Case Studies

Application Integration

Application Integration Solution for Insurance Claims Processing

An insurance company provided insurance claims processing for its client companies. It used an HPE NonStop Server to perform the processing functions required for each claim and an imaging application to prepare the form letters that were the primary interaction with...

Data Integration Solution for Paper Manufacturer

A paper manufacturer ran its applications on an HPE NonStop Server, for data queries and analysis productions. However, it wanted to offload some of these applications from the NonStop to a Windows SQL Server environment, and it could not take its operations offline while...

Large Telco Deploys Shadowbase Continuous Availability Architecture for Scale Out to Handle Massive Growth in Smart Phone Usage

A large telephone company (telco) switched from providing landline services to mobile phones and began using HPE fraud detection with Shadowbase data replication solutions to keep billing services up-to-date and to prevent cellular fraud. In order to meet the demands...

Railroad Fare Modeling

A European railroad needed to monitor its seat reservation activity in order to create a fare model reflecting the usage of the rail line. The fare modeling was a computationally intensive application running on a Solaris system with an Oracle database. Shadowbase Solution...

Winning the Battle Against Internet Banking Fraud by Leveraging Real-Time Data and Application Integration

A European bank needed to design and implement its internet banking application in a very specific way: to detect and prevent fraud, yet still enable the authorities to pursue a conviction against the actual actions committed. This case study provides a powerful demonstration of...

Asymmetric Capacity Expansion

Asymmetric Capacity Expansion for Nuclear Plant Management

An energy provider needed to use its Plant Information Management System (PIMS) to manage the work and materials flow for its nuclear power plants. The provider uses heterogeneous replication to replicate data stored in IMS files from IBM zSeries servers to an operational...

Asymmetric Capacity Expansion for Real-Time Cell Phone Fraud Detection

A large U.S. telecommunication company operates a system for detecting fraudulent calls from cell phones. The system is required to monitor call events and watch for unusual activity such as cell-phone cloning (duplicating another cell phone’s connection signature)...

Asymmetric Capacity Expansion for Travel Agency Booking

An outsource provider of services for various travel booking agencies faced a severe capacity problem each year during the holiday season. Many of its customers wanted to go on vacation and were comparing rates and availability prior to actually booking a trip...

Business Continuity

Bank Chooses HPE Shadowbase Solutions for BASE24 Business Continuity

A regional bank serving a major resort island took a very stale, aged BASE24 system and upgraded both the hardware platform and BASE24 software with no outages except for a brief time during the final cutover. The bank also replaced a costly data replication product with HPE Shadowbase software. The cutover outage could have been...

Bank Finds that Active/Active is Better than the End of the Rainbow

This island bank is located on the Pacific Rim Ring of Fire and lost its data center for several hours during an earthquake. The bank initiated its disaster recovery plan, but could not bring its backup systems into operation and suffered a failover fault. The most critical outages were...

Cellular Provider Achieves Continuous Availability for Prepaid Calls

By implementing the critical Prepaid Front End (PPFE) as an active/active system, one of the largest cellular telephone service providers in South Africa ensured continuous availability of subscriber account recharging, calling time transfer, and calling time query services to its subscribers. It...

Disaster Recovery for Brokerage Firm’s Sizzling-Hot-Takeover

A leading brokerage firm located in the Midwestern U.S. needed to implement data replication to provide a redundant active/backup HPE NonStop Server system for a “sizzling-hot-takeover” in the event of a primary system failure. Shadowbase Solution...

Disaster Recovery for Credit Card Management Application

The largest processor of credit card transactions in the U.S. had to provide both ATM and POS services to a variety of financial and commercial firms. One of these services, the Card Management Application (CMA) needed to implement a disaster recovery system...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Cell Phone Messaging Delivery

A European telecommunication service provider was required to use its Short Message Service (SMS) and Unified Messaging Service (UMS) to deliver short text messages to cell phone customers, and to also notify them of their voicemail or email messages. The application...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Financial Firm’s Message Switching

A major financial firm operated the largest message switch in the U.S., with hundreds of thousands of attached devices. It needed to comprise multiple HPE NonStop Server nodes in an active/active configuration. These nodes were distributed around the U.S. for...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Master/Subordinate Peers Cell Phone Application

A major U.S. telecommunication service provider needed to offer the HPE OpenCall INS cell phone application with considerable extensions to its customers. One of its customers had nine total nodes in its architecture; and the system had to survive the loss of one or more...

Homogeneous Active/Active Systems for Regional Bank Service Bureau

A large U.S. bank implemented a service bureau in order for its regional banks to process securities and financial information. The service bureau required an active/active architecture that would provide load-balancing and high availability. Due to electrical outages during...

