IDDEEA is the government organization responsible for storing data required for processing citizens’ identification numbers, identity cards, drivers’ licenses, biometric passports, vehicle registrations, and other identification documents in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
IDDEEA carried out proofs of concept (POC) on Oracle Exadata and top-range platforms from long-term IT suppliers IBM and HP. Oracle Exadata delivered speeds of between 3x and 10x faster than IBM Power 6 Series servers and HP Itanium. The POC also demonstrated that IDDEEA could deploy Oracle Exadata more quickly than competitors’ systems, with Oracle requiring fewer DBA hours for maintenance and providing faster time to value.
"Oracle Exadata Database Machine comes pre-engineered to support our 50% year-on-year growth with unrivalled performance, stability, and resilience," said Sancanin. "Its out-of-the-box implementation makes it unmatched for deployment speed, time to value, and cost of ownership."
IDDEEA’s IT team implemented Oracle Exadata and completed the hardware installation, migration of database and applications, and deployment of the technology required to produce biometric ID cards in three months. Experts from the Oracle Solution Center provided guidance on setting up Oracle Exadata. A team from Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services assisted in installing and configuring the stack to IDDEEA’s needs and continues to work with Oracle Platinum Services to provide proactive system monitoring.
"Oracle Exadata comes pre-assembled, pretuned, and ready to go,” Sancanin said. “We went live over a weekend, with minimal downtime, which avoided interference with customer-facing activities."
Oracle Partner Nites helped IDDEEA migrate data from the legacy platform to Oracle Exadata, and provided licenses and technical support. The company’s expertise in delivering integrated solutions helped IDDEEA complete the migration in 28 days, three days ahead of schedule.
"Nites complemented our own expertise and helped us carry out the implementation without disruption to our day-to-day work, " Sancanin said.