EXASOL wins UBS Card Center as a new client

UBS Card Center AG, one of the leading credit card providers in Switzerland, is implementing the EXAAppliance data warehouse appliance by EXASOL AG to handle ad hoc queries and data analyses more flexibly and rapidly in the future.

Nuremberg, 2nd of July 2013 – EXASOL AG, manufacturer of the EXASolution Loading...in-memory database, has further expanded its customer base with another major player from the finance industry: Swiss credit card processor, UBS Card Center AG. The company is replacing the Oracle Data Warehouse previously used to enable faster, more flexible queries. As the new data warehouse appliance, EXAAppliance will be implemented for business intelligence and reporting within the existing IT infrastructure together with EXASolution, the fastest database in the world*.

The data warehouse solution provider based in Nuremberg impressed the Swiss credit card experts with its high performance, good scalability and minimal administrative work compared to the existing system. “Particularly the outstanding performance provides us with extensive added value in the generation of time-consuming analyses. This means we are even prepared for large increases in data and for Loading...big data from unstructured data,” explains Gallus Messmer, who is responsible for the data warehouse at UBS Card Center. “What’s more, with EXAAppliance, we can process more flexible queries in the future, and will no longer be restricted by hardware or software restraints.” Mapping of the ETL processes, the LDAP connector for central user administration and the simple transfer of existing data from the Oracle data warehouse to the EXASOL system were also decisive factors in the decision for EXAAppliance.

“We are delighted to count such an important finance industry player among our customers,” says member of the Management Board, Aaron Auld. “EXASolution enables UBS Card Center new analysis capabilities in the reporting and business intelligence processes. The reduced analysis time allows for lasting cost savings and freed time for more efficient alternative use of existing resources.” UBS Card Center has recorded processing of one million credit cards and counts among the leading credit card processors in Switzerland. UBS Card Center relies on long-standing experience and a modern infrastructure, offering multi-client capable solutions that have been perfectly attuned to their partners.


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 Loading...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 Loading...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 UBS Center Card AG

UBS Card Center Ltd., a Group company of UBS AG, is specialized in the card business and, with more than one million processed credit cards, is one of Switzerland’s leading card processors.
Backed by many years of experience and a state-of-the-art, highly flexible infrastructure, UBS Card Center provides its partners with customized, multi-client capable solutions. The credit card offering ranges from simple basic products through corporate cards to premium cards and covers the needs of the most varied of client segments. As a PCI DSS-certified issuing processor and as an organisation participating in the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) UBS Card Center meets the global payment card industry’s strictest security requirements.