China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Xinjiang Branch (China Telecom Xinjiang Branch) is a branch of China Telecom located in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, supervising 16 China Telecom subsidiaries at regional, prefecture, and city levels; two specialized subsidiaries; six directly-affiliated units, and 88 county subsidiaries.
China Telecom is the world’s largest code division multiple access mobile phone operator and provider of wireline telecommunications and broadband internet and information services, providing local wireline access to 163 million users, cable broadband to more than 90 million users, and mobile phone services to 161 million users. In 2012, China Telecom had about 305,000 employees and operating revenue of approximately US$44.74 billion.
China Telecom Xinjiang Branch was determined to resolve problems associated with complex data processing and consolidation, including saturation of its ODS system’s capacity and corresponding decline in performance. A fast, sophisticated, and reliable ODS system was critical in supporting strategic and informed business decision-making.
After conducting a thorough evaluation and comparison of available IT platforms, China Telecom Xinjiang Branch chose Oracle Exadata Database Machine because it offered impressive advantages over the solutions offered by other vendors in performance, deployment speed, ongoing management and maintenance, power consumption, and space requirements.
“Oracle Exadata has effectively solved the performance bottleneck inherent in our ODS system. It has increased overall data processing capacity by 5x, radically solved the deceleration in data collection and processing caused by system capacity saturation, and provided a high-performance, highly scalable, and low-cost technical architecture to support future development,” said Shan Guofeng, director of maintenance, Center of Enterprise Information Department, China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Xinjiang Branch.
In February 2011, with the help of Oracle partner Beijing HT Horizon Service Co. Ltd. (Beijing HT Horizon), China Telecom Xinjiang Branch began to use a 1/4 rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine to replace an HP rp 7640 server and EMC DMX3 storage system. In June 2011, China Telecom Xinjiang Branch completed the hardware and software installation, application deployment, data transfer, and performance testing, and it put the system into production.
China Telecom Xinjiang Branch worked closely with Beijing HT Horizon in implementing the hardware upgrade to the ODS data sharing platform and optimizing the enterprise data architecture. Beijing HT Horizon supplied and installed the hardware and software, coordinated related resources, and undertook testing and debugging prior to final deployment.
“In 2011 China Telecom Xinjiang Branch awarded Beijing HT Horizon the title of Excellent Supplier to recognize its consistent delivery of professional, high-quality services. Beijing HT Horizon has demonstrated its commitment by finding a practical solution to the data processing and consolidation issues that have puzzled China Telecom Xinjiang Branch for some years,” said Guofeng.