Case Study: Phone Call Surveillance With CopperEye Greenwich on Sun Fire X4540 Server

Rainer Walter, August 2008


This document describes the results of using the CopperEye Greenwich Server software on a Sun Fire X4540 server running the Solaris 10 Operating System. CopperEye Greenwich software is designed for fast retrieval of records located in flat data files.

In this case study, phone call data for a telecommunications company was stored and analyzed according to regulations. The case study demonstrated that CopperEye Greenwich Server and Sun Fire X4540 server can deliver fast data processing and querying performance. In cases where both the type and character of business data and the analysis of business data match some criteria, such a solution can deliver performance comparable to the "traditional" approach based on an RDBMS, or even surpass it, at much lower cost.

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  • Summary
  • Introduction
    • Business Case: Managing Large Volumes of Data Generated Daily
    • Scope of This Case Study
    • Audience
  • The CopperEye Greenwich Software
    • Description of the Software
    • Architecture
  • Methodology
    • Hardware and Software Components
    • Testing Procedure
    • Analysis of the Test Results
  • Usage Scenario: Phone Call Surveillance
    • Objective and Requirements
    • Model Simulation
  • Results and Discussion
    • Disk Space
    • Ingestion Rate
    • Query Response Time
    • Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • ZFS File System Setup
    • Test Settings
    • Test Results: Average Query Response Times in Detail
    • Query Response Times -- Extrapolation to Larger Result Sets
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Revision History

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