RateIntegration, the leading provider of Revenue Lifecycle Management solutions, and IBRIXÂ®, the leader in scalable file serving solutions, have recently announced the general availability of the PriceMaker Rating Gridâ„¢ . Delivering sustained throughput for rating and discounting of over 1.1 million events per second, the PriceMaker Rating Grid helps telecommunications service providers model the profitability of competitive pricing plans at a minimum 10x price/performance over existing solutions.
The PriceMaker Rating Gridâ„¢ is a highly scalable rating solution based on RateIntegrationâ€™s PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server 8.0 and the IBRIX Fusionâ„¢ scalable file serving solution. Rating Gridâ„¢Scalability performance benchmarks conducted at Yale University using real-world rating and discounting scenarios used by Tier I service providers yielded an observed aggregate throughput in excess of 1.1 million Call Detail Records (CDRs) per second or four billion events per hour. The PriceMaker Rating Grid was loaded with over two billion CDRs, as well as four million subscribers and real-world â€œre-priceâ€ scenarios typically used for modeling new services or competitive analyses.
â€œShowing that PriceMaker can cost effectively scale to over one million transactions per second is an outstanding benchmark result,â€ said Thomas Thekkethala, CEO of RateIntegration. â€œMore impressive is the fact that the overall benchmark included complex rating and discounting scenarios, which truly makes price modeling, re-pricing, invoice-level revenue assurance and cost audit and profitability analytics accessible to service providers at very reasonable price points.â€
PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server is the engine that powers RateIntegrationâ€™s complete Revenue Lifecycle Management (RLM) solutions which are in use today by some of the largest service providers in the world. These solutions, powered by the IBRIX FusionTM segmented file system technology, provide service providers with the data and analysis required to conduct profitability analytics for all services in the multiple markets they serve.
â€œIBRIX FusionTM significantly increases application performance by improving data delivery to computing elements,â€ said Shaji John, CEO of IBRIX. â€œThis benchmark clearly illustrates IBRIXâ€™s scalable file serving solution is the clear choice for carriers that require high throughput and scalability.â€
The PriceMaker Rating Grid is available from RateIntegration and is delivered as a turnkey solution for service providers worldwide. The entry-level solution includes 16 nodes capable of processing 350,000 CDRs per second. Advanced offerings can be scaled to support larger configurations capable of processing multiple millions of CDRs per second.
RateIntegration and IBRIX will showcase the PriceMaker Rating Gridâ„¢ at the TeleStrategies Billing and OSS World Conference April 25 â€“ 27th at McCormick Place in Chicago. The demonstration, including the scalability performance benchmark, will be hosted at the RateIntegration booth (213). A Scalability white paper detailing this effort along with a discussion of the results will be available at the Conference as well as at RateIntegrationâ€™s web site at http://www.rateintegration.com.
RateIntegration provides enterprise wide pricing and rating solutions to software, service, and system integration companies developing high performance enterprise applications for use in the telecommunications, media, retail, insurance, and financial services industries. The Companyâ€™s flagship PriceMakerâ„¢ Enterprise Pricing Server product was designed specifically to leverage existing infrastructure software investments by easily integrating with other enterprise applications and data sources. RateIntegrationâ€™s customer base includes software and service companies worldwide including BT Group, TeliaSoneraSergel, Subex-Azure Ltd, MTC-Vodafone, Telefonica, Vercuity, and Starhub. RateIntegration has offices in the United States and Europe. More information can be found on the Companyâ€™s Web Site at www.rateintegration.com.
About IBRIX, Inc.
IBRIXÂ® delivers increased application performance to enterprise computing environments utilizing a unique parallel file serving solution. IBRIX FusionTM is comprised of a single namespace parallel file system, a scalable volume manager, high availability features, and a comprehensive management interface. IBRIX Fusion is the most scalable, economical, multi-purpose file serving solution available for cluster computing, grid computing, and enterprise computing environments. Based on IBRIX’s patented Segmented File SystemTM, IBRIX Fusion increases application performance, simplifies administration, and reduces total cost of ownership. The IBRIX Fusion file serving solution is available through leading OEMs. For more information, visit www.IBRIX.com.