3.5 Billion Chinese Travelers. Just One Ticketing System.

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Published on March 4, 2014

Author: goPivotal

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How the world's largest railway handled billions of online sales using Pivotal GemFire.

Chunyun represents the LARGEST MIGRATION of humans on the planet 3.6 8% increase BILLION Expected passenger trips in 2014 258 MILLION Expected trips by train in 2014 200 million increase Chunyun, “Spring Festival Transport”, begins Jan. 16 and lasts until Feb. 24th. The most important night is Jan. 31, when travelers gather with their families to celebrate the Chinese New Year. China’s railway is the LARGEST NATIONALIZED RAILWAY in the world. CHINA (PRC) RUSSIA INDIA 50,000 km 100,000 km China: 98,000 km in 2012, increased by 5,500 km in 2013. Russia: 87,157 km 2011. India: 65,000 km 2012. www.12306.cn hosts CRC’s online ticketing system. Train tickets go on sale 25 days before travel online and over the telephone. Train stations and ticket agents begin selling tickets 23 days ahead. 2012 Spring Festival Travel Peak Statistics 20 million people visit the site each day 1.4 billion page views per day (during peak) 40k visits per second 15k tickets sold per minute 5 BILLION Passengers by 2020 For this year’s Chunyun: 154.62 million train tickets have been sold... A year on year increase of 20.3% Key Peak Statistics Train tickets to major cities sold out in Jan 9, 2014 20 5 17 SECONDS Dec 2013 MILLION Tickets sold on website MILLION Registered users logged by Jan 15, 2014 JANUARY 6-7, 2014 The national government estimates: 7 980 MILLION THOUSAND Will take trains on these days Are expected to use these services in Beijing alone Due to online ticket GROWTH & DEMAND CRC turned to to build their next generation platform. PIVOTAL ENABLED THE CRC TO: 75 x Reduce query time from 15 to 0.2 seconds, speeding up queries by 75 times Improve throughput from 3-400 queries per second to tens of thousands China Railways will use Pivotal GemFire & Hadoop to store... More than a 10-20 of ticket data more information SINGLE MONTH TIMES ...allowing travelers to buy tickets even earlier. www.gopivotal.com CONTACT US info@gopivotal.com TWITTER @GoPivotal LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/company/gopivotal SOURCE China Railways Corporation

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