Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Amazing 4000+TPS with FSS iPAY on Oracle SPARC and Solaris

FSS is a payments and fintech leader, offering business value through a diversified portfolio of software products, hosted payment services and software services built over 25 years of comprehensive experience across payments spectrum.  Headquartered in Chennai, India, FSS serves 100+ customers across the globe that include leading public and private sector banks in India and some of the large Banks, FIs, Processors and Prepaid Card issuers and  the company has an established  presence in America, UK/Europe, ME/Africa and APAC.

A joint performance and scalability testing exercise was conducted by FSS and Oracle Engineering teams to study the performance and scalability of FSS payment gateway iPAY on Oracle's SPARC Servers running Solaris 11.3. The activity was aimed at scaling up the application load in terms of Transactions Per Second (TPS) with a workload that consisted of mix of OLTP scenarios. 

FSS iPAY is PCI 3.0 PA-DSS certified payment gateway that provides highly secured payment transaction zone with its inbuilt fraud prevention and risk mitigation engine. FSS iPAY is compatible with multiple payment options such as debit/credit/prepaid cards, IMPS, internet banking, batch banking and interchanges like VISA & others.

The following is the functional architecture of the application:

Two Oracle SPARC T5-2 servers and an Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 were used to run the test with FSS iPAY 3.1.0, Oracle Database 12c RAC and Oracle Weblogic 12c Cluster along with shared QFS on SAN storage for the application tier. 

Security Compliance

Solaris 11 compliance framework was used to generate the PCI-DSS compliance report for the application systems hosting the iPAY application. The findings from the report were used to make sure that the application systems were configured as per the requirement of PCI-DSS standard.

Scaling to 4000+ TPS with excellent response times on 32 cores

The performance testing exercises were conducted with 32 cores for the application and 32 cores for the database. Response times and average cpu percentages were measured for different levels of workload generated TPS.

The results showed an amazing 4000+TPS and close to 17 million transactions processed in 70 minutes.


 For more details contact us at isvsupport_ww@oracle.com

Tuesday Apr 19, 2016

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Preflight Checker - Come Fly With Me!

Announcing the latest update to: Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker 11.3

Consider a pilot deciding to fly a new airplane without knowing that it had been 100% tested to fly.

If you are a Solaris developer who is looking to leverage the security, speed and simplicity of Oracle Solaris 11.3, you need to make sure your application will perform well BEFORE lifting off the ground on that migration. 
At Oracle we call that  preserving application compatibility between releases.  We believe that’s pretty important to the success of your flight, and getting you back onto the ground safely.

Solaris was the first operating system to literally guarantee application compatibility between releases and architectures.  Of course, any good developer knows there are always ways to accidentally break compatibility when you're developing an app, and maybe even get away with it for a while...

That's where the Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker 11.3 (PFC 11.3) tool comes in. 
Think of it as a flight simulator, designed to give the pilot (aka - developer) confidence in the plane they are about to fly.

With PFC 11.3,  it is now quite simple to check an existing Solaris 8, 9, or 10 application for its readiness to be executed on Oracle Solaris 11.3, whether its on SPARC or x86 systems.  A successful check with this tool will be a strong indicator that an application will run unmodified on Oracle Solaris 11.3. 
In other words, start up the engines, lets fly!

A little bit about how PFC 11.3 can do this.
PFC 11.3 includes two modules:

1. The Application Checker - which scans applications for usage of specific Solaris features, interfaces, and libraries and recommends improved methods of implementation in Oracle Solaris 11.3.  It can also alert you to the usage of undocumented or private data structures and interfaces, as well as planned discontinuance of Solaris features.  

2. The Kernel Checker - checks the kernel modules and device drivers and their source code and reports potential compatibility issues with Oracle Solaris 11.3.   It can analyze the source code or binaries of the device driver and report any potential "compliance" issues found against the published Solaris Device Driver Interface (DDI) and the Driver-Kernel Interface (DKI).

These two modules scan and analyze your application in three areas to serve up the pre-flight information for running it on Solaris 11.3:

 1) Analysis of the application binaries for usage of libraries as well as for usage of Solaris data structures and functions.
 2) Static analysis of the C/C++ sources and Shell scripts  for the usage of function or system calls that are deprecated, removed or unsupported on Oracle Solaris 11, as well as the usage of  commands and libraries which have been relocated, deprecated or removed.
 3) Dynamic analysis of the running application, for it's usage of dynamic libraries which have been removed, relocated or upgraded (example: openSSL).

PFC 11.3 not only helps you migrate to the latest release of Solaris,  but also makes recommendations on getting the most out of your Oracle systems hardware. PFC 11.3 even generates an HTLM report which provides pointers to various migration services offered by Oracle.

Oracle Solaris is designed and tested to protect customer investments in software.  PFC 11.3 and The Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee are a powerful combination which reflect Oracle's confidence in the compatibility of applications from one release of Oracle Solaris to the next.

Any technical questions with PFC 11.3 should be directed to the ISV Engineering team:  isvsupport_ww@oracle.com

 Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight!

Thursday Dec 24, 2015

The Advantage of Running Temenos on Oracle Engineered Systems

Temenos, a market leader in banking applications, recently won the prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Exastack ISV Partner of the Year for EMEA.

