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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
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: 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
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
Misys: New Opics customers consistently pick SQL Server
I was reading the 2011 April 6 Interim Management Statement and noticed that all of the named new customers picked SQL Server as their database. "Opics Plus, our trading, risk and treasury solution, added four new customers, including HaNa Bank in China and FirstMerit Bank in the US." SQL Server...
29 Jun 2009
Running Opics Plus on SQL Server 2012 increases performance in scenarios with heavy database utilization
Mysis Opics Plus is an out-of-the-box solution that helps financial institutions consolidate and streamline treasury processing, increase STP rates, reduce the cost of transactions, minimize reconciliation, and provide strategic web access for their customers. As part of their partnership, Misys and...
14 Jun 2012
Misys: Managing Risk & Compliance in a Volatile Market: Streamlining Trades and Ensuring ROI (Free Aberdeen Webinar!)
Global financial turmoil has grown, from the credit crisis crippling many financial institutions, to the current debt crisis that is bringing much valuation uncertainty to the capital markets. Within this market uncertainty is the firms continued commitment to reduce operational risk and cost, ensure...
30 Nov 2011
Misys: Opics and Summit customers are picking SQL Server
I was recently reading Misys' 1st Quarter 2010/11 Interim Management Statement and noticed that all of the customers cited for Summit and Opics offerings are using SQL Server for their database. "There were new name wins for Summit with OSK Investment Bank in Malaysia and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank in Israel...
25 May 2009
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
SQL Server 2012 provides performance, scalability, and value for Summit FT
Summit FT is the Misys cross-asset, front-to-back solution that specializes in derivatives and structured products for global investment banks. As part of their partnership, Misys and Microsoft worked together to demonstrate that Summit FT’s foreign exchange trade processing functionality, running...
12 Jun 2012
MISYS: Summit FT moved to SQL Server 2008 to reduce costs and improve efficiencies
Misys has announced that Summit FT has migrated its product to SQL Server 2008 (32 bits) and planning to add support for SQL Server 2008 (64 bits) soon. Misys states that it is responding to market needs to reduce the total cost of ownership and improve efficiencies. Summit V5.5 is a result of major...
18 Apr 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
Proven Performance: Misys Loan IQ v7.2 Running on SQL Server 2012
Misys, Microsoft, HP, and Intel worked together to test the performance and scalability of Misys Loan IQ—the market-leading commercial lending software from Misys—running on SQL Server, Windows Server, and HP servers powered by the Intel Xeon processor E7 family. The results of the tests...
5 Jul 2013
Migration: The value gained moving from DB2 to SQL Server 2008R2
[Oracle Migration Value] [Sybase Migration Value] Two decades ago, I made my living as a DB2 developer working for GTENW (now Verizon). In this year's spring-cleaning, I came across my old DB2 certificates; perhaps it is time to do a spring-cleaning of perceptions about DB2 and SQL Server. As a developer...
5 May 2011
Misys: FirstMerit Bank banks on the merits of SQL Server
FirstMerit Bank has licensed Misys Opics Plus, Misys Portal for Opics Plus, TI Plus and Misys Trade Portal running on SQL Server to deal with foreign exchange and trade finance processing. Misys will be providing these packages in the software as a service model (SaaS) to FirstMerit. Mysis is offering...
1 Jun 2009
Misys: New Opics customers are consistently choosing SQL Server
The 25 January 2011 Interim Results forMisys landed on my screen recently, and noticed that all of the new customers that they cite for Opics picked SQL Server as their database component. "Opics continued to build its position in emerging markets, adding new customers Nacional Financiera and Bancomext...
8 Jun 2009
Misys: New Summit customers consistently pick SQL Server
The Mysis' 2011 April 6 Interim Management Statement appeared in my browser, and I noticed that all of the new customers cited picked SQL Server as their database. "Summit, our cross-asset trading and risk management solution, added new customers - Bundesrepublik Deutschland Finanzagentur in Germany...
23 Jun 2009
Testing confirms the enterprise-class performance of Kondor+ and Misys Global Risk running on SQL Server and Windows Server
Kondor+ is a leading trade and risk management solution from Misys that lets users manage global trading activities on a single flexible, extensible platform. Misys Global Risk (MGR) is a framework for collaborative risk management, which includes components for managing market risk, credit risk, and...
30 Oct 2012
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
Misys: New Summit customers keep choosing SQL Server
I was reading the 25 January 2011 Interim Results for Misys and noticed that all of the new customers that they cite for Summit picked SQL Server as their database component. "There were some key new name deals in the period for the Summit trading and risk management solution, following the introduction...
15 Jun 2009
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