American Automobile Association - AAA - Builds Next-Generation Travel Reservation System With Inprise's VisiBroker For Java.
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INPR International Network on Personal Relationships ), a premier provider of distributed software solutions for leading enterprises, today announced the American Automobile Association American Automobile Association (AAA), federation of American automobile clubs, est. 1902. AAA provides a number of benefits to its members, including emergency road service; national and international travel assistance, e.g. (AAA) has adopted Inprise's VisiBroker for Java object request broker See ORB.
(programming) Object Request Broker - (ORB) Part of the OMG CORBA specification, an ORB's basic function is to pass method invocation requests to the correct objects and return the results to the caller. (ORB) technology as a key building block for its new travel reservation system that will go live by end of this year. With more than 40 million members, AAA is the largest motoring and travel organization in the world.
AAA is using VisiBroker to develop high-performance computing High-speed computing, which typically refers to supercomputers used in scientific research. systems that provide a wide range of travel reservation products and services to meet its member customers' needs, such as air, hotel, car rental, and cruise bookings -- as well as auto-travel routing requests and assistance. The automobile organization selected VisiBroker as its distributed object Distributed objects are software modules that are designed to work together, but reside either in multiple computers connected via a network or in different processes inside the same computer. infrastructure because of its superior integrated development tools and its ability to tie-in disparate data sources, such as Apollo, one of the largest global reservation systems for the travel industry. According to according to
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"AAA's travel reservation system is a prime example of how organizations are turning to information systems to deliver better, less-expensive services to their customers, partners, and employees," said Randy Hietter, Inprise director of VisiBroker product marketing. "AAA's early success with VisiBroker shows how CORBA-based solutions can contribute to this mission by providing a flexible, robust, and reliable way to extend legacy computing environments to the Web."
AAA is a federation made up of 94 independent clubs that are part of an overall AAA association. Because each club uses different hardware and software to meet its diverse business needs, AAA was looking to build one application that would enable the integration of each individual club's disparate legacy systems; provide information access to a large number of users throughout the federation; and save time and money on application development. AAA chose VisiBroker for Java to help create this application to integrate its core business services -- and to better support the needs of both small and large AAA clubs nationwide.
"VisiBroker's CORBA architecture lended itself well to accommodating our clubs' needs. Because VisiBroker is platform-independent, it doesn't matter what type of technology that our clubs are using on the back-end -- they can take advantage of the objects we've created and then develop their own interface, which ultimately streamlines our business process," said Peter Eberley, senior developer, AAA. "We also wanted to enable a large number of concurrent users. By using VisiBroker, we can distribute our CORBA services over a variety of machines, or co-locate them next to the database to reduce network latency See latency. . VisiBroker gives us a variety of configuration options, and has enabled us to develop a truly robust application to meet our members' needs."
Inprise VisiBroker -- The Leading Deployed ORB Technology Inprise's VisiBroker for Java and VisiBroker for C++ CORBA object request brokers are designed to facilitate the development and deployment of distributed enterprise applications that are scalable, flexible, and easily-maintained. Industry alliances with Oracle, Hitachi, Novell, Netscape, Silicon Graphics, and others have played a key role in making VisiBroker the leading deployed and adopted ORB in the computer industry, with over 30 million licenses worldwide.
With more than 40 million members, the American Automobile Association is the largest motoring and travel organization in the world. AAA's more than 1,000 affiliated club and branch offices are located throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada. One of the nation's largest leisure-travel agencies, AAA offers air, hotel, car rental and cruise and tour bookings, plus numerous discounts and auto-travel routing and assistance.
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