Successful case studies

Wanlian Securities: Accelerating financial trading with enterprise flash storage

To manage an increasing number of transactions, Wanlian Securities needed to minimize latency in its trading systems and improve the speed of clearing. IBM and Oracle helped the company achieve both goals.

Celero: Serving financial services clients better with 10-times faster Oracle database performance

How could Celero ensure high performance and availability for mission-critical systems without breaking the bank? With Oracle databases running on IBM POWER8® servers.

Equinix completes twin transformations within unmovable timelines

Equinix created new business systems and processes designed to satisfy the demands of REIT/SWIFT, enabled by Oracle R12 applications running on IBM Power Systems.

IBM FlashSystem has helped us cut average response times for our Oracle databases from 10 to less than 0.4 milliseconds.

Chen Zhaohua
Vice President, Technical Information Center Director, Wanlian Securities

Solution overview

In order to meet the requirements for private cloud, hybrid cloud, and even traditional on-premises infrastructure deployments, IBM collaborates with Oracle to ensure that Oracle software leverages the differentiating features of IBM Power Systems. Those features enable higher performance through POWER8 with virtualization features that deliver more responsiveness and efficient use of computing resources.

How it works

IBM works with Oracle to certify key capabilities of the IBM operating systems and virtualization software. Performance is optimized during the technical enablement process to ensure maximum value for customers, and then validated through formal, audited benchmarks. Finally, customer tests use specific workloads to verify the outperformance of commodity and engineered systems.

Competitive advantage

IBM customers can attain higher performance for their Oracle workloads on Power Systems, processing greater transaction volumes and increasing analytics capabilities. An IBM Power Systems implementation is backed by a hardware utilization guarantee. When coupled with Oracle database and application deployments in minutes instead of days, customers are free to develop new mobile and cognitive applications — further fueling business growth.

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Executive brief

IBM Power Systems servers with the POWER8 processor and IBM i

IBM i and IBM Power Systems offer a resilient and cost-effective anchor for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments. Discover how Oracle and IBM have maintained the currency of this platform with latest-generation technologies in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

Executive brief

Comparing IBM Power Systems to Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Transaction processing systems are often deployed on UNIX or x86 servers, and now Oracle has targeted its Exadata Database Machine at this space. Oracle’s commitment to this platform and the company’s aggressive marketing have made Exadata an increasingly considered platform for Oracle Database.

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IBM POWER8 and IBM FlashSystem accelerate Oracle Database

Get in-depth information about the IBM Power Systems server with IBM POWER8 technology in combination with IBM FlashSystem™, an all-flash storage array that delivers outstanding performance, reliability and flexibility.

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