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Archaeological Park of Pompeii

Oracle Customer Success

Visitors to Pompeii park dig Oracle Cloud-based app

Summary

Archaeological Park of Pompeii taps Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database to manage visitors, allowing the site to reopen after during COVID.

Technical case study

Business challenges

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii, near Naples in southern Italy, features the ruins of an ancient Roman port town destroyed in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The mission of the park, run by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, is to preserve and promote public use of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In a typical year, some 3 million people visit the site, at which about 500 buildings “frozen in time” are open to the public. But 2020 was no typical year.

Following the national lockdown in March 2020 due to COVID-19, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii needed to build an application to track visitors’ movements within the park’s 44 square kilometers in order to ensure social distancing.

Reopening the Pompeii site to tourists after lockdown was tough. With Oracle’s help, we delivered the cloud native mobile solution in just six weeks.

Alberto Bruni

COO, Archaeological Park of Pompeii

Why Archaeological Park of Pompeii Chose Oracle

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii chose to build its application on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database because of their comprehensive cloud native and DevOps capabilities. To build the app, the park chose Oracle Consulting for its superior customer service.

Results

Launched on the Google Play Store and Apple Store in July 2020, the MyPompeii app has been downloaded by more than 20,000 visitors. Tourists can access the app by scanning the QR code on tickets purchased on the TicketOne platform.

Once logged into the mobile app, visitors can tour the park viewing a real-time heat map that shows the number of other individuals present along any route. Once logged into the mobile app, visitors can tour the park viewing a real-time heat map that shows the number of other individuals present along any route enabled by Oracle Spatial Analytics.

Meantime, park officials accessing the app—enabled by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Blockchain, Oracle Cloud Functions, API Gateway, Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Container Registry, Notifications, Oracle Spatial Analytics, and Autonomous Transaction Processing—are able to track the movements of visitors in real time and redirect them to minimize congestion in popular areas, averting high-risk situations.

The app supplements other safety initiatives the park instituted to allow it to reopen during COVID-19. MyPompeii also helps tourists visualize all points of interest, get additional information, and find first aid stations, restrooms, refreshment stands, and other facilities.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Consulting were instrumental in reopening our doors to tourists. With Oracle's technology, we are well-equipped to enhance and preserve tourism within the local area.

Alberto Bruni

COO, Archaeological Park of Pompeii

Published: February 23, 2021