Client - OmniVision Technologies, Inc

Industry - Semiconductor Devices

About the Client

OmniVision Technologies is a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs and develops advanced digital imaging solutions for mobile phones, notebooks, webcams, surveillance cameras, digital still and video cameras, and automotive and medical imaging systems. OmniVision was the first company to introduce commercial image sensors using backside illumination (OmniBSI™). With more than 1,600 employees worldwide and over 6.5 billion products shipped, OmniVision is at the forefront of the digital imaging technology revolution. OmniVision was founded in 1995 and is headquarted in Santa Clara, California.

Product and Services

  • Migration of Oracle Data Guard for disaster recovery (DR) site to Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Oracle 11i to R12 Upgrade
  • Oracle Apps R12 Support
  • Oracle Database Maintenance and Support

Business Requirements

Slow and Expensive Disaster Recovery Site Synchronization

When Jade Global began working with OmniVision Technologies, the business was using Oracle Apps (Oracle E-Business Suite R12) for its ERP system and Oracle Data Guard for its disaster recovery (DR) site. OmniVision has a DR site for database and applications in Colorado and another DR solution in a datacenter located in Austin, Texas. The DR site had been setup with an Oracle application and database server using Oracle Data Guard, a comprehensive software that ensures high availability, data protection and disaster recovery for enterprise data.

Despite having a dedicated pipeline between primary and standby sites, OmniVision was facing multiple issues. Site sync was slow, expensive, and unusable as a standby database due to bandwidth issues. Manual logging was required every few hours to bring the backup sync in line with the primary sync.

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Business Challenges

Advanced Digital Imaging

All maintenance tasks required in-person travel, increasing cost of maintenance

Advanced Digital Imaging

DR site in frequent state of risk due to power failures, hardware, etc. (80% functional, 20% non-functional)

Advanced Digital Imaging

Issues with Oracle Application server and database server in DR site: Slow site sync, expensive and unusable as a standby database due to limited bandwidth

Advanced Digital Imaging

Performance degradation due to network limitations