Part of the European Directories Group, Fonecta is a Finnish company offering search, telephone directory, and Yellow Pages services for consumers, as well as digital media and customer relationship management services for enterprises.
Fonecta, which has 100,000 enterprise customers, provides consumer search services by phone, on the web, and via mobile applications. Users access Fonecta’s consumer search services 2.5 million times a day and 30 times per second.
Fonecta selected Oracle Exadata Database Machine because of its positive experience with Oracle Database, on which the company had built a legacy business system.
“We used Oracle Database for 15 years and were confident in its performance and reliability. We were in the market for new hardware, and Oracle Exadata Database Machine, with its optimized software and hardware, was a clear choice for us,” said Tapio Lautanala, IT manager, database team, Fonecta.
Fonecta installed Oracle Exadata Database Machine at the end of June 2012, migrated data to Exadata without problems, and was live by September 2012.
Fonecta retained Miracle Finland to configure Oracle Exadata Database Machine and migrate databases to the engineered system.
“We selected Miracle Finland because of its expertise with Oracle Exadata,” Lautanala said.
“Exadata has been a very stable and scalable platform for Fonecta’s databases. The Oracle Exadata installation and database migration from the previous three-node Oracle Real Application Clusters environment was a straightforward process. Fonecta’s databases have performed extremely well on Oracle Exadata with very little tuning,” said Tuomas Pystynen, database consultant, Miracle Finland.