itelligence and J2 Consulting have been working with Japanese bank Mizuho to successfully re-platform its system running SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP ASE). The project has involved migrating from SAP ASE on Solaris to SAP ASE on Linux VMWare and upgrading to the latest version of SAP ASE.

Mizuho Bank uses SAP ASE to drive its risk management systems at its London branch. The migration helps ensure that Mizuho is able to continue to meet high performance and efficiency requirements across its network.

The upgrade to the latest version of SAP ASE has given Mizuho additional benefits, including the ability to upgrade to the new SAP ASE license model, SAP Adaptive Server, platform edition. The platform edition offers businesses broad flexibility; rather than be restricted to one distinct product, it allows interchange between SAP products including SAP ASE, SAP Replication Server or SAP IQ software in response to business requirements. Other advantages of upgrading include unrestricted platforms and virtualisation.

David Hurley, Director of Mizuho Information & Research Institute Inc. London Branch, commented: “This upgrade gives us the flexibility to be able to respond to our ever-changing business needs, ensuring that database performance continues to meet the high levels we demand. The itelligence support package is a valuable part of this agreement.”

The collaboration between itelligence and J2 aims to offer significant benefits for customers running SAP software. Whilst J2 provides specialist experience and understanding of SAP technologies, itelligence provides strong support as an SAP platinum partner in the UK. The relationship itelligence and J2 have built with Mizuho is an ongoing partnership that is expected to continue to grow.

Justin Brading, Managing Director at itelligence UK, commented: “We are pleased to have worked in sync with J2 to help drive forward Mizuho’s requirements of a high-performance database and help keep risk management at the top of the agenda. We look forward to working with Mizuho. 

About Mizuho

Mizuho, the leading Japanese financial services group with a global presence and a broad customer base, is committed to:

  • Providing customers worldwide with the highest-quality financial services with honesty and integrity;
  • Anticipating new trends on the world stage;
  • Expanding its knowledge in order to help customers shape their future;
  • Growing together with customers in a stable and sustainable manner; and
  • Bringing together group–wide expertise to contribute to the prosperity of economies and societies throughout the world.

These fundamental commitments support Mizuho’s primary role in bringing fruitfulness for each customer and the economies and the societies in which it operates. Mizuho creates lasting value. It is what makes us invaluable.

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About itelligence UK

itelligence UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of itelligence AG. itelligence is one of the leading international full-service providers of SAP solutions, employing about 6,000 highly qualified employees in 24 countries. itelligence is a global SAP Pinnacle Award–winning SAP platinum partner. A full-service provider of SAP solutions, itelligence offers customers a broad range of consulting and support services from cloud and on-premise implementations to support, maintenance, managed services and SAP-certified training. itelligence customers are leading the way in exploiting new SAP technologies that are powering digital transformation, from big data and analytics to cloud computing, SAP Fiori® user experience (UX) and SAP S/4HANA® as the digital core.

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