Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

LinuxPR: IBM technology raises deckchair.com to new heights

Jun 15, 2000, 20:21 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to for this link. ]

"World's largest travel search and flight on-line booking service runs on IBM's DB2 Universal Database for Linux"

"Version 1 of deckchair.com, launched in April 1999 by Sir Bob Geldof and James Page, needed a highly portable and scalable solution to support Version 2 of its popular Web site, launched in May this year. IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux from SuSe* running on IBM Netfinity servers proved the perfect match and, true to its reputation for innovation, deckchair.com has become the first e-commerce Web site to adopt this ground-breaking new platform."

"Portability was crucial to the choice of technology as deckchair.com CEO James Page explained: "Because Linux is an open source software solution it has enabled deckchair.com to run on any hardware configuration. This allows the company the opportunity to look for a combination of best price/performance, hardware and software."

"Scalability was another critical factor in deckchair.com's choice of IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux. deckchair.com offers all the major airlines as well as charter flights to give the consumer the widest possible choice. Visits to the site have doubled since the company started a national advertising campaign and the deckchair.com team found that no other solution came close to enabling their Java application to match this level of demand."

Press Release