Apparently this is happening to many of our customers. They move from Oracle to DB2 and achieve improved performance. Could this happen to you as well? Here are some of the details of this particular case study:
JSC Rietumu Banka achieves faster database performance moving from Oracle and Sun to IBM DB2 on Power Systems
With the worldwide recession placing pressure on banks to reduce costs, JSC Rietumu Banka's CIO was concerned with total cost of hardware, software and administration supporting the company’s online banking applications. The bank’s web applications ran on Oracle Database and Sun servers and it found that the annual fees were costly and administration time consuming.
With its migration to IBM DB2 on IBM Power Systems, it reduced the total cost of ownership for its online banking infrastructure and dramatically improved query performance and data availability. On average, user queries are now executed up to 3 times faster, with some queries completed up to 30 times faster (for example, some queries that before took 30 seconds now take less than one second). During the migration process, the bank reported an out-of-the-box compatibility rate of more than 90 percent.
Thanks to the solution, JSC has:
• Reduced total cost of ownership by 20-30 percent
• Achieved 3-30 times faster query performance
• Improved data availability by 200 percent
"By migrating to IBM DB2 on IBM Power systems, and using IBM services, we expect to decrease total cost of ownership for our mobile device banking applications by 20-30 percent." - Sergey Golubev, Head of IT Maintenance and Networking Department, JSC Rietumu Banka
To learn more about how JSC Rietumu Banka addressed its business challenges, read the full case study.
I get the impression that this type of improvement is happening in many shops. I base this impression on some of the comments that have been expressed on the DB2Night Show. Has this happened to you as well? Do you want to share your story?
Thanks to Dave Pittman and Paula Williams for providing me with the details of this case. Watch for a few more that I’ll write about.