Altibase In-Memory Database Selected for Fingerprint and Palm IdentificationSystem by National Police Agency in South Korea, for Real-Time Crime-Scene Investigations
The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) handles all of South Korea’s policing. The KNPA monitors, investigates and fights crime for over 50 million citizens. The KNPA has deployed Altibase’s In-Memory database to fortify its criminal investigations by leveraging the benefits of real-time data that is at the ready.
According to the United Nations, South Korea is one of the safest countries in the world while having the 15th largest GDP. In the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime’s “Global Study on Homicide,” South Korea has less than half of the “intentional” homicide rate as compared to the rest of the world with 2.8 intentional homicides per 100,000 inhabitants vs. the worldwide average of 6.9 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Additionally, the same study shows the United States with 4.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Since 1999, Altibase has proven its ability to provide high-performance, reliable, and scalable In-Memory database solutions with over 500 enterprise clients and thousands of deployments commercially as well as public sectors. It is through this maturity that the most discerning global organizations rely on Altibase for their mission-critical data management needs.
“Altibase is thrilled to be a vital part in preventing and solving crime for the KNPA. ALTIBASE HDB’s ™ intrinsic hybrid architecture combines the power of real-time speed with massive storage capacity and is the perfect solution for live fingerprints and palms that occur at the scene of the crime to cross reference with historical fingerprints and palms – all to hone in on suspects quickly and accurately. ” – Chris Chung, CEO of Altibase Inc.
According to the KNPA, it chose Altibase for its fingerprint and palm data management due to Altibase’s proven capability to join stability and speed in a single solution. Further, the KNPA indicated that forensic investigation in real-time is critical to swiftly narrow down suspects by utilizing fingerprint and palm data and analysis at the time of the crime.
“Fingerprints started out as ways to identify criminals, not in terms of evidence in court, but to tell Tom from Joe. When scientists found out that every person’s fingerprints were different, even identical twins, then prints became crime scene evidence.” – Tom Burr, Fingerprint Analyst
“As real-time forensic data increases the chances of criminal apprehension, I am especially pleased that the KNPA adopted ALTIBASE HDB™ after already replacing its Oracle database for other applications in recent years. The confidence that the KNPA has in Altibase is what motivates Altibase to do more each and every day to assure absolute data integrity, extreme performance and 100% uptime.” –Chris Chung, CEO of Altibase Inc.
For nearly 15 years, Altibase has cemented its position as the most battle-tested solution in the In-Memory database space by leveraging its rich sets of installations and focusing on only In-Memory computing. ALTIBASE HDB’s ™ In-Memory and On-Disk database resides in a single unified engine combining speed and storage in one flexible solution. Altibase has received numerous awards and recognitions from both government and IT leaders for its excellence in In-Memory database management software solutions, pioneering R&D and leadership in In-Memory Computing.
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