IDIMAX provides a web-based service for monitoring and managing remote facilities
and intelligent devices throughout the world. They capture real-time status
information, proactively initiate corrective actions, provide continuous
availability of the associated data with 100% reliability, and analyze historical
events and trends. Subscribers achieve all of that, and determine the health
of their operations anytime simply by opening a web browser.
The IDIMAX operating environment is complex, characterized by huge surges
as high as 3,000 transactions per second! The cost to deliver continuous
availability with 100% reliability and performance scalability for that
kind of volume easily could exceed $1,000,000. Price quotes for just the
database hardware alone using such a design exceeded $300,000.
But IDIMAX was a startup. They had to find a solution that could meet their
performance criteria for a fraction of the cost. And there was no margin
for error. Their investors expected to see a high quality superior service
delivered on schedule and within tight budget constraints.
After looking at several options including building their own homegrown
solution, IDIMAX came to the conclusion that Coherence from Tangosol, Inc.
was the only product that met all of their requirements. With Coherence,
IDIMAX is able to manage data safely in the application tier, even using
low cost commodity hardware. Coherence is the magic ingredient that allows
their applications to scale much higher and to handle the transaction surges
without passing on those spikes to the database servers. Coherence is the
key ingredient of the IDIMAX strategy to meet the rigorous performance,
data integrity and economic requirements of the demanding service design
specifications that they assembled.
The benefits in cost savings and system reliability, performance, and scalability
resulting from choosing Coherence are huge! Just to mention a few:
• IDIMAX has proven to perform at 5,000 transactions per second, 167%
of design specification with no degradation in performance!
• IDIMAX was able to cut hardware costs from potentially in excess
of $300,000 to less than $60,000.
• They eliminated several man weeks of internal software design, development,
and maintenance, associated with a homegrown solution, saving at least $25,000.
• Time to market was reduced by several weeks, if not months, with
a corresponding accelerated revenue impact.
• IDIMAX management was able to delight their investors, delivering
promised functionality, quality, and performance on schedule and within
budget. IDIMAX is delivering a service that their customers love, achieving
100% close rate with on-site service demonstrations. Using Coherence from
Tangosol, IDIMAX is in a great position to continue to develop a high growth
business with enviable sustainable long-term profitability.