RedPrairie , the world’s leading consumer driven optimisation company, has released the successful completion of high volume testing and load balancing certification for DLx Warehouse running on the IBM DB2 8.2 data server. The testing, conducted at the IBM Innovation Center in Chicago, confirms RedPrairie’s support for the high performing, proven database chosen by one of the nation’s leading grocery wholesalers and one of the large home improvement retailers, as well as other RedPrairie customers.
The port and performance testing conducted over a period of two weeks validated the high volume performance of RedPrairie’s industry-leading warehouse management system running on IBM’s AIX operating system and DB2 database. RedPrairie also successfully completed a proof of concept using IBM’s Enterprise Workload Manager to demonstrate DLx Warehouse has met IBM-specified integration standards for their Virtualisation Engine solution that can dynamically monitor and manage distributed heterogeneous workloads to achieve user-defined business goals.
Comments RedPrairie’s, this certification provides significant benefit to its customers, to its prospects and to RedPrairie. IBM DB2 is a high performance platform with an attractive price point on which to run our systems. DB2 provides RedPrairie’s customers a third option to deploy its system on the platform that best fits the IT infrastructure and staff expertise of their organistion. That reduces their training and support costs.
And because RedPrairie’s SOA architecture allows a single set of source code to support all operating systems and database choices, this new option does not add complexity to product suite, nor does it add cost or overhead to RedPrairie’s customers.
The load balancing capabilities provided by IBM’s Enterprise Workload Manager allow customers to better utilise smaller, lower cost servers that require less experienced IT staff to support them. This reduces up front and ongoing maintenance costs, while ensuring high levels of service.
According to RedPrairie, RedPrairie has long been a leader in providing technology options that suit the needs of large and diverse global customer base. RedPrairie’s work with IBM to test and certify its software for high volume environments on the DB2 platform demonstrates its dedication to go the extra mile to ensure they deliver efficient, robust solutions that support its customers’ operations and IT infrastructure out of the box.
DLx Warehouse is part of RedPrairie’s consumer driven optimisation suite for supply chain and retail operations. These solutions are deployed at over 32,000 sites around the world.