Banking Transactions System Benchmark Demonstrates Over 16,000 Transactions per Second

Friday 25 June 2004 15:26 CET | News

TEMENOS has announced the results of a benchmark test utilizing Oracle and HP technology which simulates the use of a core banking information system by a large bank.

Two key tests were undertaken during the benchmark to demonstrate the ability of TEMENOS T24 on HP Integrity and Superdome servers running Oracle(R) Database 10g and HP-UX 11i v2 to improve the performance of a banks close of business and process volumes of online transactions commensurate with a retail banking environment. The results demonstrate that a bank could perform account accruals across 13 million accounts in less than 14 minutes and process over 55 million online transactions per eight-hour day. The TEMENOS benchmark established proof points for two key core banking system requirements -- Performance and Scalability. - The first test evaluated the speed at which account accruals could be processed for a 13 million account database and resulted in 16,250 accruals being processed per second, enabling this portion of the close of business to complete in less than 14 minutes. - The second test involved injecting online transactions into the banking system. These transactions comprised a portfolio of balance enquiries, cash withdrawals, and accounting updates. A rate of 2,153 transactions per second was achieved with CPU utilization across the available server capacity ranging between 40% and 60%, providing considerable additional capacity for further increases in transactions. The benchmark tests highlighted the scalability of the TEMENOS T24 banking system as a linear relationship was demonstrated between the processing capacity of the hardware and the number of transactions processed per second. This gives clients the option of using existing and new hardware simultaneously. Furthermore, it showed that banks can build resilient architectures while at the same time increasing the number of transactions they are able to complete in a working day. These benchmark tests were done on Itanium 2-based HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v2. The infrastructure included the HP Integrity rx7620 mid-range systems and partitioned and non-partitioned high-end HP Integrity Superdome servers. The storage solution was comprised of the HP Storage Works Disk Array XP 1024.

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