Challenge: Find an end-to-end platform for big data integration and analytics that can consolidate data sources.
Solution: Pentaho Data Integration and Pentaho Business Analytics automate data processing and improve access to data.
Marquis Software tracks and manages thousands of prisoners and guards to ensure their safety and security.
Marquis Software’s electronic Offender Management Information System (eOMIS) is a market leader in statewide offender-management solutions.
State correction facilities faced with overcrowded prisons and staff limitations demanded better visibility into their inmate population. Correctional facilities wanted to minimize the risk of lawsuits or infractions by ensuring the safety and security of all inmates while providing them with necessary medical care.
When inmates are placed on parole, inmate data needs to be made available to federal agencies, justice departments and local police authorities.
The customer needed to be able to provide real-time data access in a scalable way to a growing number of users. Today, 130,000 users at over 400 correctional facilities, and 600 offices in eight states, log in each day to Marquis Software’s eOMIS.
Marquis Software was struggling to deal with growing data volumes as they currently track over 400,000 inmates, over 200,000 medical records, and over 600,000 individuals under community supervision. Furthermore, the company needed to easily blend and integrate over 900 data fields and sources, ranging from geospatial data to inmate statistics (such as race, gang affiliations and medical disabilities) to provide a 360-degree view of inmates.
Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho platform provided real-time data access in a scalable way to the growing number of Marquis Software’s users. Pentaho software offered modern, future-proof architecture for seamless integration and connectivity to all data sources and a comprehensive, end-to-end big data integration and analytics platform.
Marquis Software can now use all of their data to help large state correctional departments – including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Arizona Department of Corrections – make fact-based decisions.
Thanks to help of Hitachi Vantara's Pentaho solution, the company has ensured better management of inmate populations by grouping individuals with similar medical conditions together, separating at risk-individuals from the general population, and tracking dietary needs of inmates. These functions are accomplished by tracking the movement of prisoners, which also allows guards to anticipate when and where a confrontation might occur – before it happens.
Marquis Software selected Hitachi Vantara's Pentaho solution because it would add value. They realized that Pentaho's modern, future-proofed architecture would provide them with seamless integration and connectivity to all data sources. The Pentaho solution delivered a comprehensive, end-to-end big data integration and analytics platform. Finally, it provided governed self-services access to hundreds of thousands of Marquis Software's users.