December 17, 2007
DUBLIN, Calif., Dec. 12 -- Sybase Inc., a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced that TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, has chosen Sybase IQ to power its database of 280 million credit consumers. Sybase IQ, a highly optimized analytics server, was able to handle TransUnion’s challenging data warehousing requirements with ease -- it decreased query times, while significantly reducing hardware and energy requirements by achieving data compression of up to 82 percent. With its innovative column-based architecture, Sybase IQ enables financial services marketers to run queries on primary reports up to six times faster than a traditional row-oriented database.
Sybase IQ is uniquely suited for organizations such as TransUnion that gather, analyze, and deliver comprehensive data and advanced analytics services to business users. To gain an edge in a very competitive market, TransUnion needed to meet its customers’ ever increasing time sensitivity when performing analytic queries. Sybase IQ’s track record in business intelligence (nearly 1,000 organizations use it) prompted TransUnion to consider a data warehouse powered by Sybase IQ. TransUnion conducted an in-depth, six-week proof-of-concept demonstrating reduced load processing times, significantly faster query response times and reduced storage costs.
“With Sybase IQ, we’ve added an incredibly powerful engine to our system,” said Peter Hoversten, TransUnion's chief information officer. “The success of Sybase IQ has prompted us to explore even more ways that we can better utilize our system to leverage the power Sybase IQ provides.”
Designed from the start as an analytics server, Sybase IQ produces its incredible results because of a unique architecture combining a column-based data structure with patented indexing and a scalable grid. Compatible with standard hardware platforms and leading analytics applications, Sybase IQ offers extraordinarily high performance at a lower cost than alternatives. Sybase IQ also reduces storage and server requirements compared to traditional database management systems. In a recent independent benchmark on a world’s record 1 petabyte of raw data, Sybase IQ compressed data 85 percent resulting in a “green” data environment with 90 percent less CO2 emissions over the data warehouse’s life time. www.sybase.com/detail?id=1054011
“By accelerating response time and opening up new opportunities, Sybase IQ further enhanced TransUnion’s competitive position,” said Kathleen Schaub, vice president of the Information Products Group at Sybase. “With Sybase IQ, companies can offer richer and faster analytics-as-a-service. Sybase IQ helps reduce the risk of customer loss due to poor performing service and opens numerous opportunities for new kinds of revenue. This capability exemplifies Sybase’s vision of the Unwired Enterprise, enabling organizations to offer access to information anytime, anywhere.”
TransUnion also selected Sybase PowerDesigner, the data modeling market leader, to standardize their data modeling for business processes and metadata. PowerDesigner seamlessly integrates with Sybase IQ, as well as all leading database brands.
About Sybase Inc.
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: www.sybase.com.
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