PHOTO - Joanna Hew, CTO, MACROKIOSK.
Malaysian-based mobile technology enabler MACROKIOSK is using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to help it deliver improved database performance with more reliable data access to enterprise clients.
Microsoft SQL's data management features help MACROKIOSK improve database performance and query execution speeds, enabling employees and customers to get more done, according to MACROKIOSK chief technology officer Joanna Hew.
"MACROKIOSK is a multi-country mobile technology enabler, and we constantly look for new opportunities for growth - whether through greater internal efficiency or expanded services for our customers," said Hew. "We've been very pleased to see the breadth of features and tools in SQL Server 2008 R2, which have enabled our customers to get more done and positioned us to be more responsive to changes in the market."
She said MACROKIOSK worked with Microsoft Premier Support to devise a migration plan, which took just four hours. "[Since that time, MACROKIOSK has seen] improved performance and availability. The Table Partitioning feature in SQL Server 2008 R2 has allowed us to split each database table across multiple physical devices, increasing query execution speeds by up to 100 percent. And with a combination of Data Mirroring and a failover configuration, MACROKIOSK improved the availability of its databases."
Other benefits include a 50 percent reduction in the size of compressed backup database files. "Also, SQL Server 2008 R2 performed fast backups, while producing compressed backup files that were smaller. MACROKIOSK currently manages about 3.8 terabytes of data and has up to 200 users querying this data simultaneously."
MACROKIOSK currently serves more than 2,000 clients in more than 37 countries and in 18 industries, including aviation, automotive, medical, hospitality, entertainment, banking and finance, telecommunications, transportation and logistics.