Hotwire.com, a discount travel website, has deployed Oracle Coherence, a distributed in-memory data grid system and component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, to support the 24×7, extreme transaction processing demands of its website.
As its customer base and search volumes increased, the Hotwire.com application infrastructure needed a scalable system to support its continued growth. Hotwire.com chose to implement Oracle Coherence Grid Edition and other Oracle Fusion Middleware components including Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle TopLink to provide an efficient and responsive application infrastructure.
Hotwire.com relies on Oracle Coherence to provide the in-memory performance and distributed caching capabilities that help alleviate bottlenecks, reduce data contention and improve Java application responsiveness, said Oracle.
Oracle claims that by automatically partitioning data in memory across multiple servers, Oracle Coherence enables continuous data availability and transactional integrity, even in the event of a server failure. Oracle Coherence also allows Hotwire.com to scale linearly dynamically for predictable performance and improved resource utilization.
Cameron Purdy, vice president of development at Oracle, said: By deploying an in-memory data grid and an industrial-strength application server on commodity hardware, companies like Hotwire.com are addressing their XTP requirements while supporting business and customer loyalty goals.