Scale Look-To-Book Ratio for Online Travel Agent System

Situation

A large international tour operator provides 24-hour services to its travel agents and Internet shoppers on HPE NonStop servers. Utilizing the Internet, the tour operator’s business grew and look-to-book ratios increased several-hundred fold.

Problem

The search query volume carried such a heavy load that the system ran out of capacity. The tour operator needed to scale-out the query system to a multi-node, distributed solution.



Solution

  • Use HPE Shadowbase Data Integration for integrating heterogeneous systems
  • Scale query load capacity in a master-subordinate relationship, replicating from the HPE NonStop booking system to both NonStop and Windows query “looking” systems
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Figure 1 — HPE Shadowbase Asymmetric Capacity Expansion Architecture

Outcomes

  • Queries scale to handle varying volumes
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by leveraging commodity systems for Internet queries
  • Increased availability with characteristics similar to an active/active architecture

HPE Shadowbase Products of Interest

  • HPE NonStop Shadowbase DIAI Basic (SKU BE443AC)
  • HPE Other Server Shadowbase DIAI Basic (SKU WSA51V6T2)

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