SailGP, sailing’s fastest racing league, relies on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to deliver real-time data to the league’s eight national teams, broadcast partners, and fans worldwide. OCI helps teams optimize performance and give fans a thrilling new experience.
SailGP uses OCI and Oracle Autonomous Database to stream real-time race metrics to athletes and fans. Doing so reduces the league’s costs and IT complexity while