ABL boosts op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency with Or­a­cle Ex­a­data Data­base Ma­chine

The Pak Banker - - FRONT PAGE -

KARACHI: Al­lied Bank Lim­ited (ABL), one of Pak­istan's lead­ing banks, has re­duced the crit­i­cal close of busi­ness (COB) pro­cess­ing time by as much as 50 per­cent with the suc­cess­ful de­ploy­ment of Or­a­cle Ex­a­data Data­base Ma­chine.

In ad­di­tion, the bank has been able to sim­plify its IT and ac­cel­er­ate its ex­pan­sion plans due to the so­lu­tion's abil­ity to scale. ABL was also able to boost its data pro­tec­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties at a re­duced to­tal cost of own­er­ship (TCO).

With its prior in­fra­struc­ture, ABL's core bank­ing ap­pli­ca­tion was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing scal­a­bil­ity is­sues, due to a high num­ber of trans­ac­tions in its Online Trans­ac­tion Pro­cess­ing (OLTP) sys­tem. This re­sulted in de­lays in gen­er­at­ing im­por­tant re­ports and made it dif­fi­cult for the bank's man­age­ment to make ef­fec­tive and timely de­ci­sions. The cost of scal­ing the ex­ist­ing so­lu­tion was another key con­cern for the bank as it sought to pur­sue ag­gres­sive ex­pan­sion plans. By im­ple­ment­ing Or­a­cle Ex­a­data, ABL was able to op­ti­mize its core bank­ing hard­ware in­fra­struc­ture and en­hance its OLTP pro­cess­ing. As a re­sult, it was able to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the pro­cess­ing time for COB tasks such as daily trans­ac­tion, cal­cu­lat­ing and post­ing in­ter­ests, rolling the bank date for­ward and pro­duc­tion of var­i­ous re­ports. "We had al­ready done work to op­ti­mize our core bank­ing ap­pli­ca­tion at the soft­ware level in or­der to im­prove OLTP and COB per­for­mance but the sys­tem still needed a boost," said Sohail Aziz, Chief - In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Group, Al­lied Bank. "By us­ing Or­a­cle Ex­a­data, we were able to shrink the time for crit­i­cal re­port­ing pro­cesses by as much as 50 per­cent and at a re­duced in­fra­struc­ture cost. From our eval­u­a­tion at that point in time, we found Or­a­cle Ex­a­data was the only so­lu­tion that could help us achieve the OLTP and COB per­for­mance re­quired."

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