ICS BANKS® Application Achieves Record Breaking Performance and High-watermark Benchmarking on HP Unix Platform

October, 2014

Unmatched results of ICS BANKS® solution on HP Superdome 2 i4 Unix environment



ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, successfully benchmarked its ICS BANKS® software suite on HP Superdome 2 i4 Unix environment. 

Performed in March 2014, at HP Atlanta Solution Centre in USA, the benchmark revealed high performance scalability of ICS BANKS® and achieved its highest and unmatched results with high number of concurrent connected users and massive injection of financial transactions. 

ICSFS generated ICS BANKS® data representative of tier 1 and tier 2 universal banking activity volumes of 145 million accounts, 3,000 branches and more than 42,000 concurrent users. 

With simulating more than 42,000 concurrent users, a throughput of 22,056 for OLTP financial transactions was achieved for duration of 35 minutes. The ATM & E-channels benchmark revealed an overall throughput of 63k (62936) transactions per second. End of Month Capitalization Batch processed 4.2 million Interest Accounts in 4 minutes window resulting in an unmatched batch throughput of 59k (59200) accounts per second. 

ICS BANKS® Internet Banking (IBS) benchmark measured the online processing window, loaded with more than 61,000 concurrent users with 45 million registered users. The system supported around 422,000 user logon and 23 million web page visits within 30 minutes. During this test, a throughput of 5.3k (5338) online financial transactions per second is sustained resulting in 9.6 million online transactions within a 30-minute window. This test measured the scalability and sustainability of ICS BANKS® Internet Banking to serve massive clients over 30 minutes while still ensuring efficient service delivery without any loss of speed or quality of service. 

This performance benchmark reflects ICS BANKS® high scalability and agility of providing high levels of operational efficiency, meeting end users ever-changing demands and evolving business requirements, and delivering powerful banking solutions designed for the world’s largest banks. Sustaining amazing and unmatched throughput for both online and batch processing, while still ensuring efficient service delivery without any loss of speed or quality of service, is the highest achieved today as no publicly available benchmark is known to provide higher performance for this kind of benchmark

Managing Director of ICSFS; Mr. Robert Hazboun commented on this milestone,
“Our record breaking results demonstrate that ICS BANKS® can easily handle the transaction processing requirements of any bank, anywhere in the world. ICS BANKS® proved its robustness, scalability, efficiency and agility. ICS BANKS® uses and utilizes the latest technology available in the market in addition to its solid architecture.’’ 

ICS BANKS® provides a complete suite of banking business modules with a rich sweep of functionality and features, addressing business needs and automating accounting processes, as needed, to improve a bank’s business performance. ICS BANKS® has always been a pioneer in utilizing the latest technology to serve financial institutions. In addition to its embedded Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), the system is deployed in a multi-tiered setup that runs on a web thin client, J2EE environment. ICSFS references in Iraq include the following banks: Bank of Baghdad, Gulf Commercial Bank, Warka Bank for Investment & Finance, Investment Bank of Iraq, United Bank for Investment, Ashur International Bank for Investment, Dar Es Salaam Investment Bank, Emerald Bank, Vakif Bank, Iraqi Islamic Bank, T.C. Ziraat Bankasi, Albaraka Türk Participation Bank. The banking sector in Iraq consists of the Central Bank of Iraq and 56 banks distributed as below; (7) government banks, (29) private Banks, (9) Islamic banks, and (11) foreign banks.