Saudi Public Pension Agency deploys Oracle SuperCluster.
The Saudi Ministry of Finance's Public Pension Agency (PPA) announced today that it has successfully implemented Oracle SuperCluster.
also installed a range of other products from Oracle, including Exadata
X4-2, GoldenGate, Enterprise Manager 12c and Enterprise Manager OpsCenter 12c.
was establishedto address all
retirement affairs in the kingdom and is responsible for administering civil
and military pension schemes.
The PPA said that it decided to implement Oracle technology
to gain maximum availability with active/active configuration across two
separate sites. Installing a cloud solution was also part of the plan, as was
replacing legacy hardware with Oracle engineered systems.
UNIX environment was consolidated into a single system so that a private Unix
cloud environment could be created. Oracle Database on SuperCluster now runs
with fewer cores and more
powerful processors, allowing the PPA to minimise the number of Oracle software
provides high availability for Oracle E-Business Suite, with SuperClusters in
two different locations running the suite in active/passive mode using Oracle
DataGuard technology, the organisation said.
technology has provided important benefits to PPA's IT infrastructure and the
implementation has been quick and simple," said Faraj Aljaeed, operations and network
manager at the PPA.
SuperCluster has enabled us to reduce operational issues, and adopt new business
models with greater business
agility, better use of
resources, less capital
expense and increased speed in response to unforeseen events. It is now easy to get the latest updates; we have improved information
security, and our deployment
time has been decreased
from years to months.
Aljaeed added that the PPA's risk is now lower, thanks to
the subscription-based cost model. The organisation is the first government
entity in Saudi Arabia to deploy Oracle SuperCluster.
said that it is now able to comply with the international standards for
selecting, implementing and monitoring the lifecycle for software ISO/IEC 12207
by having Oracle production, testing and development environments.
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|Date:||Apr 6, 2015|
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