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Infobright and OpenBI Announce Alliance for Open Source Data Warehousing
Partnership Completes Open Source BI Ecosystem, Offers Customers Lowest-Cost Option for Easy-to-Use, Enterprise-Class Data Warehousing

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightTuesday, October 7, 2008

TORONTO, Canada - October 7, 2008 - Infobright, the open source data warehousing company, and OpenBI, LLC, a uniquely-focused open source business intelligence (OSBI) services firm, today announced an alliance that combines OpenBI's business intelligence (BI) expertise with Infobright's leading data warehousing technology. The partnership completes the open source ecosystem, adding Infobright to OpenBI's roster of partners, including leading open source BI companies such as Jaspersoft and Pentaho.

"The interest in open source BI continues to grow dramatically, and our partnership with Infobright satisfies the need for a high-end, open source data warehouse and analytics platform," said Steve Miller, president of OpenBI. "With the help of Infobright and OpenBI, small and medium businesses can now confidently deploy the most cost-effective data warehouse, and quickly turn large amounts of business data into actionable intelligence."

A proven alternative to today's high-cost, high-maintenance data warehouse products, Infobright combines the industry's lowest total cost of ownership with unmatched operational simplicity. Infobright solutions reduce typical implementation and ongoing management costs by up to 90 percent. Support for up to 30 TB of data with a single, industry-standard server also reduces hardware needs, and integration with Sun Microsystems' MySQL database enables seamless use of the mature connectors, tools and resources associated with the most widely-deployed open source database.

OpenBI offers best practice data warehouse integration, analytics and performance management services, ensuring organizations maximum benefits from their data warehouse deployment. Starting with an understanding of a client's business drivers, decision processes and performance metrics, OpenBI develops the plan to integrate Infobright with BI and ETL tools, then provides the development and integration assistance needed to deliver a flexible and scalable deployment. OpenBI and Infobright currently have open source partnerships with Jaspersoft and Pentaho for BI, and with MySQL for database integration. OpenBI is also a leader in work with leading open source analytics and statistical platform, R.

A podcast available at http://www.openbi.com/events.shtml provides additional information on how the relationship between OpenBI and Infobright meets the need for high-performance, open source BI.

"Our alliance with OpenBI provides businesses with the solutions and services they need to eliminate cost as an obstacle to an analytic data warehouse," said Miriam Tuerk, president and CEO of Infobright. "The partnership also creates an important new channel for Infobright, and we look forward to working with OpenBI to support our mutual customers with a scalable, enterprise-class solution that offers the lowest TCO in the industry."

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 www.infobright.com.

About OpenBI

OpenBI, LLC is a professional services firm that specializes in the delivery of business intelligence solutions to the commercial marketplace using open source software. OpenBI's mission is to improve each customer's business performance by directing their BI investments to tangible business results. By blending the expertise of veteran BI practitioners with modern, high-quality open source technologies, OpenBI creates affordable, reliable and repeatable success for our clients.

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Kickstart Consulting for Infobright
+1(650) 969-0764

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