EXASolution integrated into CCV’s data warehouse

CCV is implementing EXASOL AG’s database solution to improve the performance of key process analyses and prepare itself for large quantities of data in the long term.

Nuremberg, 24th of July 2013 – With CCV, the European payment institution with Dutch roots, and leading solutions provider in the field of electronic transactions, another company from the finance industry is placing its trust in the data warehouse solutionsoffered by Nuremberg-based EXASOL AG. The EXASolution in-memory database was implemented for the international experts in electronic payment solutions in June 2013. CCV primarily uses the software solution to combine and analyze data from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) and machine data from terminal management systems. This enables enhanced control over a number of processes in addition to detailed performance-tracking for customer installations.

CCV mainly chose the database management system from Nuremberg because of its favorable price/performance ratio. “We were particularly impressed with the speed of EXASOL AG’s software solution,” tells John Kolthof, Business Unit Director Commerce at CCV. “Compared to our current production database, EXASolution offers considerably higher query speeds. We can now, for instance, complete a query that took seven minutes with the old system in just one and a half minutes.” By implementing the new software, CCV also introduced wide-ranging services which could previously only be made available to a limited extent. No longer being connected to a static ETL tool or using standard interfaces such as ODBC and JDBC with a standard SQL syntax were also crucial factors in their decision. With regard to long-term usage and the compilation of large quantities of data over longer periods, the effortless and high scalability also spoke in EXASolution’s favor.

“With CCV, we have successfully won our third customer from the finance and insurance industry within just a short time. This is an extremely pleasing development, particularly in such a fiercely competitive industry,” says Aaron Auld, a member of the Management Board at EXASOL AG. “Our EXASolution database management system reduces time investments to a minimum – for both real-time analyses and administration and maintenance of the data warehouse.” With over 200,000 customers, CCV is one of the leading companies in the electronic transaction industry with businesses in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.


EXASOL AG has developed a database management system (EXASolution) enabling the rapid analysis and evaluation of data. Companies can use the sector-independent solution that even analyses large quantities of data (“big data” and “value data”) to optimise business processes, generate a reliable basis for decision-making in their daily work and therefore gain a sustainable competitive edge. EXASolution is a relational high-performance database specifically designed for enterprise warehouse applications and business intelligence solutions. The database is based on in-memory technology and used for time-critical analyses, comprehensive data research, planning and reporting. By including geodata and polystructured data, which can also be connected from Hadoop systems, EXASolution (with the EXAPowerlytics module, among others) opens up additional analysis dimensions that enable even more efficient analyses. The easy-to-manage database can effortlessly be integrated into existing IT infrastructures and requires a minimal amount of administrative maintenance with low investment and operation costs (TCO). EXASolution is available as an appliance solution and data warehousing as a service under the name of EXACloud. Companies such as XING, Sony Music, Olympus, media control, Zalando, stayfriends, Coop, IMS Health, Semikron, Webtrekk, econda and xplosion trust in EXASOL’s technology that is ‘Made in Germany’.

About CCV, a European player in payment solutions

CCV is an international organization specializing in electronic payment solutions. With offices in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, CCV ranks among the major providers of payment terminals in Europe. CCV also specializes in transaction processing and the development of loyalty and customer card systems. With 200,000 customers, CCV has built up a strong market position, providing standardized products as well as customized solutions. The head office of the company, founded in 1958, is located in Arnhem in The Netherlands. Driven by a European outlook but with local working practices and expertise and a continuous exchange of knowledge and experience, CCV operates as one strong company. By combining a market-driven approach with flexibility, technological innovation and a high level of service, CCV is recognized as a reliable partner in business, both nationally and internationally.

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