Tieto Card Suite Gains High Performance with Oracle SuperCluster

Tieto today announced it has earned Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status through Oracle Partner Network, demonstrating that Tieto Card Suite has been tested and tuned on Oracle SuperCluster to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Tieto is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. Tieto Card Suite performance tests have been carried out at the Oracle technical test facility in Linlithgow, Scotland, with the involvement of Thales, manufacturer of cryptography products.

The tests showed 10,000 transactions per second for the transactional flow routing solution, and 5,000 tps for the full card authorization solution at an average response time of 0.1 second. In each of these scenarios Thales Hardware Security Module (HSM) payShield 9,000 were used.

The performance tests recreated real working conditions of financial institutions processing large amounts of transactions on the Tieto Card Suite array. Each scenario lasted for an hour, during which Card Suite emulated different operations – routing operations between banks and card schemes, cash-out operations, balance enquiries, cash-in operations and POS purchases. Card Suite configuration based on the Oracle SuperCluster M7 had 10,000,000 card accounts, 25,000 ATMs and 100,000 POS terminals, which represents a large European bank.

Running with Oracle SuperCluster M7 and with Thales’ latest technology, Tieto Card Suite exceeded expectations twofold. The achieved results show that Tieto Card Suite is a payments solution that can comply with the highest performance requirements of large banks, third party processors and central banks in any part of the world.

The requirements for such solutions are immense: they require scalability and extreme efficiency in operation, while running on such a solution architecture that is indeed future-proof. 

The combination of these solutions has been a first choice for many leading transactional business organizations and operators worldwide. These tests prove yet again the right platform combination and a great return on R&D investment. 

“Our many years of work with Oracle allows us to offer modern technological solutions to our customers and the results of performance tests on the Oracle SuperCluster M7 demonstrate the capabilities of the Tieto Card Suite. We are pleased to offer a truly reliable solution that provides high performance in high load conditions,” says Maris Ozolins, director of Cards at Tieto. “Furthermore, the combination of Tieto Card Suite, Oracle SuperCuster and Thales HSMs provides our customers with a feasible, cost efficient and scalable solution,” he later adds. 

“Thales and Tieto have had a long and successful cooperation over many years. We are extremely pleased to see such outstanding results from the combined Tieto Card Suite, Oracle SuperCluster and Thales payShield 9000 hardware security module performance tests. I am sure that these results will provide the confidence necessary for transaction processors all over the world, regardless of size.” adds Paul Meadowcroft, Director Product Management, Thales e-Security.

 “Oracle Exastack Optimized recognizes partners who have optimized their solutions on a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure in order to help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver superior value to users,” said David Hicks, Vice President, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business Development, Oracle. “By achieving Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status Tieto has demonstrated its Card Suite 4.2.6 is tested and tuned to work with Oracle SuperCluster to help deliver optimum performance, scalability, and reliability to their customers.”

Oracle SuperCluster Optimized is part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program which allows partners, such as Tieto, to leverage OPN enablement resources and dedicated lab environments to help develop, test and tune their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance engineered systems. Oracle SuperCluster is an integrated server, storage, networking and software system that provides maximum end-to-end database and application performance and minimal initial and ongoing support and maintenance effort and complexity at the lowest total cost of ownership. It is ideal for Oracle Database and best for customers who need to maximize return on their software investments, increase their IT agility and improve application usability and overall IT productivity.

By achieving Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status, Oracle recognizes Tieto for developing, testing and tuning Card Suite 4.2.6 on Oracle SuperCluster. This accomplishment is a testament to Tieto’s ability to deliver the extreme performance and reliability customers require.

About Tieto 

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. 

Tieto Card Suite is a set of off-the-shelf software packages supporting full life cycle of retail payments, from card issuing and acquiring, including e-commerce and mobile payments, to merchant management, transaction switching and clearing. Tieto Card Suite serves more than 500 financial institutions in over 30 counties in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. www.tieto.com/cards   

About Thales e-Security

Thales e-Security and Vormetric have combined to form the leading global data protection and digital trust management company. Together, we enable companies to compete confidently and quickly by securing data at-rest, in-motion, and in-use to effectively deliver secure and compliant solutions with the highest levels of management, speed and trust across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. By deploying our leading solutions and services, targeted attacks are thwarted and sensitive data risk exposure is reduced with the least business disruption and at the lowest life cycle cost. Thales e-Security and Vormetric are part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com.

About the Oracle Exastack Program  

The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance.  Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they are supported, and have been tested and tuned with the goal to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Big Data Appliance and their component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a low cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. With an Oracle Exastack Optimized or Oracle Exastack Ready status achievement, partners will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack 

About Oracle PartnerNetwork 

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.


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For more information please contact:


Inga Steinerte, Marketing manager, Cards, Tieto, phone: +371 29679119, inga.steinerte@tieto.com

Maris Ozolins, Director of Cards, Tieto, phone: +371 6751 0000, maris.ozolins@tieto.com


Liz Harris, Director of media relations, Thales e-security, phone:  +44 (0)1223 723612, Liz.Harris@thales-esecurity.com


About Us

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. Headquartered in Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries. Tieto’s turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion and shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm. www.tieto.com