The Brazilian sanitation company relies on the scalability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Analytics Cloud to keep up with its rapid growth.
“Our business has been evolving very fast. With the scalability that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides, we have the foundation for accelerating our growth.”
Founded in 2010, Aegea Saneamiento is the largest private sanitation company in Brazil, serving more than 20 million residents across 12 states. The business has experienced significant growth in the last few years and currently employs 6,000 people.
As the company grew, it needed a more resilient and scalable IT infrastructure, as well as backup and disaster recovery. When Aegea’s critical financial systems migrated to Oracle Exadata, it took an entire year from selection to implementation, and became clear that the organization needed a faster approach to deploying technology solutions. Aegea’s on-premises environment also required a team to devote up to eight hours a week to maintain it.
Another priority for Aegea was establishing more accurate forecasting for infrastructure needs. Specifically, Aegea wanted to move away from advanced planning of its infrastructure environment because over time, the company’s business volume would frequently exceed the anticipated capacity.
In addition, Aegea was not capitalizing on data analytics as much as it could. With much of its information siloed, the company did not have consolidated historical data and depended on time-consuming, error-prone manual analysis.
With Oracle Cloud, we are able to scale up and down on demand. Instead of anticipating infrastructure needs and budgeting them years in advance, I can focus more on the business and spend only what I consume.
Why Aegea chose Oracle
As an Oracle customer for 11 years, Aegea was already familiar with high-performance databases, because it used Oracle Exadata on-premises systems. Moving to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s consumption-based pricing shifted the company’s capital expenditure (CapEx) to an operational expenditure (OpEx) model for financing its infrastructure needs. This provided Aegea with more free capital for expansion and also reduced time to market.
Aegea completed a successful proof of concept with its core operational applications on Oracle Autonomous Database to simulate OCI’s performance and ease of use. Ultimately, the company decided to move forward with the implementation.
Since migrating critical workloads to OCI with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Analytics Cloud, Aegea has gained on-demand scalability and greater analytics capabilities. In contrast to having its systems on-premises, scaling up on OCI with additional compute instances takes just a few clicks. Aegea no longer needs to pre-plan its infrastructure needs by procuring and provisioning hardware. The company estimates a 90% acceleration in time to market using OCI.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing now powers the company’s entire operations line, including billing, network mapping, and georeferencing with zero downtime. Data analytics queries are 40X faster now that they’re powered by Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. The billing environment is speedier, also with Oracle Spatial Analytics included in the cloud database for georeferencing and network mapping. In addition, operational control tools running in OCI have gained significant improvements in performance and availability.
Today, a critical part of Aegea’s new applications are deployed in Oracle’s Brazil cloud region rather than through on-premises tools. Being able to tap into Oracle Cloud has enabled the company to integrate a new business unit that more than doubled its size in less than four months. With fast deployments and the on-demand scalability of OCI, Aegea has no limits on its future growth.
Oracle Partner V8 helped Aegea design the framework and facilitated the transition from on-premises to OCI, which went smoothly over the course of a few months.