Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA) is one of the world’s leading wholesalers of hotels, ground products and services to the travel industry. Over the past 31 years GTA has created a vast inventory of hotels and unique travel products & services which they provide for over 30,000 travel suppliers and make available in 35 languages in 120 countries worldwide.
GTA chose to replicate data out of their iSeries machines to MySQL which was seen as a more cost effective, flexible and scalable platform to manage the 30 million and increasing online requests for pricing they receive on a daily basis from holiday planners visiting the many online travel bureaus such as orbitz.com and Octopustravel.com
Currently there are 1500 replication protocols set up with throughputs peaking to 15Million replicated transactions each day. On average this relates to 50GB of log journals being scanned each day resulting in-between 5–10GB of data changes being synchronized.
Chris Bell, Series i Team Leader, says the requirement arose when they discovered limitations in replicating data from the iSeries environment to MySQL with their previous replication software solution.
GTA carried out an initial search on Google for ‘MySQL data replication’ software which took them to HiT Software’s website.
GTA deployed DBMoto to replicate data from their iSeries Server to multiple MySQL databases. The Business depends on DBMoto to provide the reliable and timely movement of data between database platforms.
DBMoto performs refresh and real-time data replication for enterprise server and desktop replication needs. All major database platforms are supported.
DBMoto was selected for its core strength of reliably replicating data between iSeries and MySQL.
With the potential of more replications being required to support both changes and growth to the business, GTA is assured that with the majority of heterogeneous data replication and transformation requirements supported, DBMoto is fast, reliable and easy to deploy.