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LONDON – JANUARY 22 2013 – SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database technology, has announced Jetair, the Belgium based tour operator, as its latest customer. The tour operator is using SkySQL’s support for MySQL database servers and additional software tools to monitor MySQL database performance such as MONyog, SQLyog and Zmanda backup.
Part of the TUI Group, Jetair continues to grow its base of customers and increase employee numbers, both in Belgium and abroad. Jetair serves approximately 2 million holidaymakers annually and currently works alongside 1800 travel agencies in Belgium and surrounding nations. The growth of its European operations led to an increase of data volume and inevitably increased maintenance costs.
Peter V., System Engineering Team member at Jetair, wanted a system which delivered faster transactions. He said: “our previous provider did not give any support for load balancing using Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD), and MySQL High Availability (MHA) support for unlimited amount of servers was overpriced. SkySQL’s depth of experience on the MySQL server has helped us immensely in addressing our problems and is the reason why we chose them.”
The solution provided by SkySQL has kept maintenance costs within budget and it had flexible expansion possibilities, keeping in touch with the growth of the company. To keep the system running at optimum pace, SkySQL conducts a yearly onsite health check and this thorough examination can last up to four days. The cloud in which SkySQL operates from enabled Jetair to virtualise additional Multiple MySQL servers.
Looking into the future, scalability will become a challenge, which needs to be answered as Jetair grows internally and externally. Servers must be scalable, giving users real-time access to data. Peter V. understands the challenges ahead but he knows SkySQL can cope with the growing demands. He said “I am very satisfied with the service so far and the ICT team will be using it again when the architecture expands. The SkySQL migration was painless and resources were saved. I recommend it to anyone who needs to strike a balance between quality service and cost.”
SkySQL CEO, Patrik Sallner knows Jetair has made the right choice. He said: “Jetair is an expanding business, taking on more employees and customers. To keep up with the expansion, we are delighted that Jetair has put its trust in the experience and technical abilities of the SkySQL team, who are the most advanced in the world. Our nimbleness and ability to cater for the exact needs of our customers has allowed us to compete and win against larger software firms. We are here to help the travel sector to work faster and better.”
SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users – in the enterprise and cloud providing over 300 enterprise customers including ATOS Worldline, Canal+, La Poste and Virgin Mobile with database performance enhancing solutions.
With 250+ years of original MySQL experience, SkySQL has the biggest MySQL talent pool with sponsorship by the original MySQL & MariaDB creators.It has also developed cloud-based database management solutions which bring ease of use, while providing the an effective way to increase database productivity both in the enterprise and the cloud.
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Jetair, the Belgium based tour operator, offers holidays by air and overland, city trips, boat trips as well as world tours. Part of the TUI Travel PLC Group, it is the top company in the Belgian travel market guaranteeing a high-quality product with high-quality service. Highly rated, with awards from the professional travel sector, Jetair continues to have a growing base of customers as well as an increasing number of employees, both in Belgium and abroad.
Jetair was founded in 1971, it has 550 employees working to deliver the best holidays, publishing 36 summer holiday brochures and 19 winter holiday brochures for customers. In 2011, Jetair served 2 million holidaymakers and currently works alongside 1800 travel agencies in Belgium and just across the border.