Mod point, if I had one.
Mod point, if I had one.
I said, PETE
Could be Jersey...
I can tell you that they try that with every major change in technology, and it usually fails.
One of the problems is that those old systems got to grow with the business, getting fine tuned along the way.
The new systems have to work right, and work right starting with drinking from the firehose.
One of the things that has changed is that back before the internet and sites like Kayak, Orbitz, etc the query rate for free seats and ticket prices was in the 1000s per hour.
With automated scrapers, those queries have gone into the millions per hour and it keeps climbing.
What you see now is TPM based mainframes with lots of middleware systems acting as buffers to handle the requests without querying the mainframe.
Sing with me!
The internet is for porn! The internet is for porn!
Porn porn porn... and Marketing!
There is not much actual soy in Soylent.
It is a protein extract, so one of the hormone precursors that cause the hormone issues.
Not that middle aged or older men really have much testosterone anyway.
Add in some Mocha Green Tea powder!
and neither plant is unionized.
No US Toyota plant is current unionized.
Not in California.
Unions are carving out Minimum Wage exemptions for their members, meaning they can be paid under the prevailing min. wage if the contract says so.
This will likely benefit the Unions with more memberships as business negotiate a lower wage and let the union in, but it screws the workers over.
I don't think Turks are Arabs either...
I have consulted with a large airline, can't remember if they are #1 or #2 right now, and believe me, it is a very very complex system.
We were brought in to reduce the complexity and increase the resiliency in case of a disaster/failure.
The current environment, which is geographically paired mainframes with mid-range "helper" apps and data caches is about the best it can be.
Getting everything coordinated from meals ordered, drinks loaded, fuel, baggage, load balance plan, seating, payments, etc, is incredibly complex for a large airline.
Fuel saving from accurately tracking how much baggage is on board and not overstocking meals/drinks is significant, so while a PITA, it is worth it.
I work with BCRS (Business Continuity and Resiliency Services ) at IBM on a regular basis as an IBM Cloud Architect.
ALL KINDS of companies have Recovery plans, but it sure is more likely in the industries you mentioned.
I know of at least one airline competitor that has multiple sites for their business, and came to IBM to get 2 more built because the current two were too close to comfort after Hurricane Sandy proved how large of an area a single disaster could impact.
The SFBay Area has three to emulate/draw ideas from:
The Exploratorium: Practically grew up here as a kid. More of a STEM orientated, the key thing was it was all HANDS ON.
The Lawrence Hall of Science @ Berkeley. Another childhood hangout.
The Tech Museum in San Jose. Just took my 13 year old here, he is hard to please. Just turned him loose and he had a great time. 3d Printing, robotics, network simulations, build-a-plane flight mechanics. I enjoyed it too!
I dunno... we figured out how atoms worked by smashing them...
Genetics explains why you look like your father, and if you don't, why you should.