Hotelbeds Selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to Drive Company

Hotelbeds Selects Oracle Fusion Middleware to Drive Company Growth 
International Accommodation Wholesaler Streamlines and Enhances Its
IT Infrastructure With Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts 

--  Hotelbeds, an accommodation wholesaler servicing over 50,000 hotels
    across 183 countries, has selected Oracle Fusion Middleware
    technologies including Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence to
    help fuel sustained company growth.
--  Part of the TUI Travel PLC Group, Hotelbeds sells 16 million hotel
    room nights per year and has experienced consistent double-digit
    growth over the past decade.
--  As the company continued to expand, it realized that its current IT
    infrastructure environment, which had been comprised of various open
    source application servers, like Tomcat and Resin, had become too
    complex, disparate and costly to manage and its middle-tier database
    cache could no longer scale to serve the company's busiest seasons.
--  After undergoing a rigorous evaluation process that included analyzing
    the total cost of ownership (TCO)(1) of Oracle WebLogic Server versus
    open source application servers in the market today, Hotelbeds decided
    to migrate its entire applications ecosystem to Oracle WebLogic
--  By consolidating onto Oracle WebLogic Server, Hotelbeds was able to
    reduce cost and risk and increase efforts to streamline their data
--  Additionally, Hotelbeds opted to replace its existing open source
    caching systems MemCached and EHCache with Oracle Coherence to
    increase performance, scalability and ease-of-use.
--  In transactional tests prior to implementation, Oracle Coherence
    significantly out-performed Hotelbeds' previous caching system in
    terms of performance, scalability and reliability.
--  By consolidating its application server environment with Oracle
    WebLogic Server, Hotelbeds anticipates it will reduce its operating
    costs by nearly 25 percent.
--  With Oracle WebLogic Server, Hotelbeds has also eliminated the risk of
    running their business critical applications on unsupported platforms.
--  Hotelbeds is also using 
a range of other Oracle technologies to
    support its infrastructure, including Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata
    Database Machine, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle
    JDeveloper and Oracle JRockit Java Virtual Machine.

Supporting Quote 

--  "The success of our business is based on our ability to grow our
    operation globally, manage large volumes of information efficiently
    and provide the best experience for our customers," said Juan de Dios
    Garcia, head of IT, Hotelbeds. "We continue to invest in our
    online infrastructure to remain at the cutting edge of technology. The
    combination of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence gives us
    the availability, scalability and performance we need to meet our
    business requirements, while significantly reducing administration
    costs and eliminating risks associated with running our mission
    critical applications on unsupported platforms."

Supporting Resources 

--  Oracle Fusion Middleware
--  Oracle WebLogic Server
--  Oracle Coherence
--  Hotelbeds homepage

About Hotelbeds 
 Hotelbeds ( is a global
accommodation wholesaler with an online database of over 50,000
hotels in 183 countries. For the year ended 30 September 2012,
Hotelbeds sold 16 million room nights. Hotelbeds was founded in Spain
in 2001 following the acquisition of Barcelo Travel Division by First
Choice PLC in 2000. When TUI Tourism and First Choice Holidays PLC
merged in 2007, Hotelbeds became part of the Accommodation &
Destinations Sector of TUI Travel PLC, the international leisure
travel company. Hotelbeds now has local teams operating across 47
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(1) Based on Crimson Consulting Group methodology from the report,
"Cost of Ownership Analysis Oracle WebLogic Server(R) Costs versus
JBoss(R) Application Server August, 2011".  
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