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trade LifecycLe data Warehouse With Business inteLLigence Summary

Develop a trade lifecycle data warehouse (DWH) with business intelligence (BI) analysis tools to support decisionmaking in trades management, capacity management, performance control, and issues management by the banks front office, middle office, and IT operations teams.

u Client: Top five global investment bank u Business AreA: Commercial mortgages, Structured Finance, Securitization, Document management u Asset ClAsses: Commercial mortgages u teChnology set: Oracle, J2EE, aJaX, Documentum, Weblogic, Struts u integrAtion: Various CmBS management systems supporting over 280,000 documents u user Profile: Front Office, middle Office and Operations 360+ users u geogrAPhy: Worldwide u relAtionshiPs stAtus: Ongoing ODC with quarterly releases; T&m basis u serviCes Provided: Full cycle: Business analysis, Development, Qa/Testing, maintenance u teAm size: 7+ team members u durAtion: 4+ years

The bank needed a decision support system to enable more effective decision making in the Prime Services department. The high-level requirements for the data warehouse and business intelligence tools included: u minimum capacity requirements for financial product trade data (e.g., fixed income, FX, equities, derivatives, and loans) 20+ heterogeneous source systems 100+ feeds and ETL processes 100+ business users 500+ gb of data 2M+ trade records per day u Daily, weekly, and monthly measurement and analysis of the data from the banks trade and settlement applications u BI analysis tools must support features such as drag-and-drop, drill-up/ drill-down, ad-hoc queries, and customizable dashboards


Luxoft created the project proposal, designed the system, and implemented the DWH and BI solution for the bank, performing all of the work activities in business analysis, architecture design, technical implementation, integration with SOa, and post-Production support. The data warehouse was designed for maximum scalability and performance, as well as for ease of maintenance. The core components included: u Informatica as the ETL and data integration component u Oracle rDBmS as the database component u Cognos BI as the presentation component

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Figure 1: Trade Lifecycle Business Intelligence Framework

using the informatica platform, Luxoft provided the following etL and data integration features: u Single environment that works with multiple, heterogeneous data sources u ability to keep up with the rapidly changing business requirements u Single ETL platform to reduce redundant code while delivering the data to a variety of users and applications u Opportunity for early involvement of the business users in the data integration process to accelerate the project rollout and minimize the risk of rework
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With the cognos Bi engine, Luxoft provided the bank with a wide range of Bi applications and analytics including: u Self-service reporting capabilities that provide the requested information quickly and easily u graphical representation of data relationships u Easy-to-see performance metrics displayed using graphics, gauges, and charts u advanced decision support tools that combine analysis, forecasting, and scorecarding capabilities in one easy-to-use package u Drill-down dashboard reporting, performance based review, management metrics, and performance metrics tools that exploit the service-oriented architecture to provide a configurable framework for long-term planning Luxoft consolidated issuerelated information, such as priorities, criticality, time spent, and business domain, from external systems into the data warehouse, providing support teams with the Bi tools they needed to: u react quickly to issues u Plan resolution policies u Plan resources u manage the support team workload Luxoft made the complex process of load analysis simple for the banks it operations by providing the following Bi capabilities: u monitoring performance and throughput or load on a server, server farm, or property u Performance analysis, including analysis of the impact of new releases on the capacity u Performance tuning to ensure the most efficient use of the existing infrastructure u Benchmarking the workload growth or shrinkage for capacity planning u Identifying the influences on the demand for the computing resources u Capacity planning tools

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Luxoft delivered the trade lifecycle business intelligence solution on time and within the budget. The banks Prime Services department realized the following benefits: u Single source of truth for key performance indicators maintains alignment to the banks business objectives u real-time visibility into the trading and system performance to streamline operations u advanced, fact-based decision-making support to increase productivity and improve risk management, performance control, capacity management, investment management, and issues management u Faster, more accurate forecasting and planning support u a highly scalable architecture to reduce future development costs u Predictive system intelligence to reduce downtime

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