NXP Semiconductors N.V. is a global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries. Founded in 2006 and formerly a division of Philips, the company provides high-performance, mixed-signal, and standard product solutions that use its leading expertise in radio frequency, analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer, and computing applications. NXP invests more than US$550 million per year in research and development and has approximately 11,000 issued and pending patents.
NXP operated SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 10g. The company had scheduled a data center migration with change of hardware and operating system, and upgrades for the database and SAP ERP. Nevertheless, using traditional approaches with native SAP tools (r3load), it would have taken approximately 20 hours to migrate 7.5 terabytes (TB) of SAP application data stored in Oracle Databases. As a 24/7 manufacturer of electronic products used in automotive, lighting, aerospace, computing, and many other applications and industries—such as chips, sensors, and diodes—NXP needed to keep the SAP systems up-and-running, with only minimal downtime during migration because business processes would otherwise have been interrupted.
Upgrading to Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 11g based on proven Oracle methods and using O2O (Oracle-to-Oracle) Transition Services, NXP estimated that it completed the migration twice as fast as it would have using native SAP tools. It also reduced the required storage space for the company’s SAP application data by approximately 50%, while shortening total database downtime from hours to minutes.
“We did not even consider other suppliers when preparing for this project. This was due, in part, to the short-term schedule, but also to the excellent relations between NXP and Oracle, and the fact that O2O Transition Services are available for all operating systems and are fully hardware-independent―a key benefit for this project,” said Marion Fokkinga.