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Data Storage Management

Ericsson Data Storage Management solutions provide telco-grade, unified storage of different types of network data about an operator’s customer subscriptions and network configuration, including policies, resource status, network slice status, etc. They also provide associated provisioning and orchestration capabilities to ensure efficient data gathering and management.

PRODUCTS

Central user database (CUDB)

Our well-established database, CUDB delivers robust and highly available storage for the Ericsson data and policy management areas, up to and including 5G non-standalone access.This telco grade, real-time, geographically distributed database stores both static and dynamic data, as well as subscriber-related service data. CUDB enables you to centralize user data and structure it for optimal access. Products and solutions based on the data layer architecture of CUDB can separate traffic logic (e.g. HLR/AUC-FE, HSS-FE) and data storage (CUDB) into different nodes, providing significant advantages in storage functionality, deployment and operation. CUDB is a key component of the Ericsson User Data Consolidation (UDC) system solution. It is available for both physical and virtual deployments.

Cloud Core Data Storage Manager (CCDM)

Ericsson’s commercial realization of the 3GPP User Data Repository (UDR) network function, CCDM was specifically developed to meet the 5G core standalone requirements as well as existing database functionality provided by CUDB.  

The Cloud Core Data-Storage manager (CCDM) is an in-memory distributed database, exposed to applications via either a RESTful interface or as an LDAP directory. It was developed as a cloud native application using container and service-based technology to comply with 3GPP 5G standards.

CCDM consolidates and unifies subscription data for multiple applications in a single database. It can store both static and dynamic data, as well as subscription-related service data and, if appropriate for an application, additional types of data such as routing data, slicing data, session data, and unstructured data types.

As a telco-grade database, CCDM has been designed to provide the high levels of robustness and service availability required by telecom operators. Its main features are real-time access, high throughput, low latency, high availability, multiple redundancy mechanisms, network congestion handling, high capacity and scalability, and ensured data consistency and durability.

CCDM is Ericsson’s implementation of the User Data Repository (UDR) and Subscription Profile Repository (SPR) network functions standardized by 3GPP. It will incorporate the Unstructured Data Storage Function (UDSF) as 3GPP makes that standard available.

Ericsson Dynamc Activation (EDA)

Ericsson Dynamic Activation (EDA) is a proven provisioning platform for rapid and automated activation of telecommunications services in a heterogeneous network environment. EDA is built with a flexible architecture that can easily be adapted to a service provider’s business practices, rather than the service provider having to change their business processes to adapt to a rigid provisioning platform. EDA provides high availability, resilience, and the scalability to handle high-throughput service activations. It provides pre-verified provisioning solution towards CUDB and CCDM that eases the integration effort in BSS when introducing new service offerings to the end user, and enables that BSS to manage subscriber migration as the network evolves. Combined with the multi-vendor/multi technology activation capability, EDA provides a single point entry point for provisioning a BSS system.

OUR KEY BENEFITS

Unified data storage management provides:

  • Flexible deployment of data storage points in either a centralized or distributed network, thanks to its cloud-native design
  • High data resiliency thanks to multiple data protection mechanisms such as overload protection, geo-redundancy, local data replication, and data consistency check.

 

With the database technology to meet the specific access and network needs of:

 

  • Virtualized or physical data storage solutions (CUDB) for data layered architectures (UDC) supporting both 2G/3G/4G and 5G NSA front ends
  • A cloud-native data storage solution (CCDM) for 5G SA in a service based architecture, supporting 2G/3G/4G, 5G NSA and 5G SA front ends
  • And smooth data migration procedures between CUDB and CCDM.

EDA provides a common provisioning solution that:

  • Is pre-verified across UDC, Policy, and 5G core systems to shorten time-to-market (TTM), reduce BSS impact, and allow the core network to evolve
  • Eases introduction of new service offerings to the end and reduces costs by providing the interfaces required to interact with different operating and database systems
  • Adapts to the needs of different customers in a multi-vendor environment by providing a single point of entry for provisioning a BSS system
Our range of products
Cloud Core Data-Storage Manager

A Telco-grade database, designed to provide the major robustness and higher service availability.

Centralized User Database

Stores all users and IoT subscription data, data consistency and high capacity with optimal footprint.

User Profile Gateway

Helps to improve operation efficiency and explore new revenue sources while securing data integrity.

User Data Consolidation

Enables customer-centric networks, simplifying managment of subscription data in networks.

Dynamic Activation

Allows respons in real time to all network and service activation requests on a single platform.