100 billion transactions/year by 2002
these new payment technologies and the unprecedented volume of transactions
they will demand, and keeping in mind the need to uphold Visaís
brand promise of security, reliability, and trust in payment services,
we chose to build on BEA. Besides being the most proven and best-of-breed,
BEA Tuxedo was the only product that met or exceeded all of our
-- Scott Thompson,
Chief Technology Officer, Visa U.S.A.
implemented a network re-architecture in order to future-proof and
add enormous scalability to its payments infrastructure. Based on
BEA Tuxedo, the system is designed to process an unprecedented volume
of transactions. Visa worked closely with BEA from the initial architectural
assessment all the way through to design and implementation of its
new payments network.
Scalability. Visa needed to double the capacity of its transaction
networks while maintaining absolute reliability.
Reliable transaction platform. The BEA Tuxedo platform processes
an unprecedented volume of transactions with "anytime, anywhere,
anyplace" flexibility, while maintaining Visa's standard of
· The network is designed to process more than $1 trillion
in payments annually.
· It can accommodate a volume of 10,000 transactions per
second, almost triple its current peak load of 3,500 per second.
· This equates to more than 100 billion transactions annually
- more than twice the current transaction volume.
Rock-solid 100% reliability - just five minutes of downtime
annually could impact $55 million in transactions. Eight hours of
down time, equivalent to 99.9% uptime, would mean a potential loss
of $5 billion in transactions.
· Dynamic load balancing handles unexpectedly high demand,
and distributed transaction management ensures data integrity.
· BEA Tuxedo integrates seamlessly with legacy mainframe
systems, an essential capability in the world of financial services.
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