Benxi Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau is responsible for implementing and enforcing provincial and national laws, regulations, and policies related to labor, human resources, and social security.
The bureau faced increased demand in social security services and rising capital expenditures due to growing IT power consumption and maintenance requirements. To resolve these issues, it implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine—a powerful, highly available, and environmentally friendly cloud-based database platform. Oracle Exadata has significantly improved the processing speed for massive volumes of pension, employment, work-related injury, maternity, and healthcare insurance services data.
The bureau has increased by 50 times the speed at which employers’ social insurance payments can be processed. Interest accrual and pension transfers can also be processed 15 times faster, and data center costs have been reduced. The new private-cloud platform has also established a centralized, citywide human resources database that can provide lifetime services for residents in Benxi city.
The bureau needed a powerful, scalable, and highly available database solution to support its social security platform, which comprises a large number of systems containing massive volumes of data.
“Oracle Exadata Database Machine offers enhanced OLTP and OLAP capabilities, which helps us optimize our application systems to meet real-time transaction and data processing demands,” said Zhan Wei, deputy director, municipal social insurance administration, Benxi Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau. “Oracle Exadata’s redundancy features also ensure the high availability of all systems running on the platform.
“The centrally deployed private cloud database platform also means we no longer need to invest in designing high availability features for different applications, significantly lowering the total cost of ownership,” he added.
In October 2011, Oracle’s Exadata team began installing Oracle Exadata Database Machine
X2-2 HP Quarter Rack, two Oracle Database 11g nodes, and 36 high-performance 600GB hard disk drives.
Oracle Partner Neusoft then helped migrate the pension, employment, work-related injury, maternity, and healthcare insurance applications and databases to Oracle Exadata. The migration was completed in December 2011.
The cloud-based social security platform went live in January 2012.
Neusoft is one of China’s leading IT solutions and services providers. The Oracle Partner helped the bureau develop its cloud-based database platform using Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Neusoft also implemented its in-house social security application to help support Oracle’s range of hardware and software products running on the platform.
“Neusoft undertook a complex cloud database project and completed it efficiently and confidently,” said Wei. “The company’s extensive knowledge of Oracle technologies was a key factor in the project’s success. We were very impressed by the team’s work.”