Oracle Communications Solution Processes Approximately 1 Billion LTE Event Records per Hour, Far Exceeding Industry Expectations

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Performance Test of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Delivers Unprecedented Results

Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 13, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today released the results of a performance test demonstrating that Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) ( running on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud ( , and three Oracle Exadata Database Machine ( racks, all running Oracle Enterprise Linux ( , can deliver exceptional performance and scalability for communications service providers aiming to optimize their rating processes as mobile broadband growth and data consumption reach unprecedented levels.
In this performance test, Oracle leveraged real-life complex pricing scenarios from a leading U.S. service provider. Specifically, the test measured Long-Term Evolution (LTE) rating performance for:(1)
100 million subscribers
5,000 distinct price plans
Friends and family accounts with discount sharing
Multi-service price plans including voice, short message service (SMS) and data
Account convergence with 70 percent consumers, 15 percent enterprise and 15 percent retail
Concurrent customer service representative activities that mimicked real-life operations
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management achieved processing speeds of 926 million event detail records (EDRs) per hour, almost doubling the participating service provider’s expected performance requirements and far exceeding LTE processing requirements of the largest service providers.(2)
Stated another way, when the test results are extrapolated, they show that if all seven billion people on earth made any combination of phone calls, texts or content downloads, Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud could process them all in a single day.
The performance test also demonstrated linear scalability100 Million Subscriber LTE Performance Test ( as the subscriber base grew from an application service perspective, and near-linear scalability for the clustered database. Specifically, as the application server’s rating engine resources increased from one to nine threads to simulate increased service usage, and database resources were added – going from one to three Oracle Exadata Database Machines – throughput increased to demonstrate linear and near-linear scalability respectively.
Demonstrating sustained performance throughput, the performance test ran over a four hour period without a single error.

Supporting Quotes

“These results are truly groundbreaking, representing the highest throughput findings ever published in this industry, and demonstrating the power of our integrated hardware and software solution to enable communications service providers to meet increasingly complex billing needs as mobile broadband growth and data consumption scale with the proliferation of next-generation network technology,” said Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Oracle is committed to publishing detailed performance test results such as these to equip communications service providers with the comprehensive data they need to evaluate our solutions’ benefits. Communications service providers should expect, and indeed require, that all suppliers serving the industry adopt similar transparent practices.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Communications (
100 Million Subscriber LTE Performance Test Whitepaper (
Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (
Oracle Exadata Database Machine (
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud (
Oracle Communications on YouTube (
Oracle Communications on Diigo (
Oracle Communications on Facebook (
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Oracle Communications on LinkedIn (

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1. 100 Million Subscriber LTE Performance Test Whitepaper (

2. 100 Million Subscriber LTE Performance Test Whitepaper (

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