Performance and Scalability Benchmark: Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management
The Oracle Communications BRM application suite is a Tier 1, convergent billing framework that is architected for leading service providers. The BRM solution is a fully convergent prepaid and postpaid solution and employs an architecture that allows convergent modules to co-exist and offer integrated services. Over the years and over subsequent releases, the Oracle Communications BRM application suite has grown into a robust convergent billing solution that is architecturally stable, offers predictable performance, scales horizontally, is available in many configurations and operating systems, and can be customized for specific needs. As a result, there is a continuous need to perform benchmark and scalability analysis to ensure the application suite meets the needs of key workloads. This white paper describes the performance and scalability results of Oracle Communications BRM 7.3.1 from the recent benchmark conducted at Sun Solutions Center in Paris and France. The Oracle Communications BRM benchmark was done on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 and M8000 servers running Solaris 10. The benchmark originally comprised GSM price plans that were representative of customer cases for telephone, SMS, fax, data, and WAP. The activity was later simplified for the benchmark, and only the two major CDR type, telephone and SMS, were simulated. The presence of fax, data, and WAP would increase the memory usage of the pipeline.