For more than 50 years, IMS Health has been the world’s leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry (pharmaceuticals and medical devices, funding and service providers). Its customers are the decision-makers of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, who are provided with important data and servicesrelating to the market and portfolio performance of their products as well as the management of corporate divisions.
To collect, prepare and analyse new data sources, a high-performance system was needed at the local level in order to upload large amounts of data to a data warehouse, analyse it quickly and output it on demand without increasing costs and resources significantly.
EXASOL is a relational high-performance database that is designed for time-critical, complex analyses, planning and reporting. The solution is based on a shared nothing cluster of standard servers operating in parallel. In-memory processing and special compression algorithms ensure top performance.