BuildFax Selects XtremeData dbX-- Massively Parallel DBMS to Manage National Database of Building Permits Comprised of Billions of Data Points

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XtremeData’s ANSI SQL Database Engine Enables BuildFax to Perform High Performance Analytics in the Cloud

XtremeData Inc., providers of the only massively scalable DBMS for big data warehousing deployable on premise and cloud, today announced that BuildFax, creators of the only national database of building permits, has selected XtremeData dbX Cloud Edition -- a massively scalable and parallel SQL database engine that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). By collecting and organizing construction records on millions of properties from cities and counties across the United States, BuildFax provides data on new construction, major systems repair, additions, renovations, roofs, pools, demolitions, contractors, and more.

"We looked at a myriad of different solutions for storing and querying extremely large relational databases, including many solutions based on Hadoop," said Joe Emison CTO & Co-Founder of BuildFax. "XtremeData was the only option that was affordable, ran on AWS+RightScale, was extremely fast, and was very easy for our customers to use and query."

Using XtremeData's easy to use and streamlined DBMS solution, BuildFax can leverage its existing massive MySQL database structure and relational queries. This enables them to generate a better experience for its customers by providing results in seconds instead of minutes or hours without the need to write custom code. More importantly, BuildFax can provide new customers with access to a web application where they can perform complex queries and dynamically generate the information they wish to purchase.

"Enterprises are increasing ready for cloud-based big data warehousing solutions that are not only simple to deploy and administer but also to scale up as needed," said Mike Lamble, President of XtremeData. "We are thrilled to be selected by BuildFax and look forward to helping them achieve faster time to value from their database of 72 million residential and commercial properties and gain a greater return on their DBMS investment.”

XtremeData Cloud Edition provides users unlimited scalability via the cloud, which enables them to go live in days or hours, rather than in weeks or months without the need to buy and install large amounts of hardware. The full-featured ANSI SQL database engine is designed for performance at all scales, up to 100s of terabytes, using any data schema and without requiring the data to be co-located on processing nodes. By providing an economical SQL solution that complements Hadoop-based big data solutions, XtremeData accelerates the adoption of big data warehousing solutions and makes it easier for organizations like BuildFax to roll out large-scale data solutions.

About BuildFax
BuildFax is the creator of the first and only automated source for national, historical building permit data, providing details on property condition and improvements – such as major remodels, additions, and new roofs. Armed with BuildFax property intelligence, insurance carriers and mortgage lenders can reduce costs and improve profitability through property change detection, more accurate roof age, re-inspection optimization, and more. The BuildFax national footprint continues to grow, currently covering over 72 million residential and commercial properties in the United States, with over 6 billion data points. For more information, visit

About XtremeData, Inc.
XtremeData provides a massively parallel database engine for big data analytics. Their proven dbX software is built to run on standard hardware, on premise or in the Cloud. Designed to be data model and data placement agnostic, dbX enables rapid on-demand and self-service of big data analytics. With corporate headquarters in Chicago, XtremeData's R&D center is located in Bangalore. For more information contact us, call (847) 871-0379 or visit

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