Data Management

Australian Firm Gains Performance and Scalability With Migration to SQL Server

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Executive Summary

Having a successful product can place lots of pressure on IT. That's what BT Financial Group (BT) found after the company's Wrap application for managing investment portfolios proved so popular that the influx of new customers threatened to outpace the capacity of its application infrastructure, based upon a 32-bit Database Management System (DBMS). BT considered options including moving to a 64-bit version of its existing DBMS. After working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Avanade to conduct a proof of concept study and lab tests, BT migrated its Wrap infrastructure to the Microsoft Application Platform, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) database software. BT gained the performance and scalability it required, with some operations being completed more than 10 times faster, while enjoying a lower total cost of ownership.

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