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Mformation Achieves Unprecedented Performance on Oracle Engineered Systems

February 24, 2014

Scalability and Performance Key to Managing the Internet of Things (IoT) on Billions of Wirelessly Connected Devices in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Deployments

EDISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mformation® Software Technologies LLC, a leading global provider of solutions for managing wirelessly connected devices, today announced the results of performance benchmark testing of Mformation Service Manager with Oracle Engineered Systems, specifically the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. In addition, Mformation has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that Mformation Service Manager has been tested and tuned on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Mformation is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Testing of Mformation Service Manager showed 15x performance improvement, including more than 8 million firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) transactions/day of files as large as 1GB1. The benchmarks demonstrated an unprecedented level of scalability and performance, which is key to managing the Internet of Things (IoT) on the projected billions of wirelessly connected devices and machines being deployed in machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in different vertical markets. The increasing value of the Internet of Things (IoT) processes, as well as volume of data, means that storing, managing, securing and analyzing data from connected devices is becoming mission critical within organizations.

“The Mformation platform was designed from the ground up for multi-tenancy and carrier-grade scalability, anticipating the need for extremely high transaction throughput as well as high-bandwidth updates of very large packets to endpoint devices,” said Dr. Rakesh Kushwaha, Mformation’s CTO. “It is clear from these benchmarks that Oracle Exadata Database Machine will enable the Mformation platform to scale to meet the current and future device management needs of the largest tier-1 global carriers. With the "Internet of Things" (IoT) driving M2M deployments on connected devices in a wide range of industries — from telematics systems to utility grids, medical equipment and industrial machines — carriers will require platforms like ours that have been tested and proven to be able to manage billions of wirelessly connected devices of all types.”

Performance testing simulated a system with over 100 million connected devices on a single instance of the Mformation platform, running on a half-rack of an Oracle Exadata Database Machine. A variety of different interactions with the devices caused varying loads on the system, including high numbers of firmware/software updates of large files up to 1GB, as well as device diagnostics, configuration and customer-care-originated device management transactions.

Transaction rates and response times for these benchmarks showed:

  • Firmware/software update (FOTA) transactions at >8 million transactions per day
  • FOTA processing of very large files (update packages ranging in size from 500MB to 1GB)
  • Push notifications at >3 million transactions per day
  • Customer care-originated changes at >1.5 million transactions per day
  • Phone number/device pair change transactions at >5 million per day
  • Device attribute update transactions at >1 million per day

    “Oracle Exastack Optimized recognizes partners who have optimized their solutions on a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure in order to help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver superior value to users,” said David Hicks, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business Development, Oracle. “By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, Mformation has demonstrated its Mformation Service Manager is tested and tuned to work with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help deliver optimum performance, scalability, and reliability to their customers.”

    Oracle Exadata Optimized is part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program which allows partners, such as Mformation, to leverage OPN enablement resources and dedicated lab environments to help develop, test and tune their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine delivers extreme performance and is the ideal database platform for OLTP applications, data warehouses as well as the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure and redundant.

    About Mformation

    Mformation Software Technologies LLC is the pioneer and leading global provider of management solutions for wirelessly connected devices. A private company, Mformation is owned by Clearlake Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Since 1999, Mformation’s solutions have been deployed by the largest mobile operators and managed service providers worldwide. With over 500 million devices under management, Mformation enables operators, service providers and enterprises to manage and secure wirelessly connected devices and the applications and services on them over any wireless network. Mformation's award-winning technology provides solutions for mobile service enablement, smart customer interaction, machine-to-machine device management, automatic device detection and configuration, and enterprise mobility management for operators, managed service providers and enterprises. For more information visit www.mformation.com.

    About the Oracle Exastack Program

    The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine and Oracle SuperCluster. Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they are supported, and have been tested and tuned with the goal to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle SuperCluster and their component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. With an Oracle Exastack Optimized or Oracle Exastack Ready status achievement, partners will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack.

    About Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

    Trademarks

    Mformation and the Mformation logo are registered trademarks of Mformation Software Technologies LLC. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

    1 Mformation platform tested on Oracle Database running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2 half-rack system versus a comparable 32-bit X86 system with 64GB RAM.



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