Airsweb’s AVA Platform Successfully Applies Graph Technology To EHS

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Executive Summary

This report is one in a series covering prominent vendors in the EHS services market. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Airsweb is an EHS software vendor with more than 80 employees and customers that span diverse industry sectors including construction, food and beverages, oil and gas, transport and logistics, and utilities. The vendor is the first worldwide to succeed with a graph database architecture for EHS software, allowing for intuitive data structures, fast queries of complex data sets and real-time risk management. Success with the graph database platform has not come overnight as it was launched in the second quarter of 2018. But now with 53 customers running on the AVA platform and a series of impressive new customer wins, the viability of graph databases for safety and risk management has been proven. Airsweb’s AVA platform is a good fit for firms with employees of all sizes seeking next generation software for safety, incident and risk management.

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Airsweb’s AVA Platform Successfully Applies Graph Technology To EHS 
Airsweb Is The First Vendor Worldwide To Succeed With A Graph Database For EHS Software
The Success Of AVA Validates The Potential Of Graph Technology For Safety

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Figure 1. Representation Of Data In A Graph Database From A Traditional Database 5

About the authors

Kel Udeala

Industry Analyst

Kel is an Industry Analyst at Verdantix. His current agenda focuses on EHS, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational health software. He has a background in oil and  gas, renewable energy, waste management and recycling. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Brunel University London.

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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