PLATFORMS: NCR six-node WorldMark 5100M MPP servers run an Oracle database, using NCR's robust TOP END distributed enterprise middleware. Also installed are NCR Teradata RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) and the NCR Teradata Multimedia Server, as well as nodes seven and eight for development and testing purposes.

BACKGROUND: The Netherlands' largest tour operator and travel agency, Travel Unie, was the first in its country to use computers to track reservations, and later the first to install an MPP (massively parallel processing) computer. Today, Travel Unie provides travel package services to more than 1,400 independent travel agents, including 320 owned branch offices.

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