Extending banking services on social and mobile channels securely and cost-effectively

Published on 26 Mar 2014

For Halkbank, everything comes back to the reliability, stability and security of IBM CICS and DB2 on the IBM System z mainframe.

Ayhan Yalkut, System z Manager, Halkbank



Deployment country


Founded in 1933 and headquartered in İstanbul, Turkey, Halkbank is the country's sixth largest bank in terms of assets and branch network. Beyond retail banking, Halkbank has a particular focus on providing banking services to small and midsize businesses, helping them to grow through responsible lending.

Business need
Halkbank in Turkey wanted to reach out through new web and mobile channels, and simultaneously satisfy new banking regulations. How could the bank grow rapidly, cost-effectively and without disruption?

Building on more than 25 years of success, Halkbank is deploying new environments on the IBM mainframe to support multi-channel banking and to accelerate internal risk reporting and analytics.

Single consolidated platform for core banking, risk analytics and new multi-channel offerings, reducing hardware and operational costs. Zero unplanned downtime in more than 25 years.


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

IBM Security zSecure Admin, WebSphere MQ, DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, CICS Transaction Gateway, Rational COBOL Runtime for zSeries, DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS, CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server, WebSphere Application Server, z/VM, CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, z/OS, DB2 Utilities Suite, CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS

z Systems: zEnterprise 196 (z196), z Systems, z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), z Systems : z Systems running Linux, z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE, z Systems : z Systems running z/OS, z Systems : z Systems running z/VM

DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, DB2 for z/OS, FSS: Banking - Front Office - Multi-Channel Transformation, FSS: Banking - Risk and Compliance, IBM Analytics

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