Premier from Fiserv exceeds an online transaction processing (OLTP)
workload of 5.1 million transactions per hour.
Testing successfully processed workloads representative of
organizations processing millions of accounts.
Account processing benchmarks demonstrate superior scalability and
performance, along with low resource usage of Premier.
BROOKFIELD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services
technology solutions, today announced results of benchmark tests
demonstrating the scalability and performance of Premier®
from Fiserv. The tests, run on IBM Power Systems™ with Solid State
Drives (SSDs), show the ability of Premier to manage the Online
Transaction Processing (OLTP) and account processing requirements of
current and prospective clients while cost-effectively accommodating the
future growth of financial institutions of almost any size.
In performance tests conducted by Fiserv at the IBM Innovation Center in
the Silicon Valley, Premier achieved an OLTP benchmark of 5.1 million
transactions per hour. The tests demonstrate the solution's capacity to
easily handle the OLTP workload for an organization processing millions
of accounts. These results completely surpass prior benchmark tests
utilizing IBM hardware, which demonstrated 1.2 million online
transactions per hour.
"Premier has shattered previous benchmark records for the solution. By
choosing IBM Power Systems, financial institutions can expect Premier to
not only accommodate but surpass the processing requirements of a bank
with even the most aggressive and successful growth-oriented strategy,"
said Dave Wegman, senior vice president and head of Premier Solutions
for Bank Solutions, Fiserv. "Fiserv can confidently advise clients that
Premier can scale to meet the requirements of a financial institution of
almost any size."
The OLTP benchmark was produced against an account database supplied by
a large Premier client and represented an online workload that included
customer and account inquiries consistent with real-world application
usage patterns. The 5.1 million online transactions benchmark was set
with an average CPU usage of only 40 percent and average disk usage of
just 9 percent.
Premier also established superior scalability and performance in tests
that measured core account processing that accommodated the full range
of daily, month-end and quarter-end processing and reporting
requirements for a representative mix of accounts. Batch update results
with throughput rates extending to 6.1 million accounts per hour were
demonstrated in tests representing heavy, worst-case processing
scenarios. Average CPU usage during this benchmark was only 31 percent
and average disk usage was just 23 percent.
The relatively low resource usage associated with these results
indicates that larger test databases and system configurations could
yield even higher levels of throughput.
The Premier bank platform runs on the IBM POWER7® processor-based
family of systems with the IBM i operating system. The benchmarks were
conducted on the IBM Power 750™ Express system running IBM iV7R1 and
using SSDs for frequently referenced data. Infrequently accessed data
resided on lower-cost hard disk drives (HDDs). The configuration
included four POWER7 processors totaling 24,000 commercial processing
An example of the Fiserv core competency in account processing, Premier
from Fiserv is known for its feature-rich functionality, open
integration, scalability, flexibility and reliability. The solution's
mature service-oriented architecture facilitates integration within
Fiserv and to third-party solutions. Premier is used by banks of all
sizes from de novo institutions to those with billions in assets.
Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) is a leading global technology provider
serving the financial services industry. Fiserv is driving innovation in
payments, processing services, risk and compliance, customer and channel
management, and business insights and optimization. For six of the past
eight years, Fiserv ranked No. 1 on the FinTech 100, an annual
international listing of the top technology providers to the financial
services industry. For more information, visit www.fiserv.com.
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Source: Fiserv, Inc.
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