Published on 26-Jul-2012
"We’ve realized a 20 - 40 percent increase in database performance and 40 - 50 percent increase in DBA productivity with our latest DB2 upgrade." - Mr. Jitendra Ravetkar, IT Head, Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., Pune
Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., Pune
IBM Business Partner:
Infrasoft Technologies Limited
As JSBL, Pune implemented its core banking system for online banking and related back office processes, performance and availability of the underlying infrastructure was critical as any outages or delays could be visible to customers and lead to customer dissatisfaction. Through its work with IBM Business Partner, Infrasoft Technologies, and use of IBM hardware, software and middleware, the bank reduced downtime by nearly 99.9 percent and can now deliver near real-time data for management information server reports.
JSBL, Pune sought to implement a core banking system for online banking and related back office processes, such as fund transfers. Performance and availability of the underlying infrastructure was critical as any outages or delays could be visible to customers and lead to customer dissatisfaction.
InfrasoftTech helped the bank implement its OMNIEnterprise core banking solution on an integrated, optimized platform from IBM, including hardware, software and middleware. The bank selected IBM DB2® over Oracle Database due to its exceptional performance and scalability, and lower licensing costs. DB2 HADR provided bank managers with near real-time data for MIS reports and reduced system downtime from 8 - 12 hours to less than 60 seconds.
Improved performance by 20 - 40 percent and increased DBA productivity by 40 - 50 percent with DB2 upgrade Provided near real-time data for MIS reports and reduced downtime by nearly 99.9 percent Reclaimed 15 - 20 percent of disk space with data compression
Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd., Pune (JSBL, Pune) is a leading cooperative bank in the state of Maharashtra, India. Currently ranked fifth among cooperative banks in India, JSBL, Pune serves more than 10 million people.
In 2005, JSBL, Pune sought to implement a core banking system for online banking and related back office processes, such as fund transfers. Performance and availability of the underlying infrastructure was critical as any outages or delays could be visible to customers and lead to customer dissatisfaction.
JSBL, Pune worked with IBM Business Partner, Infrasoft Technologies Limited (InfrasoftTech), to implement its OMNIEnterprise core banking solution on IBM DB2® database software. JSBL, Pune was among the first banks in India to implement DB2 on Linux, providing a successful model for core banking systems that many other Indian banks later followed. The bank selected IBM DB2 over Oracle Database for its database platform due to the exceptional performance and scalability, and lower licensing costs.
Since its initial deployment, the bank has upgraded its database to take advantage of the latest DB2 features. For example, the bank can now automatically replicate data changes from its source database to a standby database using the DB2 high availability disaster recovery (HADR) data replication and SQL replication features. This capability has helped the bank deliver 24x7 data availability and protect against unplanned disasters at a minimal cost. It also enabled IT staff to provide bank managers with near real-time data for management information server (MIS) reports. Previously, the bank’s MIS reports used banking data from the previous day’s backup, which meant that bank managers had to make business decisions based on day-old information.
The use of the DB2 HADR feature also helped reduce system downtime. Previously, the bank used manual database backup and restore processes, which, in some cases, resulted in 8 - 12 hours of downtime daily. Once DB2 HADR was implemented, this manual process was eliminated, and downtime became negligible—reduced to less than 60 seconds.
JSBL, Pune database administrators (DBAs) also found they were 40 - 50 percent more productive due to DB2 autonomic features, such as automatic memory tuning and maintenance. Today, DB2 database software supports approximately 500 GB of data and 50,000 transactions per day—a mix of online transaction processing (OLTP) and MIS queries.
For small and midsize banks, like JSBL, Pune, finding creative ways to lower operational costs is vital, and, here too, IBM has helped. Executives from JSBL, Pune and another cooperative bank in India sought to decrease IT costs by sharing resources. IBM helped the companies create an integrated, optimized and shared data center and disaster recovery site based on IBM Power Systems™ and IBM System Storage® technology. IBM Tivoli® System Automation software is used to automatically switch users, applications and data from one system to another in the cluster in the event of a failure. By combining IBM software, hardware and middleware, bank executives found they could cut costs while delivering the performance and availability required for such a visible customer-facing application.
- Improved performance by 20 - 40 percent with DB2 upgrade
- Increased DBA productivity by 40 - 50 percent
- Provided near real-time data for MIS reports and reduced downtime by nearly 99.9 percent
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