DSK Bank


DSK Bank touches almost every family in Bulgaria. It is one of the country’s leading financial institutions, serving three million customers with a comprehensive range of multichannel retail and corporate banking services. DSK Bank was recently ranked 12th among the TOP 100 banks in South-East Europe..

“Informatica Data Archive provides DSK Bank with a compelling opportunity to lower costs, by rapidly moving inactive data from the bank’s production environment to low cost storage.”

— Georgi Panayotov, Director of the Data Warehouse, DSK Bank


Business Need

Meet compliance regulations including retention all data—including customer, product, and transactional data—for up to 30 years. All payroll ledger data associated with salaries needs to be stored for 50 years.

Lower the cost of doing business.

Acquire and retain more customers from business acquisitions.

Maximize the value of business acquisitions.



DSK Bank had up to 15TB of frequently used and inactive data stored on its production systems, which led to significant data storage hardware, software, licensing and management cost implications.

Retaining vast volumes in the production space degraded the performance of operational applications, hampering agile analysis and reporting in the data warehouse.

Backup was taking longer and longer to complete.


Solutions & Results

Ensured bank cost-effectively adheres to Bulgarian and international compliance rules governing data retention.

Saved $780,000 over five years by relocating inactive data to hardware.

Increased operational efficiency and application performance.

Accelerated decision-making through more effective business intelligence.

Reduced backup window.

Turning data into valuable long-term asset.

Deployed in one week.


Products & Services

Informatica Data Archive

Safely archives application data to cost-effectively manage growing data volumes.

Success Stories


Maintained data integrity and data access after the data was archived.


Vale delivered archived data compression rates averaging 95 percent, and saved $1 million annually in storage costs