Finacle e-banking tool, shines in Oracle platform benchmark

18th January 2012
Finacle e-banking tool, shines in Oracle platform benchmark

Bangalore, January 17 2012: Finacle, the e-banking solution from Infosys has proved itself in a significant performance benchmark, clocking half-million online  transactions in 30 minutes.

In the benchmark, reviewed by Ernst & Young, two key tests for online and batch processing were undertaken to demonstrate the ability of t he 10.3 version of Finacle e-banking solution on the Oracle platform. The benchmark measured the online processing window, loaded with 33,000+ concurrent users, on a large retail banking deployment consisting of 26 million registered users and 46 million accounts.The online benchmark results demonstrate that a bank can perform more than 550,000 online transactions and support more than 2.8 million web page visits within 30 minutes. This benchmark highlights that the solution can meet high scalability requirements and user load while still ensuring efficient service delivery on the channel.
During this benchmark, the solution supported more than 195,000 user log ons within a 30 minute window delivering sub-second average response time. The transaction workload mix consisted of viewing balance summaries, fund transfers, payments, account transaction histories and making credit card payments. Finacle processed this multi-transaction mix without any loss of speed or quality of service. The benchmark, which also measured the solution’s batch processing rates for two typical payment processes, highlighted exceptional performance by Finacle – throughput of 899 and 549 records per second, respectively, for the two batch jobs.

Says Haragopal Mangipudi, Global Head - Finacle, Infosys: “In today’s banking, internet will play a major role to acquire, retain and service customers. Finacle has constantly evolved to meet the demands and expectations of the new-age banks. The new benchmarks in scalability and agility, set by Finacle e-banking solution, are a direct result of our unwavering focus on product innovation.”

The systems under test included Oracle's SPARC T3-1 and T3-2 servers for the Web and application tiers, with Finacle e-banking solution deployed on multi-node Websphere application server cluster. At the back-end, Oracle Database 11g was deployed on Oracle's SPARC Enterprise M-Series system with the latest quad-core SPARC64 VII+ 3.0 GHz processors. During the benchmark runs, Finacle e-banking solution was deployed in a virtualized environment using the Oracle Solaris Zones feature of Oracle Solaris. The hardware configuration used to achieve these results not only supports peak performance in the most demanding banking environment but also allows sufficient spare server capacity to address future needs.