SOURCE: Infobright


March 15, 2011 08:00 ET

LiveRail Implements Infobright and Hadoop for Video Advertising Analytics

Infobright Enables LiveRail Customers to Perform Fast, Ad-hoc Analysis

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Infobright, the open source analytic database company, today announced that LiveRail, provider of an industry-leading online video advertising platform, has implemented Infobright® Enterprise Edition (IEE) as part of its offering. LiveRail's platform enables publishers, advertisers, ad networks and media groups to manage, target, display and track advertising in online video. IEE is the database embedded within the Reporting module that LiveRail customers use to measure their ads' performance.

Unlike simple online display advertising that primarily tracks impressions served and user clicks, LiveRail monitors more than a dozen engagement metrics including percentage viewed/completed, pause/resume and muting -- giving advertisers greater insight into the performance of their campaigns. Ad networks and agencies can track performance and delivery of video ad campaigns across all their publishers and view network-wide activity.

With a growing roster of customers, LiveRail was faced with managing increasingly large data volumes and a need to provide clients with near real-time access to this information for reporting and ad-hoc analysis. LiveRail chose two complementary technologies to manage the hundreds of millions of rows of data that are generated every day: Apache Hadoop Live and Infobright. All of the detailed data is run through an extract-transform-load (ETL) process, then loaded hourly into a server cluster running Apache Hadoop Hive. Summary data is created hourly as well, and loaded into IEE to enable LiveRail customers to conduct ad-hoc analysis and use the solution's robust reporting capabilities within LiveRail's platform. Customers can also schedule time to access the cookie-level data stored in Hadoop Hive if needed.

"Infobright gives our customers the ability to do fast, ad-hoc analysis against the extensive video advertising data," said Andrei Dunca, CTO of LiveRail. "Infobright and Hadoop are complementary technologies that help us manage large amounts of data while meeting diverse customers needs to analyze the performance of their video advertising investments."

"LiveRail provides a unified platform that allows advertisers, publishers, ad networks and agencies to seamlessly work together to maximize video advertising return on investment," said Don DeLoach, President and CEO of Infobright. "Infobright's database is very well suited to analyzing the kind of data that LiveRail captures and we are pleased that the company has selected Infobright as its analytic database partner."

About LiveRail
LiveRail delivers technology solutions that enable and enhance the monetization of internet-distributed video. By focusing specifically on challenges and opportunities created by online video, our tools are designed to be easier, more efficient and more effective than traditional display ad servers to deliver and track advertising into this exciting new medium. Founded in 2007, LiveRail's senior team is led by its founders, Mark Trefgarne (CEO) and Andrei Dunca (CTO). LiveRail Inc is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is a venture capital backed company. For more information,

About Infobright
Infobright's high-performance database is the preferred choice for applications and data marts that analyze large volumes of "machine-generated data" such as web data, network logs, telecom records, stock tick data and sensor data. Easy to implement and with unmatched data compression, operational simplicity and low cost, Infobright is being used by enterprises, SaaS and software companies in online businesses, telecommunications, financial services and other industries to provide rapid access to critical business data. For more information, please visit or join our open source community at

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