Oracle Press Release

100 Million Subscriber Performance Test of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine Breaks Performance Records

Test Demonstrates the Combined Ability of Oracle Hardware and Software to Meet the Communications Industry’s Most Demanding Rating, Billing and Invoicing Requirements

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 19, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today released the results of a performance test demonstrating that Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) 7.4 running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 can deliver unprecedented performance and scalability for communications service providers aiming to consolidate multiple billing environments, process large transaction volumes and render bills faster, whether online or in printed form.
In this performance test, Oracle achieved the best ever throughput performance for Oracle Communications BRM. With a single rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Communications BRM was able to rate, discount and update balances for more than 50,000 Call Detail Records (CDRs) per second.(1) At this rate, a communications service provider using this configuration could process 2 billion CDRs in less than 12 hours.
Oracle Communications BRM achieved processing speeds of more than 2,500 bills per second(2) suggesting a service provider could complete the billing process for 100 million subscribers in less than 11 hours. This result is 21 percent faster than previous Oracle performance test results for Oracle Communications BRM running on IBM Power System 570 servers(3).
Oracle Communications BRM achieved throughput of more than 4,600 detailed invoices per second.(4) At this rate, a service provider could complete the invoicing process for 100 million subscribers in less than six hours. This result is more than two times faster than previous Oracle performance test results for Oracle Communications BRM running on IBM Power System 570 servers.(5)
Oracle Communications BRM with Exadata can greatly simplify production deployments at a fraction of the cost of traditional technology. With the combined Database server and Storage server within an Exadata, the cost associated with a separate SAN storage of 10TB capacity – in this particular performance test – has been eliminated.
Designed for extreme high performance transactional abilities, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine has achieved support of up to 50 million subscribers per Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) node(6), compared to IBM Power System 570 servers, which demonstrated support of up to 8.5 million subscribers per Oracle RAC node in performance test results.(7) Service providers using the Oracle Exadata Database Machine can easily accommodate rapid subscriber growth with minimal hardware upgrades.

Supporting Quotes

“The performance test of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 on Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 demonstrates the power of our integrated hardware and software solution to scale to meet ever increasing data and subscriber demands in the communications industry,” said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications.

Supporting Resources

About Oracle Communications

Only Oracle’s software and systems span the communications industry technology landscape –from carrier-grade servers, storage and IT infrastructure, to mission-critical business and operational support systems and service delivery platforms; from business intelligence applications and retail point-of-sale solutions to the Java platform running on more than two billion mobile and handheld devices.  Oracle helps 100 of the world's top 100 service providers innovate and exploit new business models, build strong, profitable customer relationships, and streamline operations. For more information, visit http://www.oracle.com/us/industries/communications/index.html

About Oracle Exadata

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) provides the most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems in the world. For more information about Oracle, visit oracle.com

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Footnotes

1. “100 Million Subscriber Performance Test Whitepaper: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8,” Oracle, April 2011

2. “100 Million Subscriber Performance Test Whitepaper: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8,” Oracle, April 2011

3. “Performance and Scalability Benchmark: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management on IBM Power System 570 Server, IBM System Storage DS8300, and AIX 6.1,” Oracle and IBM, January 2009

4. “100 Million Subscriber Performance Test Whitepaper: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8,” Oracle, April 2011

5. “Performance and Scalability Benchmark: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management on IBM Power System 570 Server, IBM System Storage DS8300, and AIX 6.1,” Oracle and IBM, January 2009

6. “100 Million Subscriber Performance Test Whitepaper: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management 7.4 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8,” Oracle, April 2011

7. “Performance and Scalability Benchmark: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management on IBM Power System 570 Server, IBM System Storage DS8300, and AIX 6.1,” Oracle and IBM, January 2009

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