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FLink Product Suite is live at Citadele Banka Latvia

Major Latvian Bank realizes interfacing and data extraction with FLink and DataBridge

Riga, Latvia, September 2017 – Citadele Banka Latvia, member of Citadele Group, a full-service financial group for both private individuals and companies, successfully went live with FRAMETEXX’s product suite for interfacing and data extraction in September 2017.

Prior to the product launch itself, Citadele Banka and FRAMETEXX scheduled a two months pilot phase. Within this phase the Teams collaborated very closely to compile all possible fields of application of FLink product suite. The most important task was to identify how Citadele Banka’s requirements in interface development and data extraction could be eased and sped up by the FLink products.

Andrejs Nollendorfs, IT Projects Manager and T24 Expert at Citadele Banka says, “The result of this compilation phase was more than satisfying. We detected that we considerably benefit from applying the complete FLink product suite. We decided for FLink Interfacing and for the DataBridge. With FLink Interfacing we have a great solution to develop and build our interfaces. The DataBridge gives us more flexibility and significantly increases the T24 data extraction speed, compared to our previous solution .“

Citadele Banka was able to reschedule their extraction process from T24. The performance of the DataBridge allows to run the data extraction directly during the COB, so that post processing and data uploads to the DWH can be started as early as possible. Another major enhancements is that the extraction workflow is especially adapted to their multi-company environment structure.

The first interfaces to exchange collateral and enterprise valuation data between external systems and T24 have already been developed and successfully deployed into production.

“We thank FRAMETEXX for a perfectly organized FLink implementation. They provided very qualified and high level support during all phases of this project“ Andrejs Nollendorfs says.

Cooperation between FRAMETEXX and Reportum in essential T24 project

FRAMETEXX and Reportum, a Wolters Kluwer company, just signed an agreement to cooperate in an essential Temenos T24™ project at a Latvian bank. This strategical partnership will provide the customer the most efficient solution for data extraction available on the market.

FRAMETEXX’s DataBridge will extract the customer’s data out of the Temenos T24™ R14 system and feed the regulatory reporting system provided by Reportum. Project start is expected to be in October 2016.

The installation process of the DataBridge will be performed by FRAMETEXX Consultants on-site in Latvia during the first week. After successful installation and basic setup, FRAMETEXX supports the bank in fine tuning and finalization of DataBridge’s configuration.

DataBridge delivered for HP on Serbian market

The DataBridge enables HP Serbia to extract data from TEMENOS T24™ in order to feed HP’S BI-System. The software is fully integrated in pre- and post processing by using FLink’s workflow components for database, file and event connectors. Data for DB2 and MSSQL databases are extracted and loaded for multiple banks. ‘We are pleased that FRAMETEXX can help HP to replace their actual solution for data extraction by our DataBridge Module. The customer requested a solution that provides a short time to market in combination with high flexibility in the licensing model. This is exactly what we offer and deliver.’ says Olaf Kramer, Managing Director of FRAMETEXX. The DataBridge also met HP’s high performance criteria and set new standards for speed and performance by installing a multiple server architecture. This cuts the overall runtime for data extraction and normalization in half.

FLink DataBridge Multi-Server architecture

FRAMETEXX extends the possibilities for the DataBridge Direct Module for parallel processing. In addition to further performance options, big data can now be converted by using multiple servers. By providing this scalability the use of DataBridge Direct cuts the overall runtime to half. The feature is available in FLink Release 2.14.

DataBridge on the Microfinance market in Africa

The necessity for BI-Systems has already arrived on the micro-finance market. The amount of banks and financial institutions in Africa that want to put a BI-System of their choice in place is increasing considerably. FRAMETEXX supports Opportunity International in Uganda to do so. By installing the DataBridge Module, the bank is now able to extract and to convert data from TEMENOS T24™ to a relational database. Due to the possibility to access the core data from the landing zone with SQL queries, the data can now easily be aggregated to provide it for the management dashboards. For Opportunity International, the DataBridge is a big step in-between. It is easy to implement and to run and it offers highest flexibility, even for smaller banks in the market.

FLink Teamserver now on RDBMS systems

FRAMETEXX offers an improvement of the Teamserver functionality of FLink Integration Platform. The Teamserver can now be operated on relational databases and provides the customer more performance and flexibility during design time. Using this improvement means that there is no need for other 3rd party sofware (e.g CVS) any more and customers benefit from optimizing the entire installation process of the FLink software.

