Staying Highly Available Using SAS Grid Manager: The Performance Management Application at Commerzbank AG
All key performance metrics from the bank's main systems are aggregated by Commerzbank's sales management solution for retail banking, dubbed "Performance Manager." This has resulted in high-speed reporting for sales management that gives Commerzbank a competitive advantage. While the application has proved to provide excellent scalability based on SAS Scalable Performance Data Server in the past, new business requirements drove a doubling of the data volumes to be processed and loaded into the application. Facing this requirement, sustaining the scalability of the application while at the same time not extending the load times was the challenge. The solution was to migrate the application to a new architecture, which included the SAS Grid Manager solution.