Sicoob avoids USD 1.5 million in annual costs with IBM - Video

Published on 18-Jul-2013

"Compared with databases on our previous distributed landscape, DB2 running on Linux on the IBM System z platform offers more reliability and performance, and better integration with our backup, monitoring and ETL tools." - Paulo Nassar, IT Processing and Storage Infrastructure Manager, Sicoob



Deployment country:

PureData System for Analytics (powered by Netezza technology), BA - Business Analytics, BA - Business Intelligence, Big Data, Big Data & Analytics, Big Data & Analytics: Improve IT, Business Resiliency, Cloud Computing, Energy Efficiency, Information Management Foundation


Credit Unions System for Brazil (Sicoob) is the largest credit union system in Brazil, offering banking and credit services to more than 2.5 million people. Sicoob offers the same range of financial services as any large retail bank globally, but with a crucial difference: its customers are also its owners, so the financial returns benefit their communities rather than enriching shareholders.

Business need:
To reach its goal of being the primary provider of financial services to its members, Sicoob needed a flexible, secure and scalable IT infrastructure to support reliable 24/7 service and mobile access.

Created a virtualized Linux landscape running more than 300 production environments on two IBM System z® 196 servers, and deployed IBM DB2®, IBM InfoSphere® DataStage® and IBM Cognos® software.

Enabled growth of 600 percent in mobile, 200 percent in internet, and 60 percent in in-branch transactions; avoiding USD 1.5 million in electricity costs annually; delivers new services faster.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

System z, System z: System z10, System z: System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), System z: zEnterprise 196 (z196)

DB2 for Linux, Cognos Business Intelligence, InfoSphere DataStage, InfoSphere QualityStage, z/VM, IBM Netezza 1000-6, PureData System for Analytics (powered by Netezza technology)

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