About Amadeus and Couchbase
Today’s travel industry is experiencing rapid growth, high customer expectations, fierce competition, and pressure on margins. Amadeus, the leading Global Distribution System (GDS) and the largest processor of travel bookings in the world, looked to NoSQL and Couchbase – shifting away from Oracle – to meet stringent data management needs within a demanding industry. In 2008, Amadeus implemented Memcached on a MySQL database. By 2013, Amadeus leveraged Couchbase Server for two applications: Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a website for professional travel agents such as Thomson and Expedia, and the global booking engine, Availability Processing Engine. The company made the complete shift to Couchbase in 2014 and had 800 million passengers travel with flights arranged by Amadeus in 2015. By adopting NoSQL, Amadeus was able to maintain its key/value store architecture, while pushing the complexity of data distribution down into the database level. Today, Amadeus uses Couchbase in seven applications which are able to process petabytes of data in upwards of 2.5 million operations per second.
At Amadeus, our booking platforms process nearly 500 billion travel-related data requests per day. We work with Couchbase to help support these services and keep the travel industry moving. Couchbase Server 4.5 delivers impressive new capabilities, from enhanced security features to significantly faster data access and queries, which allows us to expand and accelerate our use of Couchbase to support more applications and use cases.Michael Hirschberg Senior System Engineer, Big Data, Amadeus IT Group
Amadeus provides the technology which keeps the travel sector moving - from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. Amadeus’ customers are travel agencies, corporations, airlines, ground handlers, hotels, railways, car rental companies, airports, cruise lines and ferry operators. Amadeus was recognised in 2014 and 2015 as the leading European investor in R&D for the travel and tourism sector by the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. Amadeus works in more than 190 markets with a worldwide team of more than 14,000 people.
Watch Amadeus Presentations
Amadeus at Couchbase Live France 2016
Vincent Berson, Amadeus
Couchbase at Amadeus: airline solutions at web scale
Paul Hubert, Amadeus
Dietmar Fauser, Amadeus
Keynote: Powering web, mobile, and IoT for the Digital Economy – Amadeus, Couchbase & Verizon
Peter Finter, Couchbase
Dietmar Fauser, Amadeus
Mohanraj Umapathy, Verizon
Wayne Carter, Couchbase