A large bank was dealing with business impacting performance problems that were slowing down the daily inter-bank electronic settlements that should have happened in real time. Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) batch processes weren’t completing in the stipulated time leading to compliance issues. The performance problems increased when the traffic load increased during month and quarter ends transactions.
Architectural changes leveraging parallel processing were identified to help increase hardware utilization and the throughput. The changes were accepted by the product vendor and the recommendations were implemented in their next release. This version showed a more than 200% increase in scalability and the electronic batch processes now completed well within the SLA-defined limits.