Having undertaken an evaluation of the data management solutions, Ashnik recommended EDB Postgres Advanced Server because of its compatibility with the Oracle Database. This ensured a smoother migration of data to the new application and meant less training for the IT team moving forward. It helped to speed up the implementation time, as well, reducing costs. Since EDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server is based on a subscription model, this meant the bank could avoid the huge costs of adopting Oracle Database Licenses and the vendor lock-in associated with Oracle. The EDB platform also provided the necessary flexibility by supporting a number of drivers, languages and platforms to ease the integration of the database with other applications. Furthermore, EDB offers the right level of scalability for a banking application where peak demand can fluctuate depending on user requirements, so it is crucial the performance remains consistent no matter what volume of transactions.
Ashnik also deployed EDB Replication Server, integrated with EDB Postgres Plus Advanced Server, which meant there were no separate costs for the bank’s replication solution. EDB Replication Server is main database at the Disaster Recovery (DR) site and allows Ashnik to schedule replication jobs with ease to the DR system.