Reuters sees 30 fold performance improvement in Microsoft Analysis Services with Digital Aspects XMLA provider.

Digital Aspects has tuned their XMLA Provider to create a optimal communications layer for Microsoft Analysis Services. The results are impressive, initial connection times have been reduced by a factor of 10, enquiries are up to 5 times faster over a LAN and 30 times faster over WAN, and bandwidth utilisation is reduced by a factor of 4.

(PRWEB) July 9, 2004 -- Reuters selects the Digital Aspects XMLA Provider and obtain a 30 fold performance improvement for Analysis Services.

Today Digital Aspects announced that Reuters plc, the world’s largest multimedia news company, has selected their XMLA Provider to increase reporting performance for their Microsoft Analysis Services users.

The Reuters internal financial reporting and analysis system has 800 users distributed around the world accessing a central group of Microsoft Analysis Services servers based in the UK. Reuters experienced performance issues with their existing system, particularly for remote users connected through low bandwidth or high latency connections.

Robin Grosset CTO of Digital Aspects explains, “Our experiences developing real-time XMLA solutions have resulted in an off-the-shelf XMLA Provider product which dramatically improves end users’ experiences. Digital Aspects is a member of the XMLA council and consider the early adoption of such emerging standards as very significant. We are delighted that Reuters are getting such fantastic benefits from the technology.”

In conjunction with Reuters, Digital Aspects have worked to tune their XMLA Provider to create a optimal communications layer for Microsoft Analysis Services. The results were impressive, initial connection times were reduced typically by a factor of 10, enquiries were up to 5 times faster over a LAN and 30 times faster over WAN, and bandwidth utilisation was reduced by a factor of 4.

Mark Hill, BI Architect at Reuters explains: “The performance gains that we are seeing are a huge improvement on standard Pivot Table Services(PTS), after a very successful pilot we are now deploying this to all our end users.”

Digital Aspects recently spoke at The Data Warehousing Institute’s (TDWI) spring conference in Boston about the lessons learned and the performance improvements gained during the Reuters case study. The presentation can be viewed at http://www.digitalaspects.com/TDWIpresentation.pdf

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About Reuters
Reuters (www.about.reuters.com), the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Their information is trusted and drives decision making across the globe based on our reputation for speed, accuracy and independence. Reuters have 15,500 staff in 92 countries, including some 2,400 editorial staff in 197 bureaux serving approximately 130 countries, making Reuters the world’s largest international multimedia news agency. In 2003, the Reuters Group had revenues of £3.2 billion.

About Digital Aspects
Digital Aspects Ltd (www.digitalaspects.com), the developers of Cubics, is an independent software company based in West London. Digital Aspects develops sophisticated Direct Analytics products, which enable customers to make critical business decisions based on real-time data from their complex operational systems. By eliminating the need for data staging, corporate transparency is enhanced and organisation can deliver from one version of the truth.

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