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GoldenGate and ITD Implement Database Migration Software Solution for IS Bank’s Critical System Upgrade, from Oracle Linux to Oracle IBM AIX, Resulting in 30% Performance Improvement

30 June, 2008 — GoldenGate Software Inc. (www.goldengate.com), a leading provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions, today announced that IS Bank (www.isbank.com), the largest private bank in Turkey, has successfully implemented GoldenGate’s software solution to manage the bank’s critical Oracle database and operating system migration with minimal downtime and low risk. Implementation – including proof of concept, migration and data validation – was accomplished in just three weeks with local partner, ITD. Now live on IBM’s AIX operating system, the new environment has already proven an increase in overall performance by up to 30%.

IS Bank is the largest private bank in Turkey, with the biggest branch and ATM network among private banks. Established in 1924 at the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, IS Bank was launched with the aim of financing the nation’s industry through the provision of both loans and equity participations. As part of IS Bank’s "Infrastructure Enhancement Project" which was deployed almost two years ago, the bank was looking to move its OLTP data to new systems with very little downtime.

Koray YALDIZ, DBA, IS Bank explained: “We needed to move our current system on Linux to a new system on AIX. Also we wanted to upgrade our Oracle database in addition to leveraging Oracle’s ASM facility instead of OCFS. These three requirements together required lengthy down-time which was unacceptable for a high-level, 24/7 service that IS Bank prides itself in offering its customers.”

To address all three issues, IS Bank had considered a host of different individual solutions which it felt might provide the desired outcome. IS Bank discovered that outside Oracle’s utilities, GoldenGate was the only independent vendor that supported the Oracle ASM capability which quickly drove them to their final decision.
“After the proof of concept in December 2007, however, we saw that the GoldenGate® product performed well beyond our expectations and wholly satisfied our needs. Compared with alternative migration methods, GoldenGate was the only one that enabled minimal down-time.”

Demonstrating their successful partnership, the GoldenGate and ITD teams worked closely together with IS Bank to test, install and run the GoldenGate solution for this critical migration project. Once the new system was up and running, IS Bank used GoldenGate Veridata™ to validate that both systems contained the same data before switching over to the new environment. Additionally, IS Bank had the ability to fail-back to the original system for a period of time in the event of any issues because of the GoldenGate solution’s bi-directional capabilities.

Osman Özdemir, Sales Director of ITD, commented, “We are delighted to work with GoldenGate’s highly flexible solution which allows our customers to quickly roll out new infrastructure and application capabilities. GoldenGate is easy to install and maintain and it is really a great enabler for any fast moving IT group.”

About GoldenGate Software:
GoldenGate Software Inc. is a leading provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions for improving the availability, accessibility and performance of critical data across enterprise systems. GoldenGate's technology offerings enable businesses to capture, route, transform, deliver, and verify transactional data in real time across heterogeneous IT environments. With more than 400 enterprises using GoldenGate solutions worldwide, GoldenGate products drive solutions for critical initiatives in high availability, disaster tolerance, and real-time data integration. Enterprises using GoldenGate solutions include Visa, Bank of America, US Bank, UBS, Sabre Holdings, DIRECTV, Comcast, Federated Investors, Mayo Foundation and Overstock.com. GoldenGate broadens its global market reach through key relationships with leading application and technology vendors including ACI Worldwide, Amdocs, Business Objects, Cerner, Eclipsys, GE Healthcare, HP, IBM, Ingres, Oracle, Teradata, and others. A private company, GoldenGate is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found on the Web at www.goldengate.com

About ITD:
Founded in Istanbul in 1991, ITD -İletişim Teknoloji Danışmanlık Ticaret A.Ş. provides services on voice automation, payment automation and infrastructural performance solutions. Due to the founder’s experience in the financial industry, as well as the importance of this sector in Turkey, the financial market was the starting point of all activities at ITD.

The key markets for ITD are the finance, telecommunication and retail industries.

Within its voice automation solution business line, ITD offers call / contact center solutions, interactive voice response systems, speech recognition, real-time performance management solutions and unified business communications on IP infrastructure. According to the market needs, ITD converts its know-how into value added solutions and products. The MagiContact® Product Family has been developed to complement ITD’s voice systems solutions.

Within its payment automation solution business line, ITD provides end-to-end payment solutions ranging from risk / fraud management solutions to anti-money laundering system, “PointPlus” loyalty solution and complete card management solutions.

Within its infrastructural performance solutions, ITD provides high availability & real-time data integration solutions, testing solutions for e-payment systems and SMS Gateway / SMS Technologies to its customers.

ITD enlarges its operations and broadens its services and market-driven approach internationally. With this focus; ITD has a direct office in Poland since 1994.
www.itd.com.tr

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