Kiman Solutions Gets 40x Faster Performance for Enterprise Resource Planning Suite with Database Machine
 
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Kiman Solutions Gets 40x Faster Performance for Enterprise Resource Planning Suite with Database Machine

  • Oracle Customer:  Kiman Solutions
    Location:  São Paulo, Brazil
    Industry:  High Technology
    Employees:  100
    Annual Revenue:  Under $100 Million

Kiman Solutions is a Brazilian technology company and leader in IT solutions for the insurance and pension markets. Founded in 2004, the company’s flagship product is the Kiprev Suite—an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution approved for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and available on several platforms, such as Oracle Linux 5.5, Oracle Solaris 11, and more recently, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, which is the engineered system on which the company conducted a proof of concept (POC) test for one of the largest banks in the country. With this three-week project, Kiman Solutions could show prospects that they would have access to a top-rated solution with the capacity to support large processing volumes.

Kiman Solutions used Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Half Rack to create a remote testing environment that included equivalent data to match the volume of all of the country’s private pension market information to ensure that the platform had the capacity to handle the customer’s volume. At the same time, using Oracle Exadata, Kiman Solutions processed 80,000 new pension certificates per day in just six hours with a gain in processing speed of between 24x and 40x, compared with a mainframe’s performance, depending on software used. In addition, the solution enabled Kiman Solutions to reduce backup and information access times, due to the innovative storage technology of Oracle Exadata’s Flash Cache.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Kiman Solutions

  • “The decision to use Oracle Exadata Database Machine in this project has simplified data management. It enabled us to use a single technology vendor for all elements of the solution, and, more important, use a single system. During proof-of-concept testing, we processed daily transactions—such as policy generation, billing, and financial reserve updates—using a data volume equivalent to the volume for new pensions and private funds throughout Brazil. Oracle Exadata Database Machine completed this in just six hours by boosting performance up to 40x, strengthening our position in the financial market as a cutting-edge solution provider.” – Marcus Rangel, Infrastructure Manager, Kiman Solutions

  • Launch the company’s Kiprev solution on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, expanding the range of options for its financial, insurance, and pension customers
  • Demonstrate to strategic prospects Oracle Exadata’s capacity to process large volumes of data with high performance, scalability, and security
  • Reduce maintenance costs for database and storage environments, improving this kind of solution’s total cost of ownership (TCO) for financial markets, which normally process large data volumes and require high availability
  • Demonstrate Oracle Exadata’s high online transaction processing (OLTP) capacity, which accelerates processing and response speeds while speeding up information backup, thus eliminating the risk of interruptions

Solutions

Oracle Product and Services

  • Implemented and tested, Kiprev processes, such as policy generation, billing, and financial reserve update process, during which two modules increased processing speeds to generate 12 policies per second, compared to the previous 0.5 per second, and the performance of a third module increased by 40x
  • Demonstrated how quickly and simply migration to Oracle Exadata Database Machine is, as it took just five days to deploy Oracle Exadata Database Machine because it comes preconfigured and integrated
  • Enabled the company to administer the database of 2 million bank-prospect policies—using a data volume equivalent to the entire Brazilian insurance market’s 5 million policies and processing this volume in less than six hours
  • Simplified administration of the environment through a consolidated platform that provides financial market customers with the option of replacing their expensive mainframe systems to reduce TCO
  • Tested the innovative Exadata Smart Flash Cache storage technology, providing faster data access—with a capacity 10x greater and 100x faster, compared with the previous technology

Why Oracle

“Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only solution on the market capable of processing this information load. The OLTP Compression is a new functionality that we used in this test, and we got an excellent result. We also highlighted Exadata Smart Flash Cache technology, a great feature that greatly sped up access to stored information. Oracle Exadata is a preconfigured and integrated solution, enabling simpler administration and therefore a reduced TCO—which is an important factor when offering solutions to our customers,” said Marcus Rangel, infrastructure manager, Kiman Solutions.

Implementation Process

The implementation process was quite simple and the project took a total of five weeks—from preparation to testing. Kiman Solutions installed Kiprev on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 HP Half Rack platform, located remotely in Oracle’s laboratories. The company immediately imported market data from the database to begin the approval stage, which counted on the simulation of OLTP processes, creating 5 million new policies.

“It was possible to see how Oracle Exadata simplified data installation and administration, enabling us to process this large volume of information while also improving performance,” Rangel said.