Growing Brazilian Bank Consolidates Servers, Lowers Storage and Overall IT Costs with New OLTP and Data Warehousing System
Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 6, 2011
Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., a division of the Spain-based global financial services company Banco Santander, selected Oracle® Exadata Database Machine (www.oracle.com/exadata) to help solve a convergence of data challenges when it recently acquired Banco Real.
These challenges spanned growing data and processing demands, zero space in their data center to expand, lengthy batch processes and process times which were negatively impacting risk, costs, customer analytics and revenue.
The migration to Oracle Exadata resulted in the consolidation of servers, reduction of infrastructure costs, improved system maintenance, and speed up of critical processes within the customer account warehouse, accounts receivable, corporate accounts, controllership and other areas.
In conjunction with several areas from Oracle, including Advanced Customer Services, Oracle Consulting and Oracle University, Santander adopted the most advanced OLTP (online transaction processing) and data warehousing system in the market.
Oracle Consulting supported Produban, Banco Santander's services division, producing the blueprints and architecture maps during the planning phase of the project. With a clear, holistic plan in place, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. migrated 25 critical environments successfully onto Oracle Exadata in less than two months.
One of the vital parts of the implementation was the testing executed by Isban, Banco Santander's system development division, which worked diligently with Oracle to test and deploy the new system ahead of schedule.
The operation and management of the production system is performed by Oracle Advanced Customer Services, ensuring best practices and performance through its specially designed Exadata Service Packages, on a 24×7 basis.
In addition, counting on Oracle University Brazil services, Banco Santander has invested in training their professionals in the complete Exadata's Learning Path, helping to ensure the optimization and the proper usage of the newly implemented platform managed by experienced certified professionals.
With the move to Oracle Exadata, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. has:
Achieved 8x performance improvement in dozens of transactions providing business users faster access to data and providing the ability to transform processes;
Compressed data by 10x providing a significant savings on storage and backup costs;
Consolidated several servers into Oracle Exadata reducing server, electricity, floor space, and maintenance costs; and,
Changed some businesses routines, from weekly to daily, giving much more competitive turnaround.
After the results obtained with the implementation of the Oracle Exadata in Santander, the institution globally standardized products using the platform for data processing.
"These performance improvements and business benefits exceeded our already high expectations. We are now working with Oracle Consulting to investigate other areas where we can optimize the current platform, and also leverage and grow the Oracle Exadata system to consolidate, reduce costs, shorten the cycle times of other high value processes, and generate more business value," said Manoel Arthur Vaz, Executive Superintendent of Produban.
"Facing challenges such as the technology integration of Real Bank to Santander environment, CIO, Isban and Produban teams of Santander group work together, thinking and implementing out of the box solutions with new technologies in order to improve our systems reaching customer needs and shareholder benefits. Exadata is a leading-edge engine solving old databases trade-offs issues like great performance with storage saving, besides keeping oracle language standards," said Marcelo Miranda de Souza Pinto, Superintendent of Isban Brasil.
"We are proud to participate in this relevant Santander project with Oracle Exadata. Besides offering the most advanced product for a large financial institution, we emphasized the integrated team Oracle Brazil has (Systems, Consulting, Licenses, Oracle University and ACS ) that exceeded customer expectations," said Cyro Diehl, Oracle Brazil Managing Director.
"Globally Oracle Exadata Database Machine is rapidly becoming the foundation technology for banks and other large enterprises. Now Santander is also taking advantage of this system that delivers faster, cheaper and better results," said Marcos Pupo, Oracle Brazil, Sales vice president.
"Our consulting team's success at Banco Santander of Brazil continues our leadership delivering excellence," said Alexandre Sapia, Oracle Consulting vice president, Oracle Brazil. "We are proud to lead this Oracle Exadata program and successful implementation, and more importantly deliver these outstanding business results."
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About Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A.
Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with presence in 10 main markets. At the end of 2010, Santander was the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and one of the first in the world by profit. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1,362 billion in managed funds. Santander has more than 95 million customers, 14,082 branches — more than any other international bank — and 178,900 employees. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America, with leading positions in the United Kingdom and Portugal and a broad presence in Europe through its Santander Consumer Finance arm. In 2010, Santander registered €8,181 million in net attributable profit.
About Santander Brazil*
In December 2010, Santander Brazil recorded total assets of R$ 375 billion, R$ 265 billion of total funding, R$ 153 billion in borrowings from customers and R$ 111 billion in investment funds, around 25 million customers and more than 10.9 million accounts, with deposits, active. The service network consists of 3,696 sales outlets, including branches and service centers.
* Numbers in IFRS
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