IRCE manufactures windings (enamelled wires) for electrical machines, and insulated cables used for conveying energy. The company operates three plants in Italy—at Imola, Guglionesi, and Umbertide. It also has two subsidiaries in the Netherlands and England. IRCE has been listed on stock exchanges since 1996.
To make manufacturing processes more efficient, IRCE wanted to update its use of Oracle Enterprise One (Standard Edition). In addition, it needed to update an inadequate, obsolete, and disparate data infrastructure, based on Microsoft server clusters with different databases operating on multiple platforms, all which no longer met requirements for scalability and flexibility. To these ends, IRCE deployed a single, integrated hardware and software solution, Oracle Database Appliance to provide extensive security controls and high availability, while simplifying implementation and reducing maintenance costs.
IRCE chose Oracle Database Appliance because it is a complete, engineered system including server, software, networking, and storage in a single package with a competitive price-to-performance ratio. The company considered other solutions, including IBM and Linux clusters, each which would have been more complex and costly to implement and maintain.
IRCE completed the implementation very quickly, in fewer than two hours.
As technical partner, Oracle partner Mediamente S.r.l. helped design the software architecture for the new system.