Head: £4.1 hosted services solution
Atos Origin has implemented Sand Technology, an innovator in analytic application infrastructure, to manage a mission-critical hosted solution for one of the world’s largest transport settlement systems.
The customer, the Rail Settlement Plan (RSP), is part of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) in the United Kingdom. Rail Settlement Plan (RSP) is formed by the 25 train operating companies in the UK, and is responsible for running outsourced IT service contracts for all rail tickets, information distribution, ticket issuing systems, revenue allocation and revenue settlement between train companies.
Atos Origin says that Sand Extensible Warehouse Suite enables it to extend its hosted UK rail ticketing analytics service. The solution has already delivered significant benefits to RSP, most importantly as a practical alternative to a 14 terabyte archive.
The 700 Gbyte SAND Searchable Archive implementation provides a visible and searchable data repository in one location, able to provide answers to queries, and a strategy for adhering to regulatory guidelines and data retention policies.
Atos Origin chose to deploy Sand’s Extensible Warehouse Suite because it permitted the company to leverage the capabilities of the existing data warehouse by freeing it from the need to support too much data and queries that are too complex for its design. Since typically less than 30% of the data in a warehouse is in active use, the inactive data can be stored in the Sand Searchable Archive, a compressed archival repository, reducing the warehouse footprint and enabling more cost-effective archiving of data.