Callataÿ & Wouters' z/THALER : the software alternative for mainframe

Brussels, 03 October 2005. Callataÿ & Wouters, specialist in financial software, announces the release of THALER’s native version zOS/CICS/DB2 and presents the results of the benchmark carried out together with IBM.

Last year Callataÿ & Wouters announced the development of the zOS version of its THALER banking software. This version, called z/THALER, is equipped with the same wealth of banking functions as the UNIX version, and is aimed to run natively on IBM’s zSeries platforms. It runs on the transaction monitor CICS and the DB2 database.

To prove the optimal functioning on the IBM mainframe and the performances of its solution, Callataÿ & Wouters carried out a benchmark in IBM’s PSSC center situated in Montpellier.

Callatay & Wouters announces the great success of this benchmark. All performance targets were achieved and numerous improvements and technical optimizations were made to z/THALER.

- Outstanding performances

"The performances that we achieved are quite convincing with regard to the demands of our prospects" says Pierre-Philippe Bastin, Head of the R&D department for Callataÿ & Wouters. "They show that our product z/THALER is able to cope - in real time - with big financial institutions with large volumes, i.e. having several million accounts".

z/THALER has, for example, proved its capacity to process more than 1.000 transactions per second in z990 B16 configuration and peaks above 2000 transactions per second in z990 D32 configuration. "Those performances allow, for instance, to consider z/THALER for a network bank numbering more than 10.000 cash desks, adds Philippe de Wouters, Sales & Marketing Manager for Callataÿ & Wouters".

- z/THALER, a modular and flexible alternative for large banks

Bertrand Blumereau, Country Manager Callataÿ & Wouters France explains : " This benchmark was set up to show large financial institutions in France that z/THALER can be installed on a zSeries platform and, what’s even more important, that it can easily interface with the existing applications due to its native functioning CICS/DB2."

Actually Callataÿ & Wouters wants to position z/THALER in this specific segment, with technologies that fit large banks’ standards, especially when based on the COBOL language.

"Today a modular and flexible software package such as z/THALER allows to easily and quickly revise an application, while guaranteeing a perfect integration within the existing system, according to Bertrand BLUMEREAU. Therefore it perpetuates the investments and allows to renew the information system stage by stage."

Note that those developments constitute one of the numerous projects that our R&D department undertakes. The R&D is, for example, also working on the THALER J2EE version (on which we will communicate later on). All those developments are perfectly geared to specific business needs.

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