BNP Paribas CIB Improves Information Processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine

BNP Paribas has implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to manage electronic trading floor data. BNP Paribas' data warehouse manages billions of messages in real-time processing a terabyte of raw data daily. A half-rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine has helped BNP Paribas better manage data growth and improve system performance.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine went into production at BNP Paribas, one of the best rated banks in the world, in July 2010, achieving 17x greater throughput without any changes to existing applications. BNP Paribas selected Oracle Exadata in May 2010. The Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression feature of Oracle Exadata Database Machine is used by the bank to compress the size of its active data, leading to easier data management and more efficient use of storage.

Jim Duffy, senior business intelligence and data warehouse architect, BNP Paribas CIB, was honored recently as Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco.

Duffy, along with Alex Afflerbach, Coumba Toure, and Maxime Gontcharov, make up the Front Office BI & DW Engineering team, which is in charge of mastering all trading activity data between the bank's Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives (GECD) business and the world's electronic markets.

The award honors individuals who demonstrate excellent technical knowledge and innovative use of Oracle data warehouse technologies to the benefit of their business.

More information about the Oracle Exadata Database Machine is available from Oracle.

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