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The Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina (Santa Catarina Court of Justice), the judicial branch in Santa Catarina state, works to improve delivery of judicial services in the region. The court maintains records for 2 million legal cases, and it has updated its IT structure to more efficiently manage open cases. Many of its files have been digitized, and new cases are now initiated in digital format to improve processing and facilitate authorized internal and external access to them.
Document digitalization and the use of digital certification led to a four-fold increase in the size of the court’s database, resulting in performance problems. To resolve this issue, the court migrated its core applications—including systems for legal case management, judicial deposit financial control, its jurisprudence database, and Diário da Justiça Eletrônica (Electronic Justice Daily) publication―to Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Half Rack.
With this implementation, the court improved application performance by 90% and reduced costs of hardware and management by 30%,when compared to its legacy infrastructure. In addition, it reduced the time needed to generate reports on the productivity of the court’s 450 judges, from two hours to 20 seconds. Further, Oracle Exadata Database Machine made it easier and faster for judges, prosecutors, and government officials to access important case information.
“Oracle Exadata Database Machine ensured a 30% savings in acquisition and maintenance costs for the data management platform, compared to the legacy storage and server model we had been using. Our technical team will never give up Oracle Exadata Database Machine. We are very satisfied with it, and, in our opinion, it is the best solution on the market,” said Renato Chierighini, Data Administration Division Chief, Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina.
Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina worked with Oracle Partner Samaia IT to implement Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
“The Samaia IT team was very committed to making everything work right. They went beyond what the contract required. Samaia IT was a true partner,” said Renato Chierighini, data administration division chief, Tribunal de Justiça de Santa Catarina (Santa Catarina Court of Justice).