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Archive & Purge – Assessment

Archive & Purge – Assessment

Implementing Information Lifecycle Management Strategy for optimizing Oracle EBS applications

Company Overview

The largest specialty retailer in the United States, and 3rd in total international locations with a portfolio of worlds leading retail brands had over 20 years of data and Oracle EBS database was becoming excessively large, affecting performance and regular maintenance activities.

The Challenge

  • Complex data retention requirements, required adherence to regulatory reporting for some countries in APAC
  • Company had not documented any data retention, archival or compression plan till date
  • Lack of inter-department coordination for taking decision on solution design
  • Complex on-demand query access and reporting requirements on historical data

The Solution

  • Designed and implemented an On-going Information Life Cycle strategy for EBS Financials (GL, AR, AP, CE, FA), Purchasing, HR and Compensation
  • Automated purging of transient Oracle EBS data
  • Partitioning of large tables and indexes


  • Reduced size of the database by more than 32% thereby increasing storage space and increasing performance
  • Consulting workshop with insights on global data retention and regulatory requirements in retail, for IT, Legal and Business teams to learn best practices for decision making on their growing data
  • Designed & executed an effective Information Life Cycle Management strategy for ongoing management, archive and purge of historical transactions
  • Data access and reporting strategy now supports business and global regulatory requirements by following the global best practices
  • Saving time on maintenance tasks by implementing automated purging of transient Oracle EBS data
San Francisco, CA



IT Convergence Services

  • Archive and Purge
  • Consulting Services
  • Information Lifecycle Management