GKL Marketing-Marktforschung GmbH & Co. KG's (GKL) business operations revolve around three letters that practically every consumer comes into contact with every day. This is the European Article Number (EAN), also known as the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). GKL Marketing-Marktforschung GmbH & Co. KG required a high performance storage system to allow database queries to be carried out in real-time and to enable millions of datasets to be stored and restored as quickly as possible. Fujitsu ETERNUS DX600 S3 storage system with Extreme Cache, SSD drives and high-density enclosures. The mid-range models in the ETERNUS DX series feature a cache which can be expanded directly within the controller with flash-based storage devices. The benefits are extreme performance increase for all applications, greater operational security and availability.