In summary

This report provides results from Accenture’s performance benchmark test of the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) for tier 1 life and annuity carrier workloads on Amazon Web Services.

Accenture tested ALIP deployed in an actual cloud environment using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) platform to validate ALIP performance on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) under demanding tier-1 workloads. The Kubernetes environment consisted of two r5.2xlarge nodes configured for auto scaling, and the database was hosted in the Amazon Aurora Service.

A parallel standalone PostgreSQL database running as a db.r5 large instance was used for comparison. Testing found that ALIP deployed on Amazon EKS could meet and exceed the processing power required by tier 1 insurance carriers. The system processed billing contracts at a rate of 67.39 per second, completing the batch in just 24.7 minutes, and generated complex cycle batches at a rate of 26 contracts per second completing approximately 100,000 contracts in under 62.2 minutes.

Scalability testing showed that when increasing workloads from a single user to 2,000 users, there was an indiscernible difference in the average sub-second page load time in 81 percent of pages. Over 200,000 pages were served during the one-hour test, processing more than 1.4 million individual requests.

24.7

minutes it took to complete the batch

67.39

per second rate that billing contracts were processed

1.4M

individual requests processed

Accenture demonstrates tier-1 class performance and scalability when deploying ALIP on Amazon EC2 platform in an Amazon EKS hosted on Amazon EC2.

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  • Overview
  • Benchmark test environment
  • Online load & scalability test
  • Configurations for online load & scalability test
  • Test findings
  • Batch test
  • Summary
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