Running CSC’s Integral insurance suite on SQL Server and Windows Server provides unmatched performance and scalability

Microsoft and CSC have formed an alliance to support CSC’s Integral insurance suite on Microsoft software. Because Integral interoperates seamlessly with Windows Server and SQL Server, insurance carriers who deploy the joint CSC/Microsoft solution benefit from a modern, easy-to-manage solution for improving processes, customer service, and overall productivity. Windows Server delivers the power and reliability…

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Benchmark Testing Results: CSC’s Integral P&C Running on SQL Server

CSC’s Integral is a comprehensive insurance administration suite that provides end-to-end policy and group management, product configuration, and business-analytics capabilities. In February and March of 2012, CSC and Microsoft conducted performance and scalability testing on the Integral property and casualty (P&C) software component running on SQL Server 2012 RC 0 Enterprise, SQL Server 2008 R2,…


CSC’s Integral Running on SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Scales to 1,000 Concurrent Users with Excellent Performance

CSC’s Integral is a comprehensive administration suite for life insurance and annuities/pensions, property and casualty (P&C), general insurance, and group insurance. In February and March 2012, CSC and Microsoft conducted performance and scalability testing on the Integral P&C application running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 RC0 Enterprise. The benchmark…


Benchmark testing confirms the scalability, performance, and value of the Microsoft Application Platform for CSC’s POINT IN

CSC’s POINT IN policy administration system is widely known in the insurance industry as the leading end-to-end property and casualty (P&C) administration application suite. It has the largest active customer community in North America, with more than 100 carriers using the system to process and support virtually all lines of business. POINT IN is one…

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Testing Confirms the Scalability, Performance, and Value of Microsoft SQL Server for CSC’s POINT IN

CSC’s POINT IN policy administration system is widely known in the insurance industry as the leading end-to-end property and casualty (P&C) administration software. It has the largest active customer community, with more than 100 carriers using the system to process and support virtually all lines of business in all states. As part of its commitment…

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Migration: The value gained moving from Oracle to SQL Server 2008R2

[DB2 Migration Value]  [Sybase Migration Value] In the early 1980’s I was an Oracle Developer on mainframes and on MS-DOS using Oracle 5.1 on MS-DOS (distributed on some 20+ diskettes — I still have them). It was an interesting time because PC products like dBase II were power-user friendly but did not scale. Oracle scaled, but was…

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Fundamentals: Running Database Engine Tuning Advisor and Selecting Indexes

 [Prior Post in Series]   [Next Post in Series] In my last post Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log, I illustrated how to create a workload. In this post, I will look at the complimentary step, using the log as input to the Database Engine Tuning Advisor to identify performance-improving indexes. This in-depth process takes some…

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CSC Point In: Insurance Administration Software is now on SQL Server

POINT IN supports end-to-end processing for all lines of insurance coverage, the company is providing more choice to clients by offering a new option that runs on the Microsoft Windows platform with a SQL Server database, allowing reduced total cost of ownership. “With the broadest portfolio of software for the P&C insurance industry and the…

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Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log

[Next Post in Series] This is the kick-off post of a regular Friday series of posts, “Basic Skills for SQL Server ISV Administrators”. I have found that ISV Administrators are often Professional Engineers (P.E.) — rich in business knowledge and light in Information Technology expertise.  In this series of posts, I will give visual step-by-step instructions on…

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