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Success Texas Style with SAS and Oracle SuperCluster DBaaS

Parnian Taidi
Product Marketing Manager

The first US state to deliver a complete portfolio of
citizen services in the Cloud, Texas is the leader in Open Government. With a
"my government, my way" promise, Texas relies on Oracle to help 30+
agencies deliver services to nearly 30M citizens. It creates economies and
efficiencies to deploy large frames that departments couldn’t otherwise
afford.  Departments are seeing a
reduction of 20-35% of costs by the move to the Cloud.
These agencies depend on Oracle Exadata
and SuperCluster for Database as a Service in their Cloud.

Alejandro
Farias is a Financial Analyst in one of these agencies: the Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department (TPWD).  He enthusiastically
shared their great experience using SAS with
Cloud DBaaS running on Oracle SuperCluster at SAS Global Forum 2016. Some of the main points he covered were:

  • Their
    transition to the cloud
  • How
    they used SAS and Oracle to bring better services and accountability to the
    citizens of Texas
  • Lessons
    learned on performance tips and efficiencies
  • Insight
    into the necessity of having multi-disciplinary skills in today’s organizations

Their solution is based on:

  • SAS Business
    Intelligence Server 9.4
  • Oracle SuperCluster
    T5-8  
  • Oracle Solaris 11
  • Oracle Database 11g
  • Oracle E-BIZ
    Financials 11.5.10-2
  • Oracle Solaris Zones which provide
    fine grained virtualization 

Greater Performance,  Greater Services, Greater Accountability

Their efforts have really paid off and they are seeing fantastic results that enables them to provide better service to Texas residents.

  • DB user response
    times improved
  • Performance leveled
    as additional agencies came on-line
  • Resource management
    prioritization
  • Advanced
    reconciliation reporting :

o Automated

o Days to minutes

o Journal and
accounting smart matching

o Incorporated
validation and integrity checkpoints

Watch Alejandro’s video and presentation slides for more details.

More on the
State of Texas cloud enabled services
here
.

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