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Arqiva Solix Subsetting splits a global instance for a corporate spin-off within mandated time frames and significantly cheaper than traditional options.
Arqiva is the leading transmitter and broadcasting company in the UK, and has helped pioneer the technologies of the digital age. Twenty two million homes receive ITV Channel 4 and 5 through Arqiva's national transmitter networks. The company also provides transmission for most UK independent radio stations, both analog and digital, and end-to-end media solutions to the broadcast industry across terrestrial and satellite platforms. Formerly owned by NTL as NTL Broadcast, Arqiva was sold in 2005 for £1.27 billion to a consortium led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group.
Solix Technologies Solutions: Solix EDMS Test Data Management, leveraging Solix Instance Subsetting and Solix Enterprise Metadata Manager Configurator Tool

The Challenge


The Result

  • To identify and the successfully separate and relocate 100GB of business data from former parent company's Oracle 11i database
  • Ensure critical data wasn't lost during separation
  • Original estimates of 6-9 months to complete separation were beyond available timeframe
  • Complete data separation within budget
  • Need to maintain referential data integrity and ensure Oracle support of the separated instances was not jeopardized
  • Completed design development and implementation of data separation in less than 1/3 of the time originally estimated
  • Reduced project costs by 50%
  • Reduced need for team of developers by 40 "man months" in effort
  • Data integrity was maintained, eliminating potential liabilities and ensuring continued Oracle support of separated instances