Large Canadian Bank Dramatically Improves its Availability with Shadowbase Solutions

A large Canadian bank took a major step towards providing improved service to its customers by modernizing its active/backup data center architecture and reengineering it into an active/active network. The Shadowbase product suite was selected to provide the data replication...

Large International Tour Operator Uses HPE NonStop to Optimize Look-to-Book Processing

This case study is an excellent example of HPE’s move to a converged infrastructure. It demonstrates how one customer took advantage of facilities available to the HPE community to integrate diverse systems into a common application while leveraging the inherent strengths of...

Major Bank Uses Active/Active to Avoid Hurricane

A major U.S. bank serves much of the eastern and midwestern United States, providing credit and debit card processing for its merchant customers. It uses HPE NonStop servers in a two-node active/active configuration with geographical separation, ensuring that no system...

One Bank's March Towards Active/Active

This island bank is located on the Pacific Rim Ring of Fire and lost its data center for several hours during an earthquake. The bank initiated its disaster recovery plan, but could not bring its backup systems into operation and suffered a failover fault. The most critical outages were...

Payment Authorization — A Journey to Continuous Availability

A merchant services company carefully expanded its use of Shadowbase data replication over the years. The company initially used data replication to provide a uni-directional active/passive data recovery capability for its CMA. After feeling comfortable with this use of data...

Telecom Italia's Continuously Available Mobile Services

Telecom Italia is the leading provider of mobile phone services in Italy. Because of the critical nature of the mobile voice, text and data services it provides, Telecom Italia utilizes a pair of HPE NonStop servers located in different geographical areas and running in an active/active...

Vodacom's One Year Recovery

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd is one of the largest cellular telephone service providers in Africa, currently supplying voice and messaging services to over 55 million customers. Prepaid calling cards are a major Vodacom service, which if unavailable, would cause much of Africa’s cellular...

Data Integration

Real-Time Credit and Debit Card Fraud Detection, a Shadowbase Real-Time Business Intelligence Solution

A major provider offers interbank transaction-switching services by capturing information during a point-of-sale (POS)—at a store terminal or website—or at an ATM. A complex suspicious or fraudulent activity determination is made and action taken while a transaction is in...

Stock Exchange and Clearinghouse Gain Operational and Availability Benefits with Shadowbase Solutions

A South American stock exchange that used a trading system built with HPE NonStop servers faced high data entry error rates and the resulting manual reconciliation process required to correct these errors prevented it from complying with its same-day or next-day clearing...

Two Merged Retailers Integrate HPE NonStop SQL and Oracle RAC

A major U.S. retailer has thousands of stores, and wanted to integrate the point-of-sale processing for its existing ACI BASE24 application with a new AJB point-of-sale application as it rolled out new stores or upgraded existing stores. The BASE24 application runs on NonStop SQL and the...

Zero Downtime Migration

A Bank’s Crisis Migration to a New Data Replication Solution

As part of an HPE NonStop system upgrade project, a major bank and financial services institution found itself faced with either paying a large increase in license fees for its current data replication engine or having those licenses terminated. With only two weeks to go, the bank turned...

A Large Financial Institution Migrates Datacenters with No Downtime Using HPE Shadowbase ZDM

A major financial company offers person-to-person money transfers, money orders, and business payments. The company implemented an active/active system with two NonStop systems located 1,000 miles apart, and the databases were synchronized with a legacy bi-directional data...

A Major ISP Migrates from Sybase to HPE NonStop with No Downtime

A major international Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers email services, internet access, and other functions to tens of millions of active global customers. Several million customer accounts were migrated to a new HPE NonStop system with no impact on user service and a new active/active...

Shadowbase ZDM Achieves Zero Downtime Migration for Large Bank Datacenter

A large bank operates one of the most extensive ATM/POS networks in North America, using the BASE24™ product from ACI, running on HPE NonStop servers. If this ATM/POS service went down, much of the region’s retail commerce would come to a halt. At peak times this...

Using Shadowbase Solutions for Application Modernization with Zero Downtime

By turning to today’s Service-Oriented Architecture technology, a major distributor was able to seamlessly modernize its 15-year-old standalone legacy NonStop order-processing application. Sales associates were given PCs and a familiar Windows environment, replacing their cumbersome...

Zero Downtime Migration for Casino Administration

A large Atlantic City Casino used HPE NonStop Servers to manage all aspects of the casino’s business, but could never take the application down for any reason due to the 24/7 operational aspects of running a casino. As part of a major upgrade, the casino...