About Reliance Communications: Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri. Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932- 2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Rated among “Asia’s Top 5 Most Valuable Telecom Companies”, Reliance Communications is India’s foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The company, with a customer base of over 40 million including over 1.3 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 10 Asian Telecom companies by number of customers. Reliance Communications’ corporate clientele includes 1850 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 200 global carriers.
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Turning a request for records around took multiple days. Even loading a day’s worth of data into the system was taking on the order of 2 to 3 hours. To maintain compliance and deliver results, Reliance needed a breakthrough solution.
Reliance turned to Greenplum and the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance to solve its largescale data challenges. The company selected the S1004 model of the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance. The S1004 integrates Greenplum Database with 4 Sunfire X4500 systems as well as a Sunfire X4200 system. All of the systems run Solaris, which includes ZFS, Sun’s revolutionary file system.
In aggregate, the systems provide 20 CPU cores driving 192 SATA disk drives and 40 terabytes of usable database capacity. As a result of deploying the S1004, the time required to turn around a request for detailed call records shrank by over 80 percent, from multiple days to a few hours. In addition to the company’s issues with information retrieval, the inability to load data into the data warehouse quickly enough was becoming increasingly problematic. Compared to Reliance’s previous database system, the Greenplum system reduced the average time to load a day’s worth of data by over 90 percent, from 2 hours to under 10 minutes. Deploying the Greenplum solution improved response times and mitigated Reliance’s risk of non-compliance.
Reliance Communications has established a panIndia, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire infocomm value chain, covering over 14,000 towns and 400,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 165,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
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