Calpont Corporation is a database software company that provides column-oriented technology optimized to handle analytics, business intelligence and read-intensive application deployments. Recently, Calpont announced the availability of its open source database software, InfiniDB Community Edition. Enabled via MySQL and purpose-built for an analytic workload with column-oriented technology at its core, InfiniDB Community Edition delivers a full-feature scale-up solution that supports the rapidly increasing demand for open source analytics database solutions.
"InfiniDB combines the benefits of column-oriented technology for analytic workloads with the price advantages of open source. Column-oriented databases are still relational in nature. However in the storage layer the data is stored in columns. This removes the need for an index because the columns serve that purpose. This provides for less I/O activity and eliminates the reading of data that is not needed. Because of this architecture, query results are returned much faster than in traditional row-oriented databases," Robin Schumacher, vice president of products for Calpont, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Another benefit of InfiniDB is that it uses MySQL as a front-end, so any MySQL database user will recognize the same look and feel, and require little or no learning curve in using InfiniDB."
In order to promote InfiniDB, Calpont has established www.infinidb.org as the web destination for people to learn about and download its analytic database software. For more information about Calpont, go here.