ASI has been noticed and talked about all over the world. Below is a sampling
of what's being written about our company and services in the last couple of years.
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NEW YORK – Considering when to release a flight full of mail means considering atmospheric conditions, arrival time, the volume and pick-up location of that mail, contracts and service levels, reputation, tariffs, penalties and costs.
ASI Group is a 38-year old private company that specializes in customized applications software for the aviation and postal industries. ASI receives data from their customers in real-time, stores the information in its data center, analyses and sorts the data in real-time, then serves up applicable information through its web-based applications to the customer. Their applications mine all of a company’s data for the many decisions each customer needs to make in the course of a day.
Gorden Rosen, CEO of ASI, spoke about their choice of Calpont's InfiniDB as their implementation tool. “Analysts are interrogating the database to understand the condition of several variables and add their judgment to make the right decision for the airline. It is imperative that they be able to get their questions answered very, very quickly so they can make the quick and accurate decisions that support their companies.”
ASI started a large logistics project with another open source database and found that it would not scale. They then trialed three other solutions before landing on InfiniDB. They load data into InfiniDB throughout the day. Rosen said that while data loads can take a long time because of the size of the data, it is immaterial to their customers, who place the highest value on data retrieval times.
The company's larger customer databases exceed one billion rows and their queries tend to scan the entire database since the predicates are not very restrictive. The scan queries also tend to focus on just a few of the thousand-plus columns in the tables. For example, they continually need to see the status of all mail coming in and out of a city. This makes a good situation for a columnar database and, indeed, a row-based database could not handle the requirements. “We’ve tried row-oriented databases and the scans would run far too slowly, compromising the decisioning process of our clients.”
ASI Group is a 38-year old private company that specializes in customized applications software for the aviation and postal industries. They were pioneers in the real-time data capture of bar code scan data and have implemented software solutions on every continent on the globe. Current clients include Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, SAS, LAX, and several diplomatic fleets.
Rosen acknowledges the need for variety in an analytical architecture. They don’t want to run into problems “brute forcing solutions” into ill-fitting architectures when alternatives are available. As for Calpont and InfiniDB, Rosen said “the Calpont team is fabulous. They’ve come on board like it’s ‘our’ application. And the product simply gets the job done”.
About Aviation Software, Inc.
Aviation Software, Inc. (ASI Group) was founded in 1981, with the vision of producing innovative and affordable software solutions to allow airlines maximum productivity and efficiency in their daily operations. ASI is dedicated to delivering the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies to all facets of business within the airline industry. ASI’s approach delivers long-term benefits based on durable yet flexible solutions that respond rapidly to both market and customer needs.
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