Aljomaih Holding Company, one of the top 10 investment groups in Saudi Arabia, called upon eProseed's expertise to assist in the migration of its Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle SuperCluster, the most secure and powerful platform for Oracle database and application consolidation.
Driven by the goal of increasing the productivity, performance and availability of its ICT systems, Aljomaih Holding Company (AHC) made the choice to move its E-Business Suite, Business Intelligence Services and industry-specific applications to a new Oracle SuperCluster M7 engineered system. To assist in the implementation of its new platform, AHC decided to rely on eProseed's proven expertise and extensive know-how. Today the new environment is fully operational and the business users of AHC are already benefiting from improved application productivity and enriched end-user experience.
"For us, eProseed was clearly the best choice for running this project, because of their large experience and the customers' trust they have gained in executing similar projects", comments Maher Ali Alrantisi, AHC Infrastructure and Operation Manager.
Substantial improvements in application and database performance
Oracle SuperCluster M7 is a ready-to-deploy secure infrastructure for both databases and applications. It is an engineered system that combines compute, networking, and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system, and management software into a single system that is particularly easy to manage and maintain.
For AHC, the main goal of the migration was to improve the User Experience of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications. "With our new environment, the performance has improved drastically and the end-users carry out the daily business operations seamlessly. The application response time has been reduced by more than 60% and the database response time by almost 70%", says Mr. Alrantisi.
Single point of management
"The consolidation of all applications into one Oracle SuperCluster M7 system has enabled our IT team to have a single point of control on the resources used by different applications and databases", Maher Ali Alrantisi adds. In addition to improved performance and availability, having all the databases available in the most recent version on a specially engineered platform provides new features while reducing licensing costs and freeing up substantial computing and storage resources.
Another key component of Aljomaih Holding Company's project was the will to increase the level of resilience and the availability of the data layer. To this end, Oracle Active Data Guard was used for ensuring real-time data protection and implementing Disaster Recovery, including both asynchronous and synchronous replication, depending on context.
A strong commitment to success
eProseed's result-driven commitment was a fundamental ingredient in AHC's decision-making process. "This has translated into a fixed-price professional services engagement which includes guarantees both on the migration deadlines and on the resulting performance improvements", underlines Geoffroy de Lamalle, Chief Executive Officer, eProseed.
For his part, Ali Azizeh, IT Director, Aljomaih Holding Company, welcomes the fruitful collaboration between AHC and eProseed: "What eProseed showed throughout this project
confirms that we made the right choice by selecting them as a partner for the migration of our IT systems. The level of expertise, commitment, and flexibility of their team along with the active involvement and support of senior management were key factors in the success of the project. I look forward to working with eProseed again in the future."
The migration of Aljomaih's IT systems to the new Oracle SuperCluster M7 platform allows the company to offer better services to its internal customers, reduce the time-to-production for new applications and, along with the knowledge transfer provided by eProseed's experts, build ongoing and future projects on solid foundations.
Press release by eProseed