Client prospect challenged company to demonstrate a system that could process 1M trades per hour before signing $20M dollar per year contract for services. Team had only two weeks to secure a mainframe, stress test applications, and produce results that would gain the client’s approval.

Rebuilt HP Nonstop SQL test system to act as standalone client environment to handle benchmarking client transactions. With a crack team of developers and system engineers, built a new mainframe, configured a test environment, and simulated 1M trades per hour after two weeks of long nights and weeks to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in the application.

Client signed $20M per year contract after reviewing the benchmark statistics, and group’s GM met his revenue for the year six months early.