BIAS Corporation is one of Oracle's elite Partners specializing in the design, acquisition, implementation, and management of comprehensive IT solutions for some of the world's leading organizations. Oracle Applications, Technology, and Sun hardware systems are our primary focus and the foundation of our business. We pride ourselves on being the industry leaders in Oracle Database, E-Business Suite Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Business Intelligence products. BIAS works hand-in-hand with Oracle's Development, Product Management, Support, and Sales Teams to build and deploy high performance Enterprise business solutions in addition to providing clients with cost saving managed services for turnkey systems management.
BIAS Corporation is also an Oracle GSA Reseller (GS-35F-0558U) and Systems Integrator specializing in Oracle Hardware, Engineered Systems, Technology, Middleware, Business Intelligence and Oracle Applications. BIAS is an Oracle elite certified Cross Stack Partner with 30 Oracle Specializations. BIAS is honored to be recognized as the first Oracle Partner to achieve specialized status in both Oracle Exadata and GoldenGate technologies. In addition, BIAS is the first partner specialized on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Engineered System. Other BIAS specializations include Database, Business Intelligence, SOA, Database Performance Tuning, RAC, WebCenter, Data Warehousing, Oracle Linux, Application Grid and Enterprise Manager.
BIAS provides world class business solutions built on the Oracle applications and technology platform using Oracle’s best in class tools. We design, develop and implement systems based on Oracle’s methods and best practices for technology and application architecture giving our customers the advantage they need to compete in today’s competitive market.
- Oracle Excellence Award 2016 Specialized Partner of the Year: Big Data Analytics - North America
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For highly-regulated industries, such as finance, healthcare, intelligence, law enforcement, telecom and more, cloud-based consumer messaging solutions and email just don’t work. Such organizations simply can’t abide the risk of highly sensitive data crossing the firewall, possibly being co-mingled in the cloud and becoming vulnerable to hackers once data is unencrypted. That’s why BIAS designed a highly secure messaging and collaboration (SMAC) application that allows users inside your firewall to share documents and exchange comments while displaying which work group members are currently online. Encrypted messages never leave the application, so your authenticated users can communicate securely from anywhere on any device. Plus, SMAC requires no network overhead, which means that users can share large files without impacting network bandwidth. With BIAS’ SMAC app, your data is secured, encrypted, audit-able and searchable to ensure compliance without standing in the way of collaboration or innovation.
This application has achieved: Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready, Oracle Database Ready, Oracle WebLogic Ready, Oracle Linux Ready, Oracle Solaris Ready
Healthcare Mobile Workforce
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ODA Healthcare Customer Use Case
This nationally acclaimed provider originally engaged BIAS to assist them with a RAC deployment for a new healthcare specific application that was going into production. During the assessment of their current infrastructure and requirements, BIAS uncovered aging Oracle systems and technology gaps. Wanting to avoid a costly upgrade of its existing systems, they showcased the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) with its fully-integrated software, servers, storage, and networking capabilities. The ease-of-use, paired with a large cost savings, led the customer to select the ODA and migrate mission-critical systems.
- Analyze the customer’s existing IT infrastructure.
- Conduct an Oracle license inventory and identify any potential gaps.
- Outline a plan to migrate 10-year-old systems, increase performance, and eliminate struggles with Oracle RAC as well as avoid possible failure risks with the aging hardware and software.
- Install and assist with the deployment of 12c Enterprise Manager to manage before and after snapshots of performance.
After thorough analysis, BIAS presented the customer with the ODA solution, demonstrating the box’s triple redundancy features, easy-to-manage removable drives as well as add-on processor cores that would fit the customer’s business requirement of 4 terabyte storage. BIAS designed a plan to consolidate 12 systems onto the Oracle Database Appliance. Being one of the select partners of the beta program, BIAS had the insight to skillfully oversee the implementation and navigate the Oracle organization. Several COTS applications will be running off of the ODAs including surgery scheduling, lab data, clinical applications, patient care, EMR, & claims processing. In addition, BIAS will be providing the customer’s lean IT staff with remote monitoring, and when deployed, BIAS will close the loop with a before-and-after ROI analysis.
Migrate to Save - Financial Customer Success Story
A top ranked bank holding company in the US engaged BIAS to assist them in migrating 23 physical Sun Servers to the new Oracle SPARC T4-4 in a virtualized environment. This included database migration, a highly available clustered environment and a RAC environment. During the analysis phase BIAS was able to define the cpu / memory requirements. During the implementation phase BIAS developed procedures for cloning an operating system from a golden image, a database migration procedure, a procedure for installing and configuring Sun Cluster and a procedure for installing and configuring Oracle RAC.
♦ Analyze the current CPU & Memory utilization
♦ Recommend CPU & Memory sizing for the virtualized environment
♦ Develop a "Golden Image" process for cloning a OS disk
♦ Develop database migration procedures
♦ Develop Sun Cluster implementation procedure
♦ Develop Oracle Rac implementation procedure
♦ Assist with the installation and deployment of Enterprise Manager 12c
♦ Develop a test plan to stress test the virtualized environment
♦ Install, configure & implement GoldenGate
After through analysis, BIAS was able to assist the customer in migrating 23 aging servers their corresponding databases to a virtualized environment on six Oracle SPARC T4-4 servers. The migration utilized multiple database migration techniques including GoldenGate. Sun Cluster was used to create a highly available active / passive environment for several virtualized severs and Oracle RAC was used to create a highly available active / active environment for several virtualized servers.
♦ 23 servers down to 6 T4-4's
♦ 6 full racks down to 2 half racks
♦ 24 virtualized Solaris servers
♦ Golden Gate implementation
♦ Sun Cluster implementation
♦ Oracle RAC implementation
♦ Provided OVM strategy and direction
♦ Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
♦ Oracle OPS Center 12c
♦ 50% reduction in power consumption
♦ 50% reduction in cooling requirements
Power of the Red Stack - IBM Competitive
The Bank’s environment consists of multiple IBM P7 systems - replacing the legacy P5 series, which connect to an EMC Symmetrix and EMC CLARiiON frames. During discussions with the customer’s team, all performance issues point to I/O issues and the fact that the Symmetrix supported a large number of Oracle databases with mixed performance characteristics. These systems included OLTP, Decision Support (DSS) and data warehousing systems. Focusing on the I/O performance issues, the BIAS team led with an Exadata solution providing a modular I/O solution and reducing the bottlenecks of the EMC SAN. The Exadata solution provides superior I/O throughput by spreading data across a large number of disk subsystems employing large cache and flash cache solutions. Unfortunately, due to issues with an Exadata deployment at the customer site in Mexico, the corporate office would not support an Exadata solution for replacing the IBM solution.
Therefore, the BIAS team addressed the IBM competition with a Sun SPARC solution and M9000. Referencing the advanced memory management abilities of the Solaris operating system and the integration of disk flash cache, the Sun solution provides a better I/O handling solution than the IBM platform. Although the P7 chip claims better performance, most database systems rely on I/O performance and memory performance.
The BIAS approach includes the larger Sun M9000 system with a larger amount of memory assigned to each Sun server. The Oracle databases would utilize larger SGA environments and other options to load most of the database into memory. This solution reduces the strain on the EMC disk solution and provides potential for Sun disk solutions with flash capacity. The technical solution, as well as the financial benefits of Oracle on Sun, provided a viable solution for replacing the legacy IBM solution.
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