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Amadeus and Open Source software go back many years, though 2011 was particularly important. It was the year The Open Source Initiative was launched, creating a dedicated infrastructure to support Open Source development and community building.
Now, Open Source has gone from being a vision and ambition, to a necessity for all IT companies. This is more than evident with the backing of IT giants the likes of Google, Netflix and Facebook, and can be rooted to the numerous benefits it brings, which include:
with this idea, with survey results showing that 55% of companies believe Open Source delivers superior security when lined up against proprietary solutions.
There is continued debate about the merits of Open Source versus ‘closed’ software approaches, but it’s clear that Open Source offers a range of unique benefits, allowing companies to innovate quickly, securely, and in a cost-effective way.
Open Source software is fundamental to Amadeus’ cloud computing vision and it benefits customers in a multitude of ways, including improved response time and resilience of Amadeus’ core computing functions; the ability to host third party applications via software APIs; and improved time-to-market. You will learn more about how we use Open Source within Amadeus in the coming weeks on our blog.