Defining modern APIs to integrate the international airline industry and open new markets for consumers of air travel routing information.

Microservices

Neo4j Airline Routing


What we are doing

We are working with an airline industry client (a consortium of over 450 airline companies) to open international air travel routes, fares, and fare related information for internal and external use by the airline and travel industries. Today this information is used by global distribution systems (e.g., Amadeus, Travelport, Sabre), online travel agents, and computer reservation systems but may be open for public consumption in the future.

How we are doing it

We started with our architectural review process where we made suggestions for improvement using modern RESTful APIs, microservices, in a cloud architecture. We proposed FAIR (Fast Airline Interoperability Resources) as a mechanism to standardize and promote data interchange as well as open up new markets for this client.

We provided our “Business Analyst Training for Service APIs” for forty plus analysts, engineers, and architects. In the future we will be providing training courses for Reactive Microservice Architectures as well as technical support and mentoring.

Technologies

  • Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Vert.x and QBit microservices
  • Neo4j for airline routing problems