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Intellect Design Arena's CBX performance testing on SPARC M7

Caryl Takvorian
Principal Software Engineer

Intellect Design Arena Ltd and Oracle Systems Cloud Applications Engineering conducted a joint performance and scalability testing exercise for the Corporate Banking eXchange (CBX) Product from the Intellect Global Transaction Banking (iGTB) Products Stable.

This exercise, carried out on Oracle SPARC T7 systems, achieved superlative results on Concurrent Users, CPU Utilisation and response times. The CBX platform handled amazing volumes with a load of 200,000 customers with over half a million users and 20,000 concurrent users. These user loads accessed a varying mix of simple to highly complex self service corporate banking functions, utilizing 4 Million accounts, with response times of less than 2.5 seconds for even the most complex channel interactions!

The CBX Platform is an integral part of Intellect’s Global Transaction Banking product portfolio and provides a rich set of business self service functionalities (called “Apps”) for corporate banking customers over a Omni-Channel ecosystem, providing seamless access over desktops, laptops and a wide range of mobile platforms. The self service transactions, financial inquiries and analytics offered by CBX are secured and supported by a powerful horizontal engine that provides a highly personalized-role based user experience, fine-grain entitlements, flexible approval workflows and real-time notifications. CBX also seamlessly provides views of live data from underlying product processors by connecting through pre-defined adapters.

All of this means a corporate user gets comprehensive information and insight into their financial portfolios and KPIs to make business decisions faster with the ability to act on them through the integrated and contextual self-service transactions.


Performance Testing and Results

The performance tests saw CBX handling and scaling to user volumes of over 20,000 concurrent users and process 1.12 Million channel transactions covering key functional business self service requests across multiple lines of business of Global Transaction Banking, including - Payments, Liquidity, Balance and Transaction Reporting services, Collections, etc

This scale represents over 3 times the typical Concurrent user and transaction volume ask of a Tier 1 Bank. These results emphasize and highlight the platform’s abilities to deliver a highly scalable and high performing omni-channel banking solution that caters to bank’s ever growing customer base and manage their customer’s high demands on digital channel utilization for self service.

The CBX Application was also put through a SOAK test where a 4000 concurrent user load was maintained on the application for 8 hours successfully achieving both resilience and scalability.


Key Performance Numbers

20,000 Concurrent Users
4 Million Accounts
500,000 Total Users
200,000 Corporate Customers
313 Transactions per Second
1.12 Million Transactions
<2.5 Secs Response Times
8 Hrs Soak Test


How the Results were achieved

The tests were carried out on SPARC T7 and S7 Servers jointly by Intellect and Oracle Teams using the following:

  • Oracle Solaris 11.3
  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Oracle Weblogic 12c
  • Oracle Java 8
  • Intellect CBX 17.1


Deployment Topology

More about Intellect

Intellect Design Arena Ltd, a specialist in applying true Digital Technologies, is the world’s first full spectrum Banking and Insurance technology products company, across global consumer banking (iGCB), Central Banking, Global Transaction Banking (iGTB), Risk, Treasury and Markets (iRTM), and Insurance (Intellect SEEC). With over 25 years of deep domain expertise, Intellect is the brand progressive financial institutions rely on for digital transformation initiatives.

Intellect pioneered Design Thinking for cutting edge products & solutions for Banking and Insurance, with design being the company’s key differentiator in enabling digital transformation. FT8012, the world’s first design centre for Financial Technology, reflects Intellect’s commitment to continuous and impactful innovation addressing the growing need for digital transformation. Intellect generates annual revenues of more than USD 124 million, serving more than 200 customers through offices in 40+ countries and a diverse workforce of more than 4,000 solution architects, domain and Technology experts, in major global financial hubs around the world.

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