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Computerworld: Starwood Checks in with ObjectStore Database for Reservations

Jan 10, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Checking rates online for a room at a Sheraton or Westin hotel is no longer a fingerdrumming experience. And Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., the owner and operator of that online reservations system, gives credit in large part to a humble little object database from Progress Software Corporation.

"For the past year, Starwood--which also operates W Hotels along with the Le Meredien, St. Regis and Four Points chains--has been slowly offloading its rates and availability system from an aging mainframe to a distributed set of applications running on Linux servers, said Song Park, director of pricing and availability technologies at Starwood's headquarters in White Plains, N.Y..."

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