SOURCE: Infobright


March 02, 2009 08:00 ET

Infobright Delivers Open Source Data Warehouse Software for Windows

User Demand Drives Support for Native Windows Version of Infobright Community Edition (ICE)

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, today announced Infobright Community Edition (ICE) for Windows. In response to requests from the Infobright open source user community, the company now offers native support for its popular ICE open source data warehouse on the Microsoft Windows platform. ICE for Windows can be downloaded from

"The response to ICE has been overwhelmingly positive, with nearly 4,000 downloads over the last four months and very active user forums," said Mark Windrim, vice president, community relations at Infobright. "However, a large percent of visitors to are Windows users, and our goal is to support this segment of our community with a data warehouse that fits seamlessly into their infrastructures."

A proven alternative to today's high-cost, high-maintenance data warehouse products, ICE offers the industry's lowest total cost of ownership and unmatched operational simplicity. The columnar database is ideal for analytics, and the self-managing Knowledge Grid architecture reduces typical implementation and ongoing management costs by up to 90 percent. Using industry-leading compression, ICE supports up to 30 TB of data on a single, industry-standard server, which reduces hardware requirements, while integration with Sun Microsystems' MySQL database provides MySQL users with a seamless path to a highly scalable analytic data warehouse.

"With the maturity of open source solutions now firmly established, the tough economy may well be the catalyst for a torrent of open source adoptions by companies forced to tighten their budgets," said Mark Smith, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Ventana Research. "Supporting ICE on the Windows platform is a very smart strategic move by Infobright as it will make it easier for many companies to bring the solution into their Windows-based IT departments."

About Infobright

Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of self-managing data warehouse software. The critical need for business intelligence, coupled with the dramatic growth of corporate data, has outpaced IT's resources and budget within many companies. Infobright's technology solves this problem by delivering a highly scalable analytic data warehouse that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other data warehouse solutions. Infobright's solution is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit

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