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Canon Processes Data from More Than 1 Million Printers 5x Faster

Canon wanted to build an infrastructure to enable IoT system to process large amounts of data received from more than 1 million multifunction printers, and support 2x anticipated growth in the number of printers connected to the IoT, and ensure migration to the IoT platform to minimize disruption to global office-products business operations, and deploy a easy-to-manage disaster recovery system to reduce the switchover time in the IoT environment.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Oracle
    Oracle is a leader in enterprise software and provides hardware and services to help companies improve their processes. Best known for its focus on databases, it offers aid in areas such as managing business data, collaboration and application development, customer relationship management, and supply chain management.Year founded; 1977Revenue: $38.2 billion (2015)NYSE: ORCL
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Quality Assurance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Other frequency
  • USE CASES
  • CUSTOMER
  • Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation specialized in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment. Its headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan.
  • SOLUTION
  • The solution package includes Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Coherence, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Event Processing, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle Active Data Guard. The solution package helps Canon improve system performance through receiving and processing large volumes of printer data 5 times faster than what it used to be.

    Software Components
    - Oracle Coherence
    - Oracle Service Bus
    - Oracle Event Processing
    - Oracle Real Application Clusters
    - Oracle GoldenGate
    - Oracle Active Data Guard
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
    Impact #3
    [Data Management - Data Security]
    Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard strengthened data security.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    The solution can receive and process large volumes of printer data from more than 1 million multifunction printers and respond to queries 5x faster, while reducing batch processing time by 50%.
    Benefit #2
    The solution enables Canon to support up to 2 million printers via the IoT system in the next few years.
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