InfiniDB for the Cloud,
InfiniDB for Apache Hadoop
InfiniDB (formerly Calpont Corporation) is a database management software company based in Frisco, Texas. The company develops InfiniDB, a scalable, software-only columnar database management system for analytic applications. InfiniDB has been selected as finalist in the Best Database Solution category at the 26th and 27th SIIA Annual CODiE Awards.
InfiniDB is a scalable database built for big data analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing and other read-intensive applications. InfiniDB's column-store architecture enables very quick load and query times. Its massive parallel processing (MPP) technology scales with any type of storage hardware.
By storing and managing data based on columns rather than rows, column-oriented architecture overcomes query limitations that exist in traditional row-based RDBMS. Only the necessary columns in a query are accessed, reducing I/O activities by circumventing unneeded rows.
InfiniDB is accessed through a MySQL interface. It then parallelizes queries and executes in a Map-Reduce fashion (similar in concept to the methodology used by Apache Hadoop). Each thread within the distributed architecture operates independently, avoiding thread-to-thread or node-to-node communication that can cripple scaling.
InfiniDB is used to enable performance-intensive analytic applications. Customers include Bandwidth.com, Tucows, Warner Music Group, Genus, Aviation Software International, Caring Bridge, Navigant Consulting and 1&1 Internet.
On October 16, 2013, the company announced that InfiniDB would be licensed under the General Public License v. 2.
Three open source versions of InfiniDB are available: InfiniDB, InfiniDB for the Cloud, and InfiniDB for Apache Hadoop
On 1 October 2014 InfiniDB ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Texas. Existing customers may be able to receive support from other companies, notably MariaDB.