In case you missed it, yesterday we announced a partnership with Calpont Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance analytic databases, to bring fast web query, reporting and analytic solutions to market. A joint solution with JReport and Calpont’s InfiniDB makes perfect sense for companies that are looking for a scalable analytic and business intelligence (BI) reporting platform that can easily grow with their business.
JReport’s web reporting software provides the ultimate flexibility for BI across the enterprise, giving users the ability to access and generate reports on any browser-based device from any location. InfiniDB’s columnar database design is an ideal complement, as it helps companies achieve the underlying fast data loading necessary for web reporting, and is critical for optimized query response time in complex multi-dimensional analytics.
“Many customers have chosen JReport based on benchmarks for performance and scalability. JReport is the leading Java BI tool available for accessing operational data stored in production relational database management systems. JReport provides the speed and scalability for reporting well beyond the practical size limits of traditional relational systems,” said Greg Harris, senior product manager at Jinfonet Software. “JReport can run predefined or ad hoc reports with databases from a few terabytes to hundreds of terabytes by utilizing the columnar, scale-out architecture of InfiniDB. No matter how large the reporting data becomes, the synergy of these two best of breed products enables customers to address their BI requirements now and into the future.”
InfiniDB is a column oriented database that is specifically designed for analytics. It overcomes query limitations that exist in traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS) by storing, managing, and querying data based on columns rather than rows. Because only the necessary columns in a query are accessed rather than entire rows, input/output (I/O) activities, as well as overall query response times, can be reduced dramatically.
“Rapid results to critical decision analyses are an ever growing issue because of the enormity of analytic data today, the desire to use more of that data than before, and the increasing trend toward highly dimensional and granular queries. InfiniDB is designed to handle the scaling data and demanding workloads put upon BI and advanced analytic data marts and warehouses,” said Nick Ochoa, vice president of marketing for Calpont. “InfiniDB, combined with a leading web reporting software like JReport, delivers fast analytics against enormous volumes of data across extended enterprises, regardless of location or device.”
As analytic data and querying needs grow, InfiniDB and JReport are easy solutions to expand, as the performance of both scales linearly with the addition of commodity server hardware. This flexible and robust infrastructure helps guarantee that service level commitments and optimal asset utilization levels for web reporting are met well into the future.