The FLink Teamserver is basically used for concurrent access to workflows during design time with the FLink Designer, release management and deployment of FLink Service runtime environment. Supported databases are Oracle, MSSQL Server, DB2 and mySQL.

The feature is available in FLink Release 2.14.

DataBridge now available for Temenos T24 R15

FRAMETEXX successfully upgraded the DataBridge Module for the TEMENOS T24™ release R15. The DataBridge upgrade is available with FLink Release 2.14.

Beehive 3 – What’s new?

Beehive 3 released

Logo Beehive 3Beehive 3 offers various improvements for managing the Operational Data Store (ODS) in terms of performance, stability, maintenance and administration.

Fast Load cycle

The key to improved performance is an optimized and less restrictive load strategy. Therefor the way changed data takes into the final ODS stage has been redesigned. Outdated data can now be linked more efficiently to the valid time frame. The optimized load processing between the staging area (STG) and the final ODS stage (GDP) leads to an extensive improvement of performance within the linking of outdated records, particularly in case of high data volume that needs to be changed.
All processing areas influencing performance (keys, indexes, etc.) have been reduced to a minimum without negative impact on performance when querying the data. For stability and performance reasons, key tables, used to enable constraint checks, have been dropped from the load cycle and are not supported any more. Therefor detailed logging mechanisms describe the completeness of the current Beehive load cycle, giving information whether a load has finished successfully or not. If necessary, data constraint checks can be implemented manually by user exits after the load cycle has finished.


The Oracle partitioning option becomes now available in the ODS stage, making the ODS more flexible than before. The embedded use of partitioning assures high performance when processing large data volumes, high maintainability of the ODS stage and gives even faster access to actual and historized data. By range-partitioning of the ODS (by valid-to date), the GDP-tables become easy to maintain, independent from their volume. Admins become able to archive legacy data and separate it from the active ODS by splitting off partitions until a defined date.


The FLink Monitoring view offers new functionalities for maintenance and administration. Beehive 3 jobs can be started, stopped, aborted or restarted. Logs can be archived in order to clean up operational log tables from old load cycle entries. Failed tasks can be skipped in order to complete a Beehive 3 cycle, if tasks failed and are not necessarily to be loaded.

Querying data

An important factor when building the new Beehive Release 3 has been the preservation of the existing ODS structure to maintain the migration effort as low as possible. Certainly, minor changes do appear on optimal data request.
The partitioning of the ODS area demands a modification of indexing, so that existing requests have to be slightly changed to allow for the new subscription. Though, the reorganization of the requests also means a simplification of the queries on the ODS during request for validity periods, as well as a higher performance at data access.

FLink Designer User Guide released

A new release of our FLink Designer User Guide is ready to download. In more than 550 pages it documents all aspects of using FLink plus all the changes implemented in current version 2.12.

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How to download FLink User Guide

Feel free to download a printable PDF version of the User Guide via your FLink Designer installation:

  • Choose Menu “Help”
  • Choose Menu Item “User Guide” to download the current PDF file.

Beehive 3 – Impressive performance boost for load processing

National Bank of Malawi decided to upgrade its Beehive License to the new Beehive 3 release.

Blantyre, Malawi / Hamburg, Germany, July 2012 – FRAMETEXX GmbH, the provider of IT-Solutions in the TEMENOS T24™ environment, announced that National Bank of Malawi has successfully implemented the new release of the FLink Beehive Module.

Beehive 3 offers the bank various improvements for managing the operational data store (ODS) in terms of performance, stability, maintenance and administration. The key to improved performance is an optimized strategy how historical data is calculated in the final ODS stage. The bank also benefits from enhancement of data management of GDP tables, as well as considerable improvement of the monitoring process for operating the Beehive process.

National Bank of Malawi achieves with Beehive 3 a significant decrease of loading time in the staging areas:

Staging areas No. of Records Duration Beehive 2 Duration Beehive 3
IMP ~ 22 Mill 18 minutes 12 minutes
STG ~ 13 Mill 25 minutes 10 minutes
GDP ~ 13 Mill 110 minutes 15 minutes

During a two-weeks onsite visit at the bank’s premises in Blantyre, FRAMETEXX GmbH supported the project team of National Bank of Malawi in setting up the Beehive 3 environment for test and productive system as well as in testing the reporting system. FRAMETEXX also introduced the bank’s IT members into the enhanced monitoring functionalities, Beehive 3 provides, and gave some further recommendation how to optimize the loading times of data.

National Bank of Malawi is a financial services company, based in Malawi. It was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in August 2000 with a total of 450,000,000 ordinary shares.