News never stops and the news makers canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afford too either. If something goes wrong it can cost the business Ã‚£millions. The longer it stays unfixed the greater the risk. NCS has been instrumental in providing 100% uptime for Mailonline databases and proactive in resolving issues that might affect optimal performance on their applications operating system, storage and network 24/7 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ year after year.
NCS has also been involved in carrying out proof of concept work for the upgrade of their RAC databases from 10g to 12c. Providing Mail Online with a specialist technical resource for a mission-critical system, has resulted in lower costs and more importantly, piece of mind.
Helping to make upgrades a seamless process
RBC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Helping to make upgrades a seamless process
Database security is arguably the most important issue for The Royal Bank of Canada. Upgrades and platform migrations are always a time of high risk to database integrity. NCS successfully completed a unique project where the database was upgraded from version 10g to 11gR2 in one move. This support has been crucial to facilitate continued improvements in database performance and provide essential security during platform migrations and application releases. NCS were also instrumental in the Oracle applications migration from Windows to Linux.
Creating bespoke solutions
CONDE NAST - Creating bespoke solutions
Every business sector has its specific challenges and the publishing industry is no different.
Cloud computing has delivered numerous advantages to business but it also has its drawbacks. When it comes to cloud database management not having physical access to the structure can prove problematic. NCS worked closely with WOWCHER delivering proactive support 24/7
Helping to save the Christmas sales
BURBERRY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Helping to save the Christmas sales
To say Christmas is an important time for retailers would be an understatement.
With Christmas just round the corner the last thing that Burberry needed were issues with its database stability that they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fully understand. NCSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diagnosis found that the issue was down to a lack of hardware resource, to be precise, memory. NCS re-configured and stabilized the database with the addition of memory modules in rolling fashion to support demand for the critical Q4. The Christmas period for Burberry saw record sales and record traffic numbers.
One less thing to worry about during championship fortnight
WIMBLEDON Ã¢â‚¬â€œ One less thing to worry about during championship fortnight
Wimbledon and tennis are a renowned partnership and for two weeks a year the eyes of the world re upon them. Over 6000 staff are employed and over 50,000 tennis balls used. Everything from the gate entry systems to match scoring is controlled from Microsoft SQL. NCS manage these systems providing on-site and 24/7 remote support to make sure that those 2 weeks are incident free. A successful year around consolidation project and real-time performance tuning led to another smoothly executed Championships. Future works will include the design of a new reporting system to enrich the way information is shared.