Federal Taxation Service, a government agency of the Russian Federation reporting directly to the Ministry of Finance, is responsible for interpreting and enforcing Russian fiscal legislation; registering legal entities and individuals; licensing alcohol, tobacco, and gambling businesses; and ensuring full and timely payment of all taxes and levies due to the state. With headquarters in Moscow, the Federal Taxation Service operates nine regional offices that oversee major taxpayers and a wide network of local tax offices. The agency works closely with many international tax organizations, including the Intra-European Organization of Tax Administrations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
“Unlike Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Exadata Database Machine can handle huge data volumes, thanks to its Hybrid Columnar Compression feature. Besides, we have all the hardware in one place and don’t need to deal with as many servers,” said Ildar Abdullin, head of IT department, Federal Taxation Service.
The Federal Taxation Service and Oracle Platinum Partner IBS tested Oracle Exadata Database Machine in Edinburgh, Scotland, by emulating its four most demanding business processes and a high number of users. Oracle Exadata performed extremely well, and the Federal Taxation Service started pilot deployment. IBS deployed, configured, and patched Exadata Database Machine within a month, working with Oracle Premier Support to resolve minor implementation issues. IBS is now assisting the Federal Taxation Service with full system rollout.