Oracle SuperCluster enabled us to package our server, storage, and networking all in one. Oracle SPARC T5-2 and Oracle SuperCluster improved the performance and throughput of our Medicaid management information system and gave us headroom to turn on additional capacity. We can accommodate spikes easily and scale with growing claims numbers our customers need to process.
CNSI delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing solutions to a diverse base of federal, state, and local government agencies and commercial enterprises. The company has a presence in more than 10 cities, including a research and development center in Maryland and a center for technology and innovation in India.
CNSI has developed a strong presence in the healthcare sector as a leader in developing, implementing, and operating leading-edge technology solutions that modernize healthcare administration systems. It was the first company to implement a web-centric Medicaid management information system (MMIS), and continues to lead the way in addressing the many challenges that exist in the healthcare landscape by being the first in the nation to embark on developing an automated real-time and cloud MMIS. The company also delivers mobile applications that provide ready access to health benefits, cloud systems that enable more efficient processing of medical claims, and solutions that can eliminate improper billing and reduce waste, leading to better care, better health, and lower costs.
CNSI selected Oracle solutions for several reasons. First, is the fact that Oracle SuperCluster contains hardware and software designed to work together—optimizing Oracle Database performance dramatically.
We wanted a solution that would optimally run our Oracle software, including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s Siebel applications. Oracle solutions delivered on every front. Oracle SuperCluster provided storage network and processing all in one appliance, which helped boost throughput in our database tier. Oracle SuperCluster, SPARC servers, and Oracle Solaris enabled us to virtualize, consolidate, and scale to meet the needs of our customers and terms of contracts. Additionally, security is critical when dealing with health-related data. Oracle Solaris ZFS’s data virtualization capabilities enable true separation of data sets, which is essential for us.
CNSI deployed Oracle SuperCluster, SPARC servers, and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance for its Medicaid system customers in three states, and was one of the first organizations in the healthcare industry to implement it. The company was also at the forefront of Oracle Exadata adoption, with systems running for three years with no issues. By 2017, the company plans to have four Oracle SuperCluster production environments in operation and bring several additional Oracle SuperCluster-based development environments online.
In addition, the company is backing up Oracle SuperCluster to Oracle ZFS Storage, benefitting from the storage system’s DRAM-centric Hybrid Storage Pools architecture and high-speed InfiniBand networking technology to accelerate the process.