SNCF, another customer getting on the GlassFish train

Yet another "Travel" story for GlassFish. This time, it's the French railways company, SNCF. Their GlassFish-powered monitoring application produces alerts, a real-time graphical representation of key system variables as well as PDF reports.

If you've ever traveled to France you know about SNCF, the railways company and its high speed train the TGV. The company is now using GlassFish in production to monitor the complete (and somewhat complex) system, from the web to the IBM mainframe, including their links to partners such as Amadeus, Sabre, and Galileo or other European railways systems.

From a technical point of view, SNCF uses JMS (OpenMQ), JSF, JavaDB/Derby with connection pooling, security realms, and Hibernate's JPA implementation. JasperReports is used for PDF generation while quicktime and JavaSwf is used for Flash content. The administration console and full Java EE 5 compliance are clearly stated by Franck LeprĂȘtre, Software Architect at SNCF, as key GlassFish features.

Make sure you read the full questionnaire to learn how and when they first found out about GlassFish, how this Java EE 5 product helped them improve their code, among other tidbits.

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