A Telco With Over 26 Million Subscribers Utilizes Altibase as a Front End to Oracle for Higher Performance and Lower Database-Related TCO
NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The telco is the largest mobile service provider in Korea with 26 million subscribers.
Before the telco chose to deploy Altibase, it had been adopting Oracle on a legacy mainframe-based IT infrastructure for its real time rating system. However, it identified the following limitations of its legacy DBMS:
- Its billing service suffered from major delays as the number of subscribers grew substantially.
- With growing demands on the legacy system, database-related TCO became progressively onerous.
- The company was unable to detect and shut off service when prepaid balances were depleted.
- The inability to accurately detect customer balances resulted in negative balances and uncollectible funds.
The company tested various databases and eventually chose Altibase. Altibase was used as a front-end to Oracle, which was used for hosting historical data with a view to enhancing the performance and lowering database-related TCO. The results are:
- It has been able to precisely check and act on customer balances.
- It was enabled to process customer usage on a per-second basis.
- Revenue losses resulting from undetectable free usage and uncollected negative balances were eliminated.
- It has the ability to efficiently integrate billing services for subscribers using multiple services.
- Customers can have access to their balances in real time and without error.
- It replaced an aging and expensive mainframe-based legacy system with an open UNIX platform, which resulted in lower TCO.
- Most importantly, it was able to reduce its reliance on Oracle and to achieve higher performance with lower TCO.
Altibase is a hybrid database which can be utilized in a hybrid, in-memory only or on-disk only mode.
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