Thanks to the vision of our R&D teams, Amadeus is able to demonstrate both the commitment and results to ensure the future success of our customers.
In 2011, the European Commission ranked Amadeus' investment in research and development technologies for use in the travel sector during 2010 (nearly €326m) as the largest in Europe by total research & development investment in both the computer services category and the travel and tourism sectors. Our overall ranking rose 11 places since the 2010 EC report.
Software development for the replacement of proprietary environments with open systems will be completed by the end of 2012 and the phase-out of the legacy platform will take place in 2013. We will be the first IT provider to the airline industry which has all its systems on open source software and fully replaced proprietary environments with open systems: approximately 60% of the systems will use Linux and 40% will use Unix.
Amadeus has developed one of the best fare search engines in the world. It is powered by unique algorithms from operations research and can handle travel queries from all around the globe. Today, Amadeus offers the fastest, most sophisticated fare search system in the world. This year, we launched Amadeus Extreme search, an intuitive search solution that revolutionises the way consumers search online - both on the web and on mobile devices - and focuses on the traveller and their natural thought process. The technology leverages the Amadeus Massive Computation platform and processes billions of results based on the traveller query. Our massive processing of big data has started to provide real-time deep insights into travel.
Amadeus is the world's leading IT partner for the airline industry. We have proven our capacity to deliver jumbo-sized projects and to seamlessly migrate critical customer systems over to Amadeus' state-of-the-art solutions. As an example, we migrated ten airlines to our Departure Control System, and ten more are scheduled for 2012 including Cathay Pacific, SAS and Singapore Airlines.
This year, we deployed our new generation of web-based front-office for travel agencies - Selling Platform Connect - and exploited synergies to roll-out a new front-office solution for airlines, Altéa Reservation Desktop.
In the hotel segment, DHM (Dynamique Hotels Management), was the first hotel chain to fully deploy the Amadeus Hotel Platform, our centralised above-property solution combining central reservation, global distribution and property management system into a fully integrated platform.
Amadeus is the global leader in online travel technology and corporate travel management solutions. We service over 260 airline websites in more than 110 countries and power the self-booking websites of 6,000 corporations. Amadeus is the world's largest processor of online bookings, with half of the world's top 50 airlines using the Amadeus e-Commerce airline suite. We serve over 500 million page views every month and seven million unique visitors every day.