Singapore, 9 December 2016
STRATUS APPOINTS C3S AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR SINGAPORE AND INDONESIA
Addressing the missing link in ICT systems
Stratus appoints C3S in Singapore and Indonesia to address the increasingly demanding conditions businesses face – specifically greater pressure to prevent even the smallest amount of application downtime and to ensure data integrity by preventing any data loss.
Creating a highly resilient information and communication (ICT) system for today's always–on business environment means taking steps to ensure data integrity, prevent down time and mitigate potential vulnerabilities. Yet the industry lacks the framework to describe, assess and test the resilient characteristics of an ICT system.
At C3S, we help our clients address this increasingly critical requirement – identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in the ICT system, assess quality. We share our clients' goal of improving resilience.
With over 10 years' experience in high resilient mission critical systems, C3S developed the C3S Resilience Diagnostics which is a systematic and structured methodology for thorough assessment and prevention of ICT failures leading to business disruptions.
The Diagnostics enables an organisation to understand their ICT system in a schematic form, and clearly pinpoint the vulnerabilities, these vulnerabilities will be the potential points of failure that will result in business disruptions. The Diagnostics will also suggest ways to mitigate the risks, and generate test scenarios for purpose of testing and exercise or simulation of failures.
The Diagnostics makes use of the easy to understand C3S Resilience Framework for management and communication amongst all stakeholders. C3S the Resilience Framework when we realised that the industry lacked a common framework for effective communication and discussion of the resilience of an ICT system.
The Stratus and C3S Edge
Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure-based solutions enabling rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to cloud, without any changes to applications. C3S applies Stratus infrastructure solutions to client's essential operations where data integrity is paramount. Combined with C3S expertise, downtime or data loss is prevented before it occurs.
In short, C3S Pte Limited delivers high resilience, real-time and low-latency solutions that ensures uninterrupted performance of our clients' essential operations. Focused on niche solutions in corporate and government ICT space, C3S mines the transformational ICT strategy looking out for disruptive ICT deployments that significantly leap frogs our clients's current operations.
Taking his 25 years' experience in Command and Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), YUN Ta Chun founded C3S in 2003. Applying this expertise to the private sector, he views ICT as a strategic business need to be embraced in real-time, mission-critical technologies.
"ICT is more than just improving the efficiency of information management and a tool in technical line functions. C3S's belief is that ICT serves a higher value function towards a corporate's mission and objectives when addressed strategically – hence achieving better accuracy of information, reliability of processes, alignment of operational objectives, control of executions," says Ta Chun.
"This partnership with Stratus Technologies will help us offer solutions to meet our customers' Resilience Compliance requirements," continues Ta Chun.
"The C3S/Stratus partnership marks a new era as it enables Stratus to target specific geographies through a revamped channel strategy and business expansion across the Asia Pacific region", said Charles Fong, Head of Channels and Alliances for Stratus.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure-based solutions that keep applications running continuously in today's always-on world.
Stratus enables rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to applications.
Stratus' flexible solutions – software, platform and services – prevent downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted performance of essential business operations.
For more information, please visit www.stratus.com or follow us on Twitter @StratusAlwaysOn.
About C3S Pte Limited
C3S Pte Limited is uniquely focused on ICT resiliency. Started with the simple intention of maintaining and preserving service continuity and data integrity in ICT environment. C3S systematically mines the transformational ICT landscape and look out for disruptive ICT deployments that will bring significant leap frog strategies to the clients' current operations. This approach achieves higher value functions to attain corporate mission and objectives.
For more information, please visit www.C3S.com.sg or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Singapore, 21 October 2016
Prevent technical fault from causing a major business disruption with 4 quadrants of failure management
C3S Founder and Managing Director, YUN Ta Chun, took the audience at TradeTech Asia 2016 on a journey into the microscopic view of the vulnerabilities that disrupt operations in trading systems. He asserted that while faults are inevitable, failures are preventable. Failures and disruptions can be systematically identified and built up into Fault Tree Network. Mr Yun then used the Four Quadrants of Failure Management as a framework for prevention and recovery from faults.
