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.
“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.
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.