In order to keep the logistics for the food retail trade with 3,200 locations running, powerful and perfectly functioning IT is required.

PRODUCT: Database as a Service (DBaaS)
CUSTOMER: Spar Business Services GmbH

The ever-increasing dependency on Oracle Exadata systems and the correspondingly necessary licensing that had arisen over the years made people uncomfortable. At the end of 2020, it was decided to start the “adventure” of leaving the Oracle Exadata environment and migrating the Oracle databases to HPE ProLiant and HPE Primera components. Axians has put together a tailor-made “Database as a Service” package for this purpose.

The result of IT Outsourcing with Database as a Service

The new HPE solution fully met customer expectations. IT now has better performance with a lower CPU load and peak loads that are 50% shorter than with the previous system. The same can be confirmed regarding run and load times, where batch run times could be halved.

  • Future-fit “Database as a Service” IT set up as a motor for innovations
  • Exceeded internal performance targets by up to 50 percent
  • Reduced dependencies, got maximum scalability

 IT Infrastructure

An HPE Greenlake Managed Edge to Cloud solution with ProLiant Server and Primera Storage is used as the basic infrastructure.

We were looking for a solution that would give us the freedom to integrate exactly those IT components in the overall system that we need and want


Service Owner Core Platforms

We now have a modern “Database as a Service” solution that gives us the freedom and flexibility to further develop the entire system and the services as we need it for our innovations today and in the future


Head of Technology Platform

About SPAR

SPAR is a food retailer founded in Kufstein in 1954, has since grown into a Central European retail group and is by now active in the sectors food retail, sports retail and shopping centers in Austria and seven other countries. SPAR is represented in the food trade in Austria with 1,578 locations.

Country: AT
Employees: 86,000
Sector: food trade
Branches: 3,200