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May 2, 2017

Ignite Buys Database Vendor Infobright


Ignite Technologies Inc., a privately held enterprise software vendor, has acquired Toronto-based analytic database developer Infobright Inc.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ignite is owned by enterprise software investor ESW Capital of Austin, Texas, which owns a group of software developers that also includes Aurea, Trilogy and Versata.

Ignite, which was founded in 2000, said it was acquiring all of Infobright’s assets and customers, including an analytic database called Inforbright Enterprise Edition. The platform is based on a proprietary algorithms implemented in a query layer called the “Knowledge Grid Architecture.” The framework is designed to speed query response times.

The database will be rebranded by Ignite as the “Infobright DB” and positioned as a platform for storing and analyzing large volumes of machine-generated data at a lower cost, Ignite said.

The Infobright database is billed as delivering sub-second response times for complex ad hoc queries along with the ability to load terabytes of data per hour and scale to petabytes of data. The buyer also stressed reduced administrative requirements, eliminating the need for data partitioning, tuning or index creation.

Ignite’s acquisition of Infobright is the latest in a string of deals involving database startups. In February, for example, Israeli cloud infrastructure provider Stratoscale acquired Tesora Inc., a privately-held database services vendor based in Cambridge, Mass. Stratoscale said the deal would help it address growing demand for managed noSQL and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) relational database services.

Tesora’s database is designed to provision and manage databases ranging from MySQL and MongoDB to MariaDB and PostgresSQL.

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