Business Intelligence

MCPS / PRS Alliance - Committed to Outsourcing

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Executive Summary

The MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society), in alliance with the PRS (Performing Right Society), is one of the world's largest music copyright licensing and royalty distribution societies. The Alliance operates a Compaq Alpha Server clustered configuration which supports the database containing all the Societies' business information. In 2001, the operating company commissioned Metron to undertake a study to assess the impact of migrating data from an ICL mainframe to the VMS-based solution. The use of OpenVMS to enhance workload balancing was also recommended. For the batch workload environment, Metron predicted that the time to run the batch would be reduced from 45 hours to 21.5 hours, and that with the use of a proprietary scheduling tool, CPU utilization in excess of 80% could be achieved.

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