Thank you for responding.
- What data? What do you want to use it for?
The integration if for a logistics company. I need data such as time of
calls between drivers and passengers (and duration).
That’s basic CDR data, which Asterisk can write to a database or to CSV files.
The preferred database driver for Asterisk is ODBC, so any back-end database
service which has an ODBC connector can be written to.
I will need to record conversations between driver, passengers and customers
service (not a now thing but in the future).
Call recording is separate from CDRs, but can also be written to a database if
you need that (again, via ODBC).
From my understanding, asterisk uses an internal database.
It does, but not for the above functionality.
- AMI events.
Pooh! This might just be exactly what I need. Sorry for being green - I am
still understating and figuring out the resourced available to me.
- What platform can I use ?
I will not be hosting the asterisk server internally. I would like to use a
cloud hosted environment (such as Heroku, which you said you are not
familiar with). When I installed and integrated asterisk on my ubuntu
machine, some of its libraries are in OS’ file directories. Is it possible
to have asterisk run in a container (of some sort) instead? Or I just need
more clarity on the hosting subject.
You can certainly run Asterisk in a container environment; the only thing I
can think of you would need to be careful about is NAT.
I’ll let others speak more on this topic, which I don’t use.
Overall, at this stage I will only be using asterisk for audio calls only.
What do you plan in the future? Video?
I want to keep record of callas between my drivers, passengers and
customer service (for record keeping and debugging incase something ever
comes up). I realized I can do most of this with AMI (thank you
AMI will give you live events as they occur during call setup and take-down.
CDRs will give you all the information about a call as soon as it has
I don’t know whether you need the “very real-time” aspect of AMI or whether
the “slower but still call-by-call” functionality of CDRs is good enough for
I need a simple environment where I can put my setup (hosted
env) so that I can start making and receiving calls eg cloud providers
AWS, Google Cloud Platform.
I’m sure there are people here who have this sort of experience.