Needs Fulfilled by FairCom
- Modernization path from Legacy System
- Comparable or increased performance from flat-file ISAM system
- Data Stability
- Scale with growing clients
- Data reliability and integrity
- Single DBMS to work with legacy systems and new Java-based application
- Data Replication
When we started the c-tree migration our largest client did about $200 Million a year in business. Today, our largest client does about a one billion dollars in business. That simply would not have been possible under the old file system.”
-Mark Rawlins, CEO InfoTrax
Mark Rawlins, CEO InfoTrax
I’m Mark Rawlins CEO and Founder of Infotrax. Our main product is a product called DataTrax which provides ecommerce solutions, CRM solutions, commission solutions and web-tool solutions for multilevel-marketing or direct-selling companies. All in all we process about 2.5 Billion dollars worth of orders a year for our clients and pay out about 800 Million dollars in commissions.
The biggest challenge we were trying to solve when we selected c-treeRTG as our database solution was the continued high performance we found in our flat-file solution but with the stability, scalability, and reliability of a database that had replication, SQL, and other tools that are more standard in databases this day and age.
The real benefit of the c-treeRTG approach is they built it around the needs of the virtual machine that we’re using so our developers did not have to change their coding techniques
Jared Smith, VP of R&D InfoTrax
Our application for many years was written in COBOL so it was a legacy system and we were looking for a modernization path forward.
There are so many things that you have to think about when modernizing a legacy system. You don’t want your database to be one of those. And if you tackle it all at once, you’re going to fail. So using very simple tools that allow that migration and allow you to take simple steps to bring your whole organization with you is very powerful. That then allows you to take step-by-step moving forward to something like Java or Mobile over time instead of one big bang.
One of the real interesting aspects of implementing c-treeRTG is how simple it was.
Right off the bat we were able to notice the performance capability that was comparable to our ISAM file system. We also noticed the ability to replicate the data, which gave us a layer of security that we always knew our data was available in real-time and safeguarded
The major advantage that we noticed when we moved to c-treeRTG was the increase in performance we got in our very large environments. Some of our clients have in excess of one million independent distributors, plus all their customers. We calculate how much they would earn every two hours, 24 hours and day, seven days a week, 30 days a month. In one case we write out 60 million records every two hours just to provide the audit detail needed.
The advantage or RTG is we can sell to people we could never sell to before. There were simply a lot of RFQs that came through that if you couldn’t mark some of these critical areas as yes, they wouldn’t even look at us.
If you sit back and look back at the overall effects of c-treeRTG on our business. When we started the c-tree migration our largest client did about $200 Million a year in business. Today our largest client does about a billion dollars in business. That simply would not have been possible under the old file system.