"Robert Wiseman, chief technology officer at Galileo, said, "Web
services are platform agnostic." While XML Select required
customers to run a Windows 2000/XP desktop, customers can now use
any system to access Galileo, as long as they connect over the web
and use Soap and XML.
"XML is used to create what Wiseman describes as "clever
middleware" to provide an interface into the airline reservation
data stored in Galileo's host computer systems and third-party data
feeds. The web services are run in the "business logic" layer of
the Galileo architecture, and communicate via the XML
"As a cost driver, Wiseman said, 'We are looking to deploy Linux
wherever we can using commodity PC servers.' This has meant that
the business logic layer will run a mixture of Linux and Unix and
the open source Jakata Tomcat application server from the Apache
Software Foundation, which supports Java servlet and Java
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