AMX Argentina SA, also known as Claro Argentina, is the leading wireless communications company in Argentina, with more than 20 million customers, and the largest global system for mobile communications (GSM) and 3G cellular network. Its 3G technology network spans more than 550 cities in Argentina.
Claro Argentina is a wholly owned subsidiary of América Móvil, SAB de CV traded on multiple markets as BMV: AMX: AMX [NYSE: AMX]. [NASDAQ: AMOV] [LATIBEX: XAMXL] is a leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, with operations in 18 countries in the Americas. It operates under the Claro brand in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay.
“We knew that Oracle Exadata Database Machine was very good, and we had no doubt that we were always going to choose it,” said Gustavo Varisco, systems architect, Claro Argentina. “We have had so much experience with Oracle that even though other providers approached us, we didn’t consider them as an option. Our bond with Oracle is so strong that we didn’t think it made sense to start again,” Varisco said.
“Oracle Exadata is not just powerful hardware. It has internal components—such as Smart Scan, which allows users to filter information when it is stored, and Smart Flash Cache—that change the philosophy of database use. Oracle Exadata demonstrates Oracle’s data intelligence,” Varisco said.
Claro Argentina purchased Oracle Exadata Database Machine from Oracle Argentina, which conducted a device preconfiguration to meet Claro’s requirements. The company used an in-house developed tool and completed the migration from Oracle Database using staff resources. “We have a lot of awareness about Oracle and Exadata, which is why we made adjustments internally, using Oracle Tuning Pack,” Varisco said.
“We achieved our expectations, transferring 100 TB from the database in three months. Seven people worked on this migration project, including five architecture specialists and two business-logic experts,” Varisco said.