead this sector with its innovative data warehouse solution. I look forward to guiding the board and working with the Infobright team to further fuel the company's growth."

Boisvert began his technology career in 1976 when he joined IBM. During his 13 years at IBM, Boisvert held senior management positions in sales, marketing and R&D. After IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the best respected software companies in the industry, such as Cognos, Oracle Corporation, where he was senior vice president of worldwide marketing and a member of Oracle's management committee, and SAS Institute Inc., the largest privately held software company in the world, where he served as president and chief operating officer.

In 2002, Boisvert joined the board of directors of VA Software, the creator of SourceForge.net, the largest open source development site on the Internet, which enjoys more than 30 million unique visitors each month and hosts more than 160,000 registered open source projects. This lead to Boisvert co-founding the world's first open source end-to-end BI company, Pentaho Corporation. In 2005, Boisvert joined the board of Palamida Corporation, a provider of intellectual property management and compliance products for the open source software market place. In 2006, Boisvert became the chairman of Compiere Inc, the world's leading open source ERP application suite. In 2007, Boisvert was elected chairman of Zenoss Corporation, a leader in open source network and systems monitoring software.

Additionally Boisvert is a director of UBmatrix Inc., the creator of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) and Odyssey Financial Technologies Inc., a Swiss-based private wealth and asset management software company.

"Andre is an ideal fit for Infobright given his extensive experience in the BI software sector and his in-depth knowledge of both the proprietary and open source business model," said Miriam Tuerk, president and CEO of Infobright. "He will be an invaluable asset as we continue to focus on growing the business and forging new strategic alliances."

About Infobright

Infobright is taking a radical new approach to data warehousing. Infobright's Brighthouse analytic data warehouse software is designed to answer some of the most complex, detailed questions involving massive amounts of information, and answer those questions today, not next week. By fundamentally reinventing data warehouse architecture, Brighthouse "works smarter, not harder." Brighthouse achieves breakthrough performance, while eliminating the need for indices, data partitions, and other physical data structures, as well as the need to deploy large hardware systems. By delivering the most powerful and usable analytic data warehouse, Infobright is enabling companies to bring a whole new level of information intelligence to business operations. For more information, please visit http://www.infobright.com.

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