Banrisul maintains market edge with highly scalable IBM technology

Published on 22 Nov 2013

We have been able to cut the number of CPUs required to support our credit database by more than 50 percent, and we are still seeing the same level of performance.

Ronaldo Rapacki, IT Development Manager. Banrisul

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. (Banrisul)

Banking, Financial Markets

Deployment country


Founded in 1928, Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. (Banrisul) is a state-owned bank operating mainly in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. One of Brazil’s largest and most profitable banks, Banrisul employs more than 10,000 people and reports annual revenues of approximately $3.1 billion.

Business need
Faced with significant enterprise growth, Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. (Banrisul) wanted to reduce the time, effort and expense associated with expanding its hardware environment.

Banrisul consolidated its Oracle database workloads to IBM® System z10® Enterprise Class servers running Linux on IBM System z®. The bank recently completed an upgrade to the IBM zEnterprise® 196 platform.

Advanced IBM System z virtualization delivers required scalability and performance needed to support growing numbers of clients and to improve time-to-market for new products and services.


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


System z, System z: System z running Linux - Red Hat, System z: System z running z/VM, System z: System z10, System z: System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), System z: zEnterprise 196 (z196)

Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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