|Client ||:||Emirates Flight Catering|
|Practice Area||:||Information Lifecycle Governance & Security|
Emirates Flight Catering is an in-flight catering service based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which provides catering and support services for Emirates Airline and all other airlines based out of the Dubai International Airport. It is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, and directly employs over 8,000 staff operating from the Emirates Flight Catering Centre, with a capacity of over 115,000 meals daily.
The company provides over 50 million meals per year. Currently, the daily average catering uplift is 145,000 meals to 360 flights.
Emirates Flight Catering’s JD Edwards application was running into problems with high, growing data volumes, resulting in significant performance degradation. The organization was adding 40 GB of production data every month, and this was expected to rise to 60 GB in the near future. Emirates Flight Catering needed to add infrastructure--storage and CPU--to accommodate data growth while meeting the performance demands of business users. Moreover, the application was becoming increasingly hard to maintain and upgrade.
Estuate developed a solution to extract and archive little-used historical JD Edwards data from production environments and store that data in secure, compressed archive files or an archive database. The solution:
Estuate’s solution helped Emirates Flight Catering improve application performance and reduce storage costs while addressing information lifecycle management (ILM) and compliance requirements for the data associated with these applications. Key benefits include:
Estuate’s data growth solution has provided us with the capability of using tiered storage to optimize our transactional speed and to reduce our overall storage cost. All of this while providing us with seamless access to both live and archived data. End users can browse and restore archived data transparently from within an application using familiar menus. This level of integration requires little or no end-user training or database administrator (DBA) involvement. The Optim skills that Estuate has, in my opinion, is second to none. They brought a great functional skillset as well as technical skills during rollout and production.