Paragon Data GmbH acts as an IT service provider that runs the data center for its parent company Deutsche Buchhandelsholding (German Booktrade Holding), which markets renowned book labels, such as Weltbild Plus and Hugendubel. Paragon Data required a high-performance, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to support its parent company’s 900 bookstores.
To meet these requirements, it selected and deployed Oracle’s technology stack—including Oracle Database 11g, Enterprise Edition on Oracle Linux, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Partitioning. Today, Paragon Data is known for its profitable, secure, and cost-effective outsourcing solutions, such as server hosting and housing, within the IT services market.
Paragon Data consolidated its legacy IT environments into one high-performance eight-node Oracle Real Application Clusters instance, which significantly improved performance, while reducing its IT management costs by 30 % to 40 %.
Paragon Data has counted Oracle as a strategic partner since 2003, when the company deployed its ERP environment—unique to the book trade industry—based on Oracle Database.
“We believe Oracle is the technology leader—in particular for database performance and scalability—which is vitally important to us. Where it makes sense, we want to offer our customers the most modern technology possible, and Oracle enables us to meet this goal while ensuring high availability and stability,” said Christian Trieb, senior database administrator, Paragon Data GmbH.
Oracle also offers the complete technology stack—spanning the operating system, database, and management system levels, as well as back-up and virtualization layers. This approach streamlines support and system management.
“Thanks of Oracle’s top technology, we are in a position to provide excellent database services for our customers,” said Udo Würtz, managing partner, Paragon Data GmbH.