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Blue One Management

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Blue One Management boosts airline services with Oracle Cloud

Summary

Belgian software company turns to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help airlines increase data security and ensure continuity for flight operations.

Business challenges

Blue One Management SA is a software company based in Brussels, Belgium, with more than 15 years of experience in delivering IT services and solutions for the airline industry. It offers around-the-clock tracking and maintenance for flights and scheduling for cabin crews. It services 20 airlines, from regional to international commercial to cargo to private, such as Lufthansa Group’s Brussels Airlines, Pacific Coastal, Lao Airlines, Western Global Airlines, Sky Express, LAM Mozambique Airlines, and iAERO’s Fly Swift Air.

To help customers lift business continuity and run operations efficiently, Blue One Management created an all-in-one software solution, built on Oracle Forms and running on Oracle Database.

When Blue One hosted the application on-premises in its own data center, providing customers with on-time product deliveries, upgrades, and patches took substantial time and effort. It also significantly increased the total cost of ownership for the company’s technology stack.

Moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was a game changer. We ticked all the checkboxes for our airline customers around the world by ensuring that our solution has the performance, availability, and reliability needed to maintain safe and efficient flight operations. We would not have achieved that with a regional cloud provider.

Frédéric Dobbelstein

Founder, Blue One Management

Why Blue One Management chose Oracle

In choosing a cloud provider, Blue One Management considered reliability, accessibility, credibility, as well as geographical coverage, which would impact the application’s performance.

Meeting local General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirements was also a key criteria, because much of the data the company hosts includes sensitive information about flight crews—addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers, and vaccination details.

The main competitor was OVH, a French cloud computing company. The company also made an in-depth comparison of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure before deciding to move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), thanks to Oracle’s widespread data center coverage.

Results

Using just two IT staff members, Blue One Management moved its workloads to OCI within only six weeks and deployed the application for the first customer in the Oracle data center in Frankfurt, Germany.

The company’s airline customers now enjoy more control over their infrastructure and data as well as better performance and reliability, thanks to Oracle Cloud Region data centers’ location on each continent.

Integration between the Blue One application running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and third-party software used by the company’s airline customers worked flawlessly. This ensured that none of the airlines suffered any interruption in selling tickets, planning flights, and scheduling aircraft maintenance.

We are extremely satisfied with the service and the support that we received from Oracle. OCI offered us continuity because we were already using Oracle technology, so for us it was a natural move. Obviously, we compared various offers, the pricing, the service, but we concluded that OCI was the best choice.

Frédéric Dobbelstein

Founder, Blue One Management

Published: November 23, 2021