In the following video Simon Henman and Martin Bailey from Temenos discuss their banking applications and the main challenges their customers face.  They also discuss how Oracle Engineered Systems address these challenges and allow their customers to focus on their banking task itself and not on the infrastructure. That is why they recommend them to their customers and have become Oracle SuperCluster, Exadata and Exalogic Optimized.

In previous blogs we discussed how their main application T24 is SuperCluster Optimized as well as their WealthManager application.

Watch the Video.

Friday Apr 04, 2014

New World Records for SAP SD benchmarks on Oracle SPARC/Solaris


Oracle SPARC Servers have produced amazing results setting a new 32-processor systems world record for the SAP SD benchmark. These results attest to the power of the SPARC architecture and the unique scalability of Oracle Solaris. Customers running SAP on Oracle servers can leverage such performance to consolidate workloads and dramatically reduce data center costs.

The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark is a two-tier ERP business test that is indicative of full business workloads of complete order processing and invoice processing, and demonstrates the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. It represents the critical tasks performed in real-world ERP business environments and it's the benchmark most widely used by SAP customers.

World Record for 32 processors:

Oracle's SPARC M6-32 server produced a world record result for 32 processors beating the IBM Power 795 32-chip system results.
  • The SPARC M6-32 server with 32 processors, 384 cores, and 3,072 threads achieved two-tier results of 793,390 SAPs with 140,000 users on the SAP Standard Application (SD) Benchmark using SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 running on Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Database 11g.
  • 15% faster than the IBM Power 795 32-chip results (32/256/1024)
  • 14% more SAP users per chip than the Fujitsu M10-4s 40-chip results (40/640/1280)
  • Details here

For more information about SAP on Oracle SPARC/Solaris see:

Oracle IT infrastructure Solutions for SAP
SAP Community Network: SAP on Oracle Solaris

Disclosure Statement
Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmarks, SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 as of 3/26/14:
SPARC M6-32 (32 processors, 384 cores, 3072 threads) 140,000 SAP SD users, 32 x 3.6 GHz SPARC M6, 16 TB memory, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Solaris 11, Cert# 2014008.
Fujitsu SPARC M10-4S (40 processors, 640 cores, 1280 threads) 153,000 SAP SD users, 40 x 3.0 GHz SPARC65 X, 10 TB memory, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Solaris 11, Cert# 2013014.
Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmarks, SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0:
IBM Power 795 (32 processors, 256 cores, 1024 threads) 126,063 SAP SD users, 32 x 4 GHz IBM POWER7, 4 TB memory, DB2 9.7, AIX7.1, Cert#2010046.
SAP, R/3, reg TM of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. More info www.sap.com/benchmark

Friday Jun 22, 2012

JomaSoft releases VDCF 5 on Solaris 11 with support for SPARC and x86

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JomaSoft released VDCF 5 on Solaris 11 SPARC and i386 (Release notes version 5). The product is available as well for Solaris 10 with support for SPARC and i386.

Wednesday Jun 06, 2012

HP Server Automation 9.13 is available on Solaris 11

The HP Automation Server (9.13) is  available on Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86). See HP customer HP Customer Support for details (The site is password protected).

Monday Apr 30, 2012

Oracle Times Ten In-Memory-Database is available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)

The Oracle Times Ten In-Memory-Database (12.2.2.2.0) is  available on 64 Bit Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86). See My Oracle support, category certifications for more details.

Friday Apr 27, 2012

Oracle Service Registry is available on Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)

Oracle Service Registry version 11.1.1.2 and 11.1.1.6 are available on Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86). See Oracle Certification Matrix for more details.

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Oracle Forms 11gR2 (11.1.2.0.0) is now supported on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC)

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Oracle Forms 11gR2 (11.2.0.0) is available on Solaris 11 (SPARC). See Oracle Certification Matrix for more details.

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

Symantec releases Netbackup 7.5 Server on Solaris 11

Symantec logo Symantec announced support for Solaris 11 for SPARC and x86 with their Netbackup 7.5 server product.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Teamquest Analyzer, Predictor, CMIS available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86)

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Teamquest released version 11.1 of the following products on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86):

 

Customers can validate the release notes through the Teamquest support site (password protected).

Sunday Apr 15, 2012

Oracle Enterprise Manager version 12c is available on Solaris 11 (SPARC)

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Oracle Enterprise Manager version 12c is now available on Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 (SPARC). Visit the download page to get more details.

Friday Apr 13, 2012

Oracle Unified Directory 11gR1 is available on Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC)

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Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) 11gR1 (11.1.1.5.0) is available on 64 Bit Solaris 11 (SPARC). See Oracle Certification Matrix for more details.

Monday Apr 02, 2012

Symantec releases Storage Foundation 6.0PR1 on Solaris 11

Symantec logo Symantec Storage Foundation6.0PR1 is the first Storage Foundation release to support Solaris 11, SPARC (see release notes).

Monday Mar 12, 2012

Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control (12.1.0.1.0) OMS and Agent are available on Solaris 11

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control (12.1.0.1.0) OMS and Agent are  available on 64 Bit Solaris 11 (SPARC and x86). See My Oracle support, category certifications for more details.

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