Every day, I learn more and more on how our community uses Infobright to analyze their machine-generated data. Case in point, who would think out-of-home advertising (from billboards to park benches) would fit into the wheelhouse of a columnar database? JC Decaux UK, a division of the largest out-of-home Marketing firm in the world, uses Infobright to drive their business intelligence within this market. Right now, JC Decaux UK holds 25% of this market, and with Infobright powering their business intelligence, they'll have every opportunity to expand their market share.
Like many of our enterprise customers, JC Decaux started out using ICE as a proof of concept. The open-source concept appeals to many companies as a free, simple way to test the basics of our software. Since our Enterprise Edition has much more functionality, the experience only gets better for companies like JC Decaux UK.
Take a look at this video which showcases JC Decaux UK and their usage of Infobright. Thanks to JC Decaux UK IT Manager Stephan Lavollee for taking some time out to talk about his experiences. Enjoy!
Last November, Infobright CEO Don Deloach discussed the topic of Machine Generated Data (MGD). As a cornerstone database for MGD, Infobright provides community members and customers the opportunity to understand trends in their voluminous data while maintaining very low total cost of ownership. Right now, there is a discussion over what's included in MGD; regardless on your school of thought (the Curt Monash School or the Daniel Abadi School), machine-generated data includes all data that is automatically generated without direct human intervention. While both schools are "close enough" in their definition, I'd like to take it one step further. As a person who learns more by example, let me illustrate the real difference between Machine-Generated Data and Human-Generated Data. Kind of like identifying an illness through symptoms, the following may help indicate the 'presence' of machine-generated data.
To help illustrate the path and growth of Machine-Generated vs Human-Generated, I've included our view of the data world. With Infobright's powerful Brighthouse engine and knowledge grid, many community members and customers look to Infobright to help understand trends in their machine-generated data.