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Running CSC’s Integral insurance suite on SQL Server and Windows Server provides unmatched performance and scalability
ISV Apps on SQL
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...
7 Feb 2013
Benchmark Testing Results: CSC’s Integral P&C Running on SQL Server
ISV Apps on SQL
CSC’s Integral is a comprehensive insurance administration suite that provides end-to-end policy and group management, product configuration, and business-analytics capabilities. In February and March of 2012, CSC and Microsoft conducted performance and scalability testing on the Integral property...
4 Jun 2012
CSC’s Integral Running on SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Scales to 1,000 Concurrent Users with Excellent Performance
ISV Apps on SQL
CSC’s Integral is a comprehensive administration suite for life insurance and annuities/pensions, property and casualty (P&C), general insurance, and group insurance. In February and March 2012, CSC and Microsoft conducted performance and scalability testing on the Integral P&C application running...
29 May 2012
Benchmark testing confirms the scalability, performance, and value of the Microsoft Application Platform for CSC’s POINT IN
CSC’s POINT IN policy administration system is widely known in the insurance industry as the leading end-to-end property and casualty (P&C) administration application suite. It has the largest active customer community in North America, with more than 100 carriers using the system to process...
16 May 2012
Testing Confirms the Scalability, Performance, and Value of Microsoft SQL Server for CSC’s POINT IN
ISV Apps on SQL
CSC’s POINT IN policy administration system is widely known in the insurance industry as the leading end-to-end property and casualty (P&C) administration software. It has the largest active customer community, with more than 100 carriers using the system to process and support virtually all...
16 Dec 2011
Migration: The value gained moving from Oracle to SQL Server 2008R2
[DB2 Migration Value] [ Sybase Migration Value ] In the early 1980's I was an Oracle Developer on mainframes and on MS-DOS using Oracle 5.1 on MS-DOS (distributed on some 20+ diskettes -- I still have them). It was an interesting time because PC products like dBase II were power-user friendly but...
10 May 2011
Fundamentals: Improving Insert and Update Performance by Dropping Unused Indexes
[Prior Post in Series] [Next Post in Series] In my prior posts, I looked at adding indexes with Database Engine Tuning Advisor. In this post, I will look at the other side of the coin and delete indexes that are unused or that cost more resources than they save. Indexes primary use is to find records...
15 Apr 2011
Fundamentals: Running Database Engine Tuning Advisor and Selecting Indexes
[Prior Post in Series] [Next Post in Series] In my last post Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log , I illustrated how to create a workload. In this post, I will look at the complimentary step, using the log as input to the Database Engine Tuning Advisor to identify performance...
8 Apr 2011
CSC Point In: Insurance Administration Software is now on SQL Server
POINT IN supports end-to-end processing for all lines of insurance coverage, the company is providing more choice to clients by offering a new option that runs on the Microsoft Windows platform with a SQL Server database, allowing reduced total cost of ownership. “With the broadest portfolio...
6 Apr 2011
Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log
[Next Post in Series] This is the kick-off post of a regular Friday series of posts, " Basic Skills for SQL Server ISV Administrators ". I have found that ISV Administrators are often Professional Engineers (P.E.) -- rich in business knowledge and light in Information Technology expertise. In this...
1 Apr 2011
Best Practices Analyzer for ISV SQL Servers to protect your company’s property
The intellectual property(IP) or other valuable information may be stored on SQL Server in your ISV product. Its value is more than credit card records (credit cards can be cancelled if lost, IP can’t). It may be the equivalent of a state secret for your firm. Microsoft provides two versions of...
7 Mar 2011
Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server
[Next Post in Series: Kronos Migration] My first experience with data migration dates from the 1970’s when a firm was moving from a Honeywell Mainframe (64KB of memory, no DASD -- just tape drives) to an IBM 4331 (2 MB of memory and DASD). In those days, computer manufacturers often had different...
4 Mar 2011
Right sizing ISV installations for the best bang for the buck!
SQL Server ISV
Author: This article is written by our contributing author Ken Lassesen. His bio can be found here . Recently I have seen two configurations that caused me to shake my head in disbelief. In reality, the problem is the classic one of people working off valid but stale past knowledge. Two...
28 Feb 2011
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