Novatel Networks Replaces MySQL with VoltDB’s High-Speed Operational Database

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Global Wholesale Telecommunications Services Provider Deploys VoltDB to
Accelerate VoIP Call Routing and Drive Down Costs

BEDFORD, Mass., May 5, 2014VoltDB today announced that Novatel Networks, an international wholesaler of telecommunications services for enterprises, call centers and service providers, has deployed the high-speed NewSQL database in its data center. VoltDB displaced MySQL as the enabling technology for Novatel’s carrier-grade VoIP call routing, delivering the high-velocity data ingestion, transactional capabilities and scale required to make routing decisions in real time based on very complex incoming data.

Many Fortune 500 companies, international tier one service providers, enterprises and contact centers rely on Novatel’s carrier-grade platform for their most critical infrastructure, applications and cloud services. From robocalls for elections to customer support calls for the Affordable Health Care Act, Novatel processes millions of calls per day. It terminates and originates domestic and international call traffic through bilateral agreements between its own and other carrier networks. The company’s flexible infrastructure, combined with multiple carrier choices, allows for customization unique in the telecommunications industry.

“Our system was initially architected with MySQL, which presented a major operational burden and offered limited scale,” said Ari Gorman, CTO, Novatel Networks. “VoltDB is a fault tolerant database that enables us to manage extreme velocity data streams and call volumes. We are getting incredible performance with VoltDB that isn’t possible with more traditional systems. As a result, we are able to deliver a remarkably competitive on premise and Cloud-based, high-capacity SIP solution.”

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call routing is the common protocol for routing VoIP calls. It is designed to set up real-time multimedia sessions between groups of participants and can be used for video and audio multicast meetings. VoltDB is queried to return least-cost SIP call routing results based on the number dialed after going through a procedure to determine the least cost route. This machine-to-machine activity results in millions of transactions and allows Novatel to pick the lowest cost carrier and route calls tens of thousands of times per second.

“The telecommunications industry must walk a fine line between managing the increasing complexity of its infrastructure, providing consistently high-quality service, and offering least-cost options,” said Bruce Reading, VoltDB CEO. “Novatel’s deployment is an excellent illustration of what VoltDB is capable of—enabling organizations to ingest high-volume, fast data streams, analyze that data in real time and instantly take action to impact business results.”

To learn more, join Novatel and VoltDB for a live webcast on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Ari Gorman and Ryan Betts, CTO of VoltDB, will present “Novatel: Taking on Fast and Big Telecom Data with VoltDB.” To register for the event, click here.


About Novatel Networks

As an international carrier, most of the world’s high-density voice users use Novatel as a trusted partner. Many Fortune 500 companies, International Tier One service providers, enterprises and contact centers have come to depend on the company’s carrier-grade platform for their most critical infrastructure, applications and cloud services. Its core business is as a carrier’s carrier and Novatel provides a breadth of products and platforms, industry know-how, and eagerness to tackle even the most complex, and challenging requirements. As a consistent leader in the telecommunications industry for well over a decade, the Novatel platform has been selected by leading CSPs across APAC and EMEA, serving more than 300 million subscribers worldwide and has generated over $350 million incremental revenue over the past 10 years.


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