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Ibrix, RateIntergration Partner

CHICAGO -- RateIntegration, the leading provider of Revenue Lifecycle Management solutions, and IBRIX, the leader in scalable file serving solutions, today announced the general availability of the PriceMaker Rating Grid™ . Delivering sustained throughput for rating and discounting of over 1.1 million events per second, the PriceMaker Rating Grid helps telecommunications service providers model the profitability of competitive pricing plans at a minimum 10x price/performance over existing solutions.

The PriceMaker Rating Grid™ is a highly scalable rating solution based on RateIntegration’s PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server 8.0 and the IBRIX Fusion™ scalable file serving solution. Rating Grid™ Scalability performance benchmarks conducted at Yale University using real-world rating and discounting scenarios used by Tier I service providers yielded an observed aggregate throughput in excess of 1.1 million Call Detail Records (CDRs) per second or four billion events per hour. The PriceMaker Rating Grid was loaded with over two billion CDRs, as well as four million subscribers and real-world “re-price” scenarios typically used for modeling new services or competitive analyses.

“Showing that PriceMaker can cost effectively scale to over one million transactions per second is an outstanding benchmark result,” said Thomas Thekkethala, CEO of RateIntegration. “More impressive is the fact that the overall benchmark included complex rating and discounting scenarios, which truly makes price modeling, re-pricing, invoice-level revenue assurance and cost audit and profitability analytics accessible to service providers at very reasonable price points.”

PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server is the engine that powers RateIntegration’s complete Revenue Lifecycle Management (RLM) solutions which are in use today by some of the largest service providers in the world. These solutions, powered by the IBRIX FusionTM segmented file system technology, provide service providers with the data and analysis required to conduct profitability analytics for all services in the multiple markets they serve.

“IBRIX FusionTM significantly increases application performance by improving data delivery to computing elements,” said Shaji John, CEO of IBRIX. “This benchmark clearly illustrates IBRIX’s scalable file serving solution is the clear choice for carriers that require high throughput and scalability.”

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