Background information

Bybon Group was founded in 2007. The company has 150 service centers in more than 100 cities in China. A total of 1200 maintenance engineers work in these service centers to serve more than 50 million mobile phone users. The company provides an end-to-end monitoring system based on IT, products, and customer services to ensure data security for mobile phone users. This system allows mobile phone users to use easy-to-use, high-quality, and secure value-added services.

Business challenges

The Oracle RAC databases on which the company deploys its core ticket management systems for all outlets run on minicomputers. As a result, the data cannot be moved to Alibaba Cloud. However, this company deploys all of its applications on Alibaba Cloud. This hybrid architecture results in high latency that compromises the service availability and performance at peak hours.

The company has limited O&M personnel and needs to outsource technical services to maintain the Oracle databases every year. The company also needs to pay for software licenses from Oracle each year.

Solutions

Use Advanced Database & Application Migration (ADAM) to move data from Oracle RAC databases to Alibaba Cloud by automatically analyzing and adjusting business-related code based on the specific scenario and process.

Use PolarDB O Edition to replace Oracle RAC databases. PolarDB O Edition provides higher performance and can reuse 90% code from Oracle RAC databases. This simplifies the processes of migrating data from Oracle services.

Benefits

After the Oracle RAC databases are replaced by using ADAM and PolarDB O Edition, the system availability of the company is significantly improved, and the structure of IT costs is optimized. IT costs are greatly reduced as the company no longer needs to purchase licenses from Oracle.

  • Applications and databases are both deployed on the cloud. This allows the company to flexibly scale cloud resources and minimize network latency. The availability of the business system is also greatly improved.
  • The structure of IT costs is optimized. The company no longer needs to outsource services for Oracle database maintenance or purchase licenses to use Oracle databases. The company needs only to purchase cloud resources on demand.