When it comes to building distributed systems, one of the most important patterns is the message broker. But what’s a message broker? A message broker is an architectural pattern for message validation, message transformation and message routing. It mediates communication amongst applications, minimizing the mutual awareness that applications should have of each other in order to […]

AIS leverages the latest innovations to solve challenging problems that keep our clients up at night.  This recipe for success has enabled our substantial growth.  We are therefore constantly seeking people who are driven to learn about the latest innovations and passionate about delivering solutions.  We want “true technologists” with the humanity and humility to […]

In addition to contributing to AIS’ brand-new corporate blog, many members of our team have their own personal blogs. We may be biased, but we certainly think they’re worth a spot in your bookmarks or reader feed. Here’s what some of them have been writing about lately: Beyond the Agile Programmer: Innovative Teams: Ryan Cromwell […]

The Obama Administration is betting big on Big Data: $200 million, in fact. Big Data refers to the…well, BIG and unwieldy sets of data that exceed the capabilities of conventional database systems. This data can be incredibly useful, even game-changing, but first you have to figure out how properly process it. In past, this simply […]

AIS’ client, Bondi Digital Publishing, was distinguished as a 2012 Webby Official Honoree for the Rolling Stone Digital Archive. AIS created the (truly beautiful, if we do say so ourselves) archive in 2010, with upgrades in 2011 and again in 2012. Congratulations to Bondi Digital Publishing and the AIS team!

The goal of our project with the Kennedy Center was to digitally archive the entire collection of National Symphony Orchestra recordings. That’s over 100 years of precious, irreplaceable audio files— each of which were up to 2GB in size — that needed to be electronically preserved in a secure and searchable archive. Not to mention […]

About half of what we do here at AIS is for government clients. And as much as we’d like to brag about the innovative work we do for them, we usually can’t, for obvious national-security-related reasons. But occasionally we can put together case studies and project descriptions, so if you’re curious about the sort of […]

Several months ago, we set out to improve our online presence and build an information hub that would engage communities and individuals who share our passion for system and software engineering, and attract companies searching for a proven software solutions provider. Today, I’m both proud and excited to launch AIS’s first corporate blog, with contributions […]