Microsoft and CSC have formed an alliance to support CSC’s Integral insurance suite on Microsoft software. Because Integral interoperates seamlessly with Windows Server and SQL Server, insurance carriers who deploy the joint CSC/Microsoft solution benefit from a modern, easy-to-manage solution for improving processes, customer service, and overall productivity. Windows Server delivers the power and reliability that businesses require to thrive and grow, while SQL Server provides the performance, availability, and security to manage large volumes of data intelligently and eliminate silos of information. The result is a streamlined solution with global reach that lets carriers operate regionally and internationally with ease.

To confirm the performance and scalability of the solution, CSC and Microsoft conducted benchmark testing on CSC’s Integral group and life insurance components running on SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The results were very impressive. The group insurance component scaled to 330 concurrent users running against a 50,000-member database with a complex policy structure, and the life insurance component demonstrated a near-linear scalability to 1,500 concurrent users running against a database of 1 million policies--maintaining excellent performance in both cases. These results confirm that SQL Server is an
excellent choice for CSC’s Integral licensees.

For details of the benchmark tests, see:

CSC Integral Group and Microsoft SQL Server solution brief,

CSC Integral Group and Microsoft SQL Server benchmark white paper,

CSC Integral Life and Microsoft SQL Server solution brief,

CSC Integral Life and Microsoft SQL Server benchmark white paper.