A Travelport technology system designed to improve and simplify airline performance database management and complex travel booking data analysis has been awarded a US patent.
The new system, a code generation engine referred to as an Alchemy engine, provides a more intuitive and seamless way for airlines to search a marketing information data tapes (Midt) database.
In its simplest form, the Alchemy engine acts as a translator. Using information stored in the database, the engine can receive a request in one software language, such as XML-based, and translate the request into a second software language, such as SQL-based.
Alchemy engine-based technology is a component of Travelport’s airline insight analytical tool (“Airline Insight”) within the company’s business intelligence suite.
Bret Kidd, air commerce technologies vice president and general manager at Travelport, said: “Being awarded this patent for the Alchemy engine is a great testament to the innovative prowess of the Travelport business intelligence development team.
“We have new opportunities with this patented system to analyse complex data for airlines faster and more efficiently than before.
“It also allows us to quickly build new reporting capabilities into our business intelligence applications that help Travelport offer increased value to our airline customers.”