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This page gives an overview of supported customer volumes by the OB Commerce solution. The information provided here can be used to validate if a specific business case is covered by our current solutions.

The numbers provided in the page here are based on current customers using the OB Commerce solutions or have been tested using combination of unit tests, multi-user/client/server stress tests using jmeter and selenium using one application server and one separate database server. For the high volume performance tests we have done minor tuning of the system and database. See the Installation wiki page for detailed information on installing Openbravo, and see the Performance wiki page for information on tuning Openbravo's technology stack.

The reference volumes are described from different perspectives:

An important aspect with higher volume customer cases is the remote data concept. With remote data the WebPOS client will not load product and customer data in the local WebPOS client but will access/query them remotely.

When deploying Openbravo in a higher volume environment it can make sense to investigate a multi-server deployment. A multi-server architecture makes it possible to spread the load and increase robustness of the overall solution.

Openbravo Commerce in larger Enterprise solutions

The Openbravo Commerce release RR15Q4 deliver important architectural improvements which make Openbravo Commerce very well suited for large enterprises. Areas which have been improved considerably are: transactional performance, allowing multi-server distributed architectures and supporting remote data handling.

Customer Characteristics

This document provides reference numbers for three customer profiles:

Server Architecture

For the different customer profiles we advice different types of system architectures:

Customer Reference Profile

Store Reference Sizing

The store reference sizing discusses the reference volumes related to number of stores, the number of pos systems etc.

Performance Indicator Small Enterprise Medium Enterprise Larger Enterprise
Total #Stores <5 5-75 75-300
Total #POS 5 150 3000
Average #POS/Store 1 5 30
Maximum #POS/Store 1 10 750

Transaction Reference Volume

The transactional reference volumes gives an overview of the transactional volume we can handle with our current architecture.

Performance Indicator Small Enterprise Medium Enterprise Larger Enterprise
Total #tickets in history 10000 2.5 million 75 million
Average #tickets/day 50 5000 100000
Average #lines/ticket 2 3 3
Maximum #tickets/minute 5 25 1750
Maximum #tickets/day 500 15000 350000

Master Data Reference Volume

Master data is data related to products, discounts, business partners etc. Master data can be changed and updated frequently centrally or through the WebPOS clients. Master data changes are distributed to WebPOS clients and store servers automatically.

Performance Indicator Small Enterprise Medium Enterprise Larger Enterprise
#Customers <500 10000-30000 5-10 million
#Products 50 500-1000 100000 upto 10 million
#Discounts ? ? ?
#Product Prices ? ? ?
#Master Data Changes avg/day ? ? ?
#Master Data Changes max/day ? ? ?

Openbravo Commerce Modules for higher volume environments

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In the 15Q4 release we extended our testing of extension modules as part of our continuous build environment which tests modules and functionality for every change we do. Many modules are now being automatically tested for their valid operation with remote master data enabled. Making them suitable for usage in an environment with large volumes of master data.

In the 2015 4th quarter we will further extend our continuous build environment to include automatic testing of Openbravo in high volume transaction and master data environment. Moving manual tests we have been executing to an automatic test environment.

The following modules have been tested/deployed in medium sized enterprises but have not yet been tested for the volumes used in large enterprises:

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