CMA Small Systems confirms IFTS runs 3X better on the Oracle Database  Appliance


05 Dec'2016

CMA Small Systems confirms IFTS runs 3X better on the Oracle Database  Appliance

CMA Small Systems company -  a global provider of payment solutions for organizations working in the financial industry and a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced today about successful completion of the stress test of its banking application platform for instant payments (IFTS) on Oracle Database Appliance.

The main objective of IFTS platform stress test was evaluation of the platform performance in high flow payments mode and its stability for an extended period (24x7). Tests were conducted in FORS Solution Center on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) HW & SW platform provided by the "FORS Distribution" company. Standard set up of ODA platform included two servers each with a virtual machine for database in the RAC configuration and two virtual machines for application software. The testing revealed the system "bottlenecks" and IFTS system modules were optimized at peak loads. Thereafter IFTS system performance has a threefold increase.

The stress testing showed that Oracle Database Appliance provided high performance and reliability in 24x7 mode for IFTS system. Besides, the use of ODA platform helped to reduce maintenance costs for IFTS system thanks to the automated system of software updates for hardware, operating system and DBMS. It has been proved that Oracle Database Appliance allows to accelerate the deployment of the customer system, as the onsite installation procedures and settings of application software can be replaced by the predefined virtual machines that are created offsite by provider experts using the same platform.

A highly qualified team of “FORS Distribution” company experts helped to minimize the setting time of Oracle Database Appliance for IFTS tasks and in the process of testing it gave recommendations for increasing stability and performance of IFTS platform. “With the accumulated knowledge in the field of database technologies, as well as experience with the hardware and software systems, today we act for our partners and their customers as a professional expert in the use of Oracle Database Appliance - says Director of the "FORS Distribution" Andrey Tambovskiy, - The joint work with companies - software developers allows our partners to offer their customers proven and popular products, while providing a brand new level of accessibility. "

CMA Small Systems AB is a Swedish solution provider of payment systems such as  Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) & Bulk Clearing and Settlement Systems (ACH) for Central banks; Automated Trading Systems for Exchanges; Depository and Settlement (CDS) solutions for nationwide financial institutions; Instant Funds Transfer & Transaction Management Systems. These systems are based on best-of-breed infrastructure products from leading vendors and software application products based on industry standards. CMA Small Systems is represented with offices in Sweden, France, Canada, and Russia. Market activities focus on Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Middle East. Company head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

"FORS Distribution" is a platinum partner and distributor of Oracle. The company has the official status of the Oracle Database Appliance Specialized Partner, which confirms the company's leading expertise for these vendor’s technologies. Hardware-software platform Oracle Database Appliance, as well as all optimized Oracle Engineered Systems, help organizations to simplify the transition to a cloud environment. Within the cloud program of SkyFORS "FORS Distribution" partners have an opportunity to organize and deliver a variety of cloud services for the Oracle Database Appliance maintenance - such as data backup and recovery, Standby support and DR configurations for databases and applications.

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) - software and hardware components that are optimized to work with databases and applications. In 2016, Oracle Corporation announced a significant expansion of the product line of the Oracle Database Appliance.

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