SOURCE: Infobright


June 22, 2009 07:00 ET

Infobright Details Knowledge Grid Architecture at SIGMOD 2009

Infobright's Chief Scientist and VP of Engineering Team Up to Reveal How Company's Analytic Database Achieves High Performance and Scalability Without Specialized Hardware or Tuning

TORONTO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, today announced its participation in this year's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD)/PODS Conference. Infobright's Chief Scientist Dominik Slezak and Vice President of Engineering Victoria Eastwood will present "Data Warehouse Technology by Infobright," an exploration of Infobright's Knowledge Grid technology and future plans. The ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference 2009 will be held at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I., June 29 through July 2. Slezak and Eastwood will participate in "Industrial Session 1: Data Warehousing" on Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. - noon.

The ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is a leading international forum at which database researchers, practitioners, developers and users explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and exchange techniques, tools and experiences.

Infobright Community Edition (ICE, open source) and Infobright Enterprise Edition (IEE, commercial license) use a number of mechanisms to offer high performance and high scalability for running analytic queries against terabytes of data -- without the need for specialized hardware or manual tuning. Slezak and Eastwood will detail these mechanisms, including the Infobright Knowledge Grid, a layer of mediation between the query engine and the data, which uses the mathematical concept of "rough sets" to minimize data access and optimize query performance.

"Other data warehouses require a complex, expensive hardware infrastructure to support high performance and scalability, but Infobright scales to more than 50 terabytes of data using a single off-the-shelf server," said Slezak. "Our Knowledge Grid architecture, combined with our column-oriented database, delivers extremely fast response to complex queries without creating indexes or tuning the database. I look forward to sharing this architecture with the SIGMOD attendees and discussing future applications of our technology."

About Infobright

Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, has pioneered the development of the self-managing analytic database. 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 database that reduces ongoing management by up to 90 percent and costs significantly less than other solutions. Infobright is being used by companies in online marketing, financial services, telecommunications, and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data with unmatched operational simplicity. For more information, please visit and

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