The WAY4 database contained 60 million credit cards. The complete data protection was ensured by the PA-DSS compliant WAY4 software. OpenWay specialists configured comprehensive processing rules for that portfolio, including validations of ISO8583 messages, positive balance authorisation, real-time risk control, and others. The simulated transactions included ATM cash withdrawals and POS retail purchases to the cards randomly selected within the portfolio. WAY4 demonstrated an excellent average response time of 0.2 second per a single authorisation and managed to run the end-of-day for 8500 cards per second.
The IT environment consisted of Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 with 32 UltraSPARC VII processors and 256 GB of RAM, Sun StorageTek 6540 disk array, Solaris 10 operating system and Oracle Enterprise Server 10.2.0.4.
âSoftware benchmarking is especially important today, when more and more services are demanded onlineâ, commented Wim Pardon, Managing Director of OpenWay Belgium. âSome banks and processors stick to traditional debit and credit cards, others advance with card-based deposits, loans, instalments. But all of them cope with the constantly-increasing online requests. Customer service quality directly depends on the performance of their payment processing solution and chosen IT platformâ.
âSun and OpenWay serve financial institutions all over the world. We are delighted to be working with OpenWay to demonstrate to customers the enhanced processing and performance that this partnership bringsâ, - said Pieter Heyn, Global Strategy Manager for Banking at Sun.
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