JCBank embraces Linux with an Oracle solution

The Jordan Commercial Bank (JCBank) has implemented a new banking system, based on Oracle’s Database 10g and Application Server 10g, and deployed on a Linux operating system (OS).

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By  Angela Prasad Published  September 27, 2005

The Jordan Commercial Bank (JCBank) has implemented a new banking system, based on Oracle’s Database 10g and Application Server 10g, and deployed on a Linux operating system (OS). Already live in all 26 branches across the Middle East, senior executives at JCBank anticipate the new system to lower costs, provide greater flexibility and improve customer service as the bank’s plans for extended retail, corporate and investment operations unfold. “JCBank’s vision is to accommodate, if not drive, the growing banking demands through the use of information technology, and to provide its customers with the latest developments and innovations in banking services and customer care. Increased competitiveness in the banking sector, as well as added regulatory pressures, demanded a world-class technology infrastructure even more pressing, that is why we decided to build our new application on Oracle and Linux,” says Dr. Jawad Hadeed, CEO of the Jordan Commercial Bank. The new solution, which uses Oracle Database and Middleware technologies on top of the Linux operating system, is increasingly becoming a model which banks are following around the world, and has been designed specifically to meet the complex information processing demands and varied management challenges facing the financial services industry. In addition to the Oracle Database 10g, JCBank is planning to use Oracle Internet Application Server 10g, and the Internet Developer Suite 10g. The fully integrated technology stack combines the power of application development and business intelligence in a single scalable, secure and easily managed suite. One of the reasons so many banks choose Oracle 10g technology is because of the product’s advanced grid management capabilities, coupled with scalability, security and high availability. This presents executive management teams with far greater visibility and utilisation of their IT resources. Oracle 10g’s automated administrative features also simplify configuration and management of complex banking operations, while reducing database administrator workload for handling large infrastructures. “As part of JCBank’s aim to become a regional model for banking institutions, senior executives have made it their mission to acquire the most advanced, secure, and flexible information infrastructure available,” says Kassem Fares, managing director of Oracle, Levant region. “Such a strategy puts the bank in a position to provide its customers with the best financial products and banking services, all modeled on world-class banking practices and in line with the latest regulatory requirements,” he adds. The vendor says JCBank’s deployment of Oracle 10g represents one more validation of its efforts to provide the Middle East’s banking industry with the most advanced computing technologies available, immediately adding value to IT practices and business operations. “Oracle 10g customers can be sure they are receiving a world-class product that continues to lead the field in data warehousing,” Fares concludes.

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