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By running Oracle Database 12c with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, we gained the ability to accelerate query performance by 4x and update data 2x faster. The integrated database platform also supported seamless data migration and minimized disruption to our manufacturing operations.
Lion Corporation is Japan’s largest manufacturer of oral care and a wide range of beauty care and household products, including toothpastes, shampoos, body care, and laundry detergent products. It also sells over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, such as aspirin and cold medicine, through a licensing agreement with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb. Its goal is to deliver quality products and contribute to the environment, and its customers' cleanliness, health, comfort.
After replacing Teradata, Lion Corporation had been using Oracle Exadata V2 for multiple applications, including SAP, production management, and business intelligence. Due to increasing POS data volume and the relocation of its data center, Lion wanted to upgrade its legacy Oracle Exadata to support better analysis and eliminate the failure of transporting hardware.
We upgraded to Oracle Exadata because of its superior performance and capacity on-demand licensing model, giving us the flexibility to support future growth. Oracle Database 12c also helped to ensure seamless migration and minimize disruption to businesses.
Lion Corporation upgraded its database platform with Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Exadata X5-2 and adopted Oracle Database Options including Oracle Multitenant and Oracle Database In-Memory to enable faster analysis and ensure seamless migration of business applications. With assistance from Oracle, Lion Corporation completed the project in less than four months and went live smoothly with the new platform.
Founded in 1891, Lion Corporation manufactures and sells oral care products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, and other daily living products—ranging from toiletries to consumer household goods, cooking aids, and pharmaceutical products. It operates six sales offices, four manufacturing plants, and two research institutes locally. Lion Corporation also expanded its business in several Asian countries to promote healthy and comfortable lifestyles in the region.
Oracle Partner, SCSK Corporation worked as the system integrator for Lion Corporation’s Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database 12c upgrade project.
“SCSK provided us the most efficient and cost-effective migration plan. With its strong expertise in SAP applications, we quickly resolved various licensing and installation issues as we were the first company in Japan to migrate databases for SAP applications into Oracle Database 12c,” Murakami said.