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Operational Data Store (ODS) Upgrade Project

FRAMETEXX accompanied and successfully supported one of their long-term clients as part of a T24 Upgrade and closely related Operational Data Store (ODS) Upgrade Project.
The client brought FRAMETEXX experts on board to ensure that the new T24 Release would work with FLink, DataBridge and Beehive and that all components of FRAMETEXX’s software portfolio would be adapted accordingly.

The upgrade of the existing installation from T24 R17 to R20 had been planned by the client in detail and due to the long-standing use of FRAMETEXX software FLink Integration Platform, DataBridge and Beehive the client took the opportunity to upgrade to the latest versions. For the integration of the services the client benefits a lot from the provider’s latest product improvements, which allow highest flexibility for triggering specific extraction tasks at different times during the COB. Additionally, an optimization of the Beehive ODS engine results in an enormous time-saving during staging process. The entire integration flow is covered by FLink workflows. In the course of the project also a switch from TAFC to TAFJ has been realized.

FRAMETEXX joined the project with qualified migration support services, which included the analysis of the existing FLink environment, the migration of DataBridge Classic to DataBridge Direct, adaptation of Beehive as well as Training and Project Communication.

Large scale Data Extraction

FRAMETEXX announces that is has successfully finished the support of its largest T24 Data Extraction Project until the date in cooperation with Capgemini Limited in the middle east region.

As part of the Records Management and Unified Information Governance strategy, a large bank in the middle east chose to safeguard the historical information from its large legacy systems such as T24 in a safe immutable governance platform to protect itself from audit, legal and compliance obligations. The programme had multiple complexities such as extracting information, building a safe data vault, designing hundreds of data visualisation reports and dashboards. Capgemini and FRAMETEXX entered a highly collaborative partnership to execute this programme resulting in efficient task allocation, optimised data extraction, and faster project execution. The mutual collaboration between both companies enabled the timely completion of the bank’s IT & business commitments and resulted in substantial cost savings.

“For the FRAMETEXX Team, this has been our largest data extraction project until date. The difference to the usual T24 data extraction projects was that all T24 tables from a multi-company environment needed to be extracted and archived. We really achieved this goal in time and to the complete satisfaction of the customer. This success is due to the excellent cooperation with the Capgemini Team during the entire project as well as to the use of the DataBridge.“ Rainer Weiss, Managing Director of FRAMETEXX, says.

“We assessed several market solutions that enable faster data extraction from large legacy systems like T24 with limited success. After thorough research, we found DataBridge from FRAMETEXX, the most suitable and flexible solution for our purpose of large scale extraction (i.e. 8TB). With DataBridge, we could extract a massive volume of information faster and in a meaningful manner. The utilisation of DataBridge reduced the time to go live while keeping our cost of extraction lower.”, Says Kathiravan Manoharan, Head of Insights & Data Practice FSI ASIA for Capgemini.

Capgemini strategically decides for DataBridge Direct

Capgemini Saudi Limited decided to use FLink DataBridge Direct for T24 data extraction in a customer project for a major bank.

In this project, that has already started, the DataBridge is used to extract data from a T24 core banking system with 30,000+ tables and to convert it into a relational format for archiving purposes. This will enable the bank to decommission their existing core banking system as they migrate into a new platform. The software has already been installed successfully, and FRAMETEXX has carried out extensive User Training for the Capgemini Team.

Capgemini and FRAMETEXX are considering a strategic cooperation that will enable the use of the provider’s software portfolio in further projects. The DataBridge has proven itself over many years and is used by FRAMETEXX customers around the world.

“This is one of the large scale conversion project to help our client for a successful decommission in a stringent timeline and we find FRAMETEXX suitable to our requirements.”
said Kathiravan Manoharan, Regional Lead – APAC & ME, Capgemini.

AS PrivatBank implements FLink Interfacing

AS PrivatBank Latvia plans to realize major interfaces between their T24 Core Banking System and 3rd party systems with FLink Integration Platform. During a 2-days Proof-of-Concept onsite at the bank in Riga, FRAMETEXX presented how efficient the software performs and met the expectations of the bank’s Team.

The bank and FRAMETEXX signed Contract recently, both Teams are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg

We welcome Banque Raiffeisen Luxembourg as our client and are proud to announce that the bank has chosen FLink DataBridge Direct (Snapshot/near-realtime).

After successful proof of concept, onsite at the bank in Luxembourg, Banque Raiffeisen and FRAMETEXX recently signed Contract.

DataBridge Direct supports near real-time streaming

The DataBridgeDirect provides instantaneous data processing techniques such as Data Streaming, that is capable of delivering data extractions from a Temenos T24™ data source into a relational format in near real-time.
With this process, users get real-time information on customer, accounts, transactions, etc. in the DataBridge’s landing zone. This data can be queried directly by Standard SQL Tools or be delivered to post processing systems (BI / DWH), to help them make faster and better decisions.

Challenges in Data Streaming
Operations should happen in milliseconds or seconds. So one of the most crucial challenges that define the entire process is speed, followed by being able to detect the data that needs to be transferred.
The DataBridgeDirect allows you to strip down single T24 tables and fields for the streaming process. Parallel processing options allow planning scalability on multiple servers if necessary.
Changes on the data source are detected by using standard database functionalities, to avoid or minimize any effects on the source system. There is no need to develop individual triggers or programs which might impact performance and increase maintenance.

Process Configuration
Change data tracking needs to be enabled on specific tables on database level. The extraction process can easily be configured on a Workflow within FLink Designer and deployed to a FLink Service runtime environment. By configuring the schedule of the Workflow, the user can influence the beat on how often the DataBridge is looking for changed data. This can range from immediately to seconds, minutes or hours.

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.