Top German bank NORD/LB improves business and technical efficiencies using IBM and SAP

Published on 27-Sep-2011

The solution was implemented within a few days, so we could ensure business operations and improve technical efficiency. We succeeded in increasing query speeds and reporting, which improved by a significant tally of 30-40 percent.

Sabine Nagel, Project Leader, NORD/LB

Customer
NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank

Industry
Banking

Deployment country
Germany

Partner
c.a.r.u.s. Information Technology GmbH
SAP

Overview

Headquartered in Hannover, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank is one of the top ten leading financial institutions in Germany. The bank employs approximately 6,950 people in Germany and in the important international financial capitals. Its total assets amount to about €222 billion.

Business need
The SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse environment of one of Germany's top ten banks, Norddeutsche Landesbank, was suffering from delays and slow response times as business needs grew. NORD/LB's sophisticated and highly-developed SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse solution needed to be enhanced, to ensure speedy, consistent and reliable query response times. The solution also had to ensure high availability, quick disaster recovery and optimal performance over the mid- to long-term.

Solution
Implemented the IBM Systems Solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator based on IBM BladeCenter® systems, with 15 IBM HS22 Blades powered by Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core E5570 processors.

Benefits
NORD/LB has a state-of-the-art platform offering fast response and loading times that will power the data query and mining needs of the bank for many years. Reporting speed improved by up to 40 percent with the IBM Systems Solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator, so that the reports accessed by most users are available in less than 10 seconds. This improves general workflow efficiency. Additionally, thanks to this solution, load processes can be executed during business hours.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
General Parallel File System, General Parallel File System for Linux on xSeries

Hardware
BladeCenter, BladeCenter HS22, BladeCenter running Linux - SUSE

Solution
Enabling Business Flexibility, Enterprise Resource Planning

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