ValueOptions Deploys High-Performance, Engineered Database System to Support Mixed Workloads and Increasing Data Growth

ValueOptions Deploys High-Performance, Engineered Database System to Support Mixed Workloads and Increasing Data Growth

ValueOptions Inc., the nation’s largest independent behavioral healthcare and wellness company, specializes in management of all behavioral issues, as well as mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. The company’s work is driven by its guiding principle of improving behavioral health with clinically appropriate and cost-effective solutions. ValueOptions has 30 million members, spanning Fortune 500 companies; federal, state, and local governments; national and regional health plans; trust and labor groups; and universities and other academic institutions.

ValueOptions uses Oracle Database for a data warehouse and reporting solution. Due to its expanding client base and corresponding data growth—20% in 2009, 35% in 2010, and 50% in 2011—the data warehouse and storage and performance requirements have increased. In addition, the company’s customers need the ability to make better, faster use of data through reporting and analytics.

The deployment of an Oracle Exadata Half Rack at its primary site and an Oracle Exadata Quarter Rack at a secondary site, using Oracle Data Guard for replication, was achieved in just over a week.




A word from ValueOptions Inc.

  • “We were challenged to implement a very large, new customer portfolio in unprecedented time—45 days. To pull it off successfully we needed an innovative, proven, well-performing solution. Oracle Exadata distinguished itself in our benchmarking trials as an ideal platform for this data warehousing requirement” – Shaun Costello, VP Information Technology, ValueOptions Inc.

  • Scale to support behavioral health data volumes which grew by 20% in 2009, 35% in 2010, and 50% in 2011
  • Enable the company to access analytical information quickly and provide customers with real-time data that helps them make faster, more effective decisions that improve employee mental health programs
  • Provide a dependable backup strategy and simplify support


Oracle Product and Services

  • Implemented a data warehouse and an on-line transaction processing application onto Oracle Exadata Database Machine to provide scalability, reliability, and the redundancy needed to support skyrocketing behavioral health data volume
  • Supported up to 200 concurrent users, with the high-performance system, which enables members to quickly access information about programs and health plans, as well as find doctors, providers, clinics, and services
  • Enabled more in-depth analyses of member benefits, member usage, and usage of providers to better tailor managed-care services to meet customer needs
  • Established a one-stop shop for the single system, simplifying support processes