Openet processes 1 trilllion telecom events per day on Azure

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Openet has announced that its Openet Data Fabric (ODF) has processed over a trillion events per day on the Microsoft Azure cloud demonstrating increased efficiency, security, and readiness for real-time data growth for telecoms networks.

An ‘event’ includes anything from calls, texts to data and social use on smartphones, to any interaction between connected devices.

Openet says its significant threshold for “cloud based” event processing demonstrates that the cloud is fit for telecom network grade volumes of activity.

Although deployed in containerized architecture in order to assess as near as possible the likely architecture for operator systems moving to cloud environments in the short term, the processing speeds were 11.5 million events per second with a 20 node cluster in order to scale elegantly above the 1 trillion events per day (TED) goal of the trial. Openet also expects that trials with ODF in cloud native architecture would in fact be even more efficient.

The company says all of this is made possible by the ODF’s modular design which is built with a micro-services approach.

Comparing to related performance tests from over a year ago on a private virtualized cloud environment, Openet says it not only demonstrated processing the trillion events per day goal, but also did so with almost a third less hardware by tuning and running the solution on the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Openet says the demonstration was focused on proving that it is ready for the real-time data growth that communications networks will require to efficiently manage 5G and IoT so that they meet the increased demand for security, privacy, assurance, AI integration, and automation. It also demonstrates that the cloud compute and store environment has matured to a point where telco-grade network traffic and applications can efficiently and safely rely on this environment.

“To put this achievement into perspective, Google processes approx. 3.5 billion searches per day, which extrapolates to 1.2 trillion searches per year,” said Openet’s global VP of technology and support Michael O’Sullivan.

“Within 5 years, it is forecasted that the number of smart connected devices in the world will be more than 50 billion – all of which will create data that can be shared, collected and analysed – it is critical that networks can handle and process the exponentially growing levels of transactions necessary for today and the future,” said Ger Perdisatt, Microsoft Ireland Enterprise Director.

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