IBM and Infosys Set New Global Benchmark For Core Banking Transaction Processing, Promising Lower Total Cost of Ownership For Banks Worldwide

Finacle Core Banking Solution on IBM System p Unix Servers Sets a New Unparalleled Scalability Record

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BANGALORE, India - 11 Dec 2006: IBM and Infosys today announced record-setting results of a performance benchmark for Infosys' Finacle Core Banking Solution running on IBM's System p Servers that far outperform all such published benchmarks by a wide margin.  As a result, banks worldwide will be able to process rapidly growing volumes of transactions faster and more reliably at an even lower cost per transaction.

In the recent scalability benchmark, reviewed by Ernst & Young, Finacle on IBM System p servers surpassed its own previous record as the most scalable core banking solution in the world. The Finacle on IBM System p benchmark performed on a base of over 52 million accounts, delivering a transaction throughput on delivery channels  at 29,010*1 effective transactions per second (ETPS) beating its own previous best of 11,180*4 ETPS. The new delivery channels transaction processing benchmark translates to a business transaction throughput of 19,288*1 business transactions per second (TPS).

For On-Line Transactions Processing (OLTP)  a throughput of 11,476*2 ETPS was recorded (which translates to 7,790*2 business TPS) and for term deposit interest booking batch processing, the system processed 39,408*3 accounts per second.

"The results of this benchmark with IBM have reinforced Finacle’s value proposition as the most scalable and robust core banking solution in the world and a solution ideally suited for global Tier 1, Tier 2 banks and other large and fast growing banks across the world.   Finacle coupled with IBM's System p servers will enable our clients to manage aggressive growth efficiently, reliably and at an even lower total cost of ownership" said Merwin Fernandes, Vice President and Business Head- Finacle, Infosys Technologies.  ”This is another example of how Finacle innovates to set new industry benchmarks that enable our clients scale new heights in their business and stay ahead of the curve in a highly competitive global banking market”, he added.

Ian Hurst, General Manager, Banking and Financial Services, IBM adds, "We have invested extensively in the advancement of the IBM System p platform to allow our customers to reap real business benefits from our technology innovation. The result from this benchmark is further proof that customers from banking organizations have much to gain in areas of better cost efficiencies, scalability, and resource utilization when running Finacle on IBM System p servers. This is one more example of how we are addressing the needs of our customers who are looking to innovate for business value."

With banks across the world rapidly growing and scaling their business fuelled by accelerating M&A, product innovation, one-stop banking and explosive retail banking growth in emerging markets, the key objective of the benchmark was to demonstrate and measure the ability of the core banking solution to seamlessly scale up to handle the ever growing transaction volumes (both online and batch) efficiently and cost effectively. 

Banks running Finacle and IBM System p servers can now add new products and services and be able to handle the increased transaction and account processing requirements on a highly scalable, robust, low TCO platform.

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Finacle, the universal banking solution from Infosys, empowers banks to transform their business leveraging technology. The solution addresses the core banking, e-banking, treasury, and wealth management, CRM, and cash management requirements of retail, corporate and universal banks worldwide. Finacle has been architected out of years of experience with global banks and offers several powerful and differentiating features making it one of the most comprehensive, flexible and scalable solutions in its class.

About Infosys Technologies
Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT enabled business solutions. These provide our customers strategic differentiation and operational superiority, thereby increasing business competitiveness. Each solution is delivered with a high degree of time and cost predictability that ensures peace of mind. With Infosys, you get a transparent business partner, business-IT alignment with flexibility, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch your IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that the company pioneered.  For more information, visit

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