InfoZoom software is a data analysis, business intelligence and data visualization software product created using in-memory analytics. The software is created and supported by humanIT and the Fraunhofer Institute FIT ,[1] the same organization that created MP3 compression technology.[2] The software has over 100,000 licensed users and over 1000 customers worldwide.[3]


InfoZoom software is developed by humanIT GmbH near Bonn, Germany. It was created in 1997 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Society which is the same scientific organization that contributed to MP3 compression technology. Since 2003, humanIT is a wholly owned subsidiary of proALPHA, an ERP (Enterprise resource planning) vendor based in Weilerbach, Germany. Today, InfoZoom is co-developed and supported by the Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT),[4] as known as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology in St. Augustin, Germany.

InfoZoom v6.0 was released in March, 2009. The 64-bit version of InfoZoom was released as v6.4 in November 2009. InfoZoom v7.0 was released in November, 2010, with the release of v8.0 in November 2011.

By the end of 2009, InfoZoom had grown significantly reaching 36,000 licensed users and 800 client organizations worldwide and in 2011 reaching 50,000 users with 1000 clients.


InfoZoom allows users to extract large amounts of information from multiple data sources, including any ODBC-compliant databases, Microsoft Excel, text files and other data sources. The software allows for data visualization of entire datasets through an easy to use graphical interface. The tool has applications in ad hoc data analysis and identification of data quality issues and has been used by major government organizations, including universities, as well as by corporations.[citation needed]

InfoZoom is also integrated into other software products and used as the reporting and analytical module. It is also implemented for analysis on the internet or intranet.

InfoZoom Software is available in four main product lines:[5]

  • InfoZoom Professional
  • InfoZoom Business
  • InfoZoom Explorer
  • InfoZoom Viewer (available for free)


  1. ^InfoZoom development at the Fraunhofer Institute FIT
  2. ^How MP3 was invented
  3. ^Customer case studies,
  4. ^Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology,
  5. ^InfoZoom product lines,


  • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology: Visualization of Trees as Highly Compressed Tables with InfoZoom
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Visualization and interactive analysis of blood parameters with InfoZoom
  • Second International Conference on Data Mining: InfoZoom

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