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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.

The organisation

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.

The PPA's

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

licenses needed.


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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