At the booth, C3S presented a systematic and structured methodology for thorough assessment and prevention of ICT failures leading to business disruptions. C3S Resilience Diagnostics enables an organisation to understand their ICT system in a schematic form, and clearly pinpoint the vulnerabilities; these vulnerabilities will be the potential points of failure that will result in business disruptions. The Diagnostics will also suggest ways to mitigate the risks, and generate test scenarios for purpose of testing and exercise or simulation of failures.
TradeTech Asia 2016, held in Singapore on 19 - 20 October, was attended by Asia's top buy-side Heads of Trading and Trading Technology leaders.
We would like to help your organisation prevent disruption from ICT failure. Please call us at +65 6455 8833 or email us at email@example.com.
Singapore, 19 October 2016
Hidden Causes of Disruption in Trading Systems
C3S Founder and Managing Director, YUN Ta Chun, takes the audience at TradeTech Asia 2016 on a journey into the microscopic view of the vulnerabilities that disrupt operations in trading systems. How much you know about your unknown unknowns of failures and disruptions. Are you over focused on the performance view and leaving the failure view to surprise you at the wrong time.
Most major business disruptions are used by unknown behaviour of minor fault. At the booth, we introduce the C3S Resilience Diagnostics that prevent disruption from ICT failure. The Diagnostics helps and organisation.
- Understand and communicate cause of failures
- Test vulnerabilities and prevent those failures
- Recover gracefully from failure from untested items.
TradeTech Asia 2016 which brings together Asia's top buy-side Heads of Trading and Trading Technology leaders is held in Singapore on 19 - 20 October, 2016.
Singapore, 7 September 2016
C3S Founder and MD, YUN Ta Chun appointed as an independent expert member of Securities Market Industry Working Group
SGX Singapore Exchange (SGX) formed a Securities Industry Working Group (IWG) to assess and make recommendations on SGX and industry participants' processes to improve the Singapore securities market's operational resilience. (Link to SGX)
This is a honor to C3S, having achieved recognition from the most stringent financial entity in Singapore for the work that we have been focusing for years - ICT Resilience.
Singapore, 27 October 2014
New eXtremeDB Embedded Database Version 6.0 Boosts Scalability, Speed With Distributed Query Processing
McObject®, developer of innovative database system software, announced it has released version 6.0 of its eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) and related product family. The upgrade adds support for distributed query processing, which improves database speed and scalability by leveraging the processing power, memory and bandwidth of multiple hardware nodes in carrying out queries. Additional improvements in version 6.0 benefit developers and end-users in areas including performance, ease of development and operating system support.
With distributed query processing, eXtremeDB partitions a database and distributes query processing across multiple servers, CPUs and &frasl or CPU cores. Performance is accelerated - dramatically, in some cases - via parallel execution of database operations and by harnessing the capabilities of many host computers rather than just one.
Such 'horizontal partitioning' may be designed into new systems, and is also the natural outgrowth of once-autonomous embedded systems and devices merging into an interconnected 'Internet of Things' that permits data aggregation from diverse locations, McObject CEO and co-founder Steve Graves said.
"Demand for distributed query processing cuts across market segments, but is especially relevant to the automation and control field, where eXtremeDB is historically strong," Graves said. "Usage scenarios include smart energy generation systems that query data from wind turbines' accelerometers to measure 'wobble,' or from temperature sensors that may indicate failing bearings; and transportation systems that optimize traffic flow based on local data collected from thousands of vehicles and infrastructure control points."
Other new eXtremeDB 6.0 features improve the database system for both developers and end-users, and include:
- Python support. eXtremeDB 6.0 enables integration using Python, a high-level language favored for its fast time-to-deployment, particularly for tasks such as prototyping. Using Python alongside eXtremeDB's dynamic database definition language (DDL) capability, developers can implement their ideas quickly, and optimize rapidly by testing changes to code, database tables and indexes.
- Avionics platform support. The upgrade adds compatibility with Wind River Systems' VxWorks 653 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for delivering safety-critical, integrated modular avionics (IMa) applications; and VxWorks CERT, which is designed to permit certification to stringent industry standards, including RTCA DO-178 and EUROCAE ED-12, revisions B and C.
- Trigram database index. This facilitates "fuzzy" or near matches between text strings. It was developed as an eXtremeDB feature for a customer whose application reads license plate numbers and required the ability to use wildcards in the event of partial data capture.
- More flexible transaction scheduling. In addition to exploiting eXtremeDB's transaction priorities, applications using eXtremeDB's multiple-user, single-writer (MURSIW) transaction manager can override the default "first in, first out" scheduling policy within priority levels to favor either read-only or read-write transactions.
- Data compression. Version 6.0 adds data compression for both in-memory and on-disk databases, reducing storage costs to lower cost-of-ownership.
- Covered index option. eXtremeDB 6.0 adds the ability to store key values in b-tree indexes of in-memory databases. Normally such indexes include only a reference to values, to reduce storage footprint; the upgrade enables developers to store values within indexes when an application’s data usage pattern makes this optimal.
- Binary schema evolution improvement. With this feature, eXtremeDB can save a database as a binary image and then restore it with a changed schema (design). Version 6.0 extends this feature to eXtremeDB Cluster edition.
- Encryption extension. Support for RC4 encryption, which employs a user-provided cipher to prevent unauthorized access, has been extended in version 6.0 to databases managed entirely in main memory.
Singapore, 29 September 2014
Singapore-Based C3S Joins McObject as Distributor in Southeast Asia
McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS) product family, announced that C3S, a Singaporean firm specializing in high-value and mission-critical technology solutions in market segments including finance, defense and electronic government (e-government), has joined McObject as distributor in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
"McObject's focus on data management for low-latency, fault-tolerant systems make it an excellent fit as a partner," C3S Founder and Managing Director Yun Ta Chun said. "Its successful track record with eXtremeDB meeting unique performance and reliability challenges in both embedded and real-time enterprise systems reflects our own targeting of the 'last 20 percent' of information systems. In this area, IT solutions achieve more than just efficient information management. They become strategic enabling tools to achieve higher corporate functions such as better accuracy of information, improved reliability of processes, and better alignment to operational objectives."
Singapore's Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Indonesia Stock Exchange and Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications in the region are among C3S's major clients. Specialized technologies underlying its solutions include low latency data synchronization, data visualization and situational awareness, and command and control. More information about C3S is at www.c3s.com.sg.
For its part, McObject has built a strong market presence in defense, capital markets and other segments where real-time systems must sort and analyze growing volumes of complex data. Its key technologies for achieving these goals include the core eXtremeDB IMDS edition, as well as eXtremeDB High Availability, eXtremeDB Cluster, and the newest member of its product family, eXtremeDB Financial Edition, which provides the ability to pipeline vector-based statistical functions in CPU cache to ensure the lowest latency when working with time series data (such as market data).
Yun founded C3S after a 25-year career in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), during which he led information technology strategic planning in the Ministry of Defence, commanded the Signal Battalion, and led the Signals Corps as the Chief Signal Officer for 7 years. In 1997, Colonel Yun was conferred the Pingat Pentadbiran Awam, PPA, Public Administration Medal (Bronze), by the President of Singapore for his contributions in transforming the SAF's IT systems.
"McObject and CS3 share strengths that will lead to a successful partnership, and result in steady growth of market share in the region. The two firms have the agility to work closely with customers - in both government and the private sector - to provide technology solutions that address complex, strategic challenges. McObject and C3S enter the relationship with expertise gathered in their successful track records in targeted market segments including capital markets and defense. We look forward to working together on many joint projects with C3S," said Steve Graves, McObject CEO and co-founder.About McObject
Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes applications and devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Siemens, Philips, EADS, JVC, Pentair, F5 Networks, CA, Motorola and Boeing.