Here is a quote from Robert Rapp, CIO of Frontier and former CIO of Southwest Airlines, from a Charles Babcock Information Week article:
Frontier CIO Robert Rapp says the airline's yield management process runs on Bizgres MPP.
The system predicts the yield or profit that Frontier
will receive on various flight combinations and ticket prices.
The system helps Frontier determine where to offer seats at bargain prices and where to avoid what might turn out to be a competitive bloodletting, with no one profiting, says Rapp, the former CIO of Southwest Airlines, a pioneer of low-priced flights.
allowed us a very economical solution for a mid-sized airline.
There are large amounts of parallelism in the system," says Rapp
A comparable but higher end commercial system used by retailers such as Wal-Mart
comes from Teradata, a unit of NCR Corp.
was available at 20-30 times less" than such a system."It was available at a very nice price point for us," adds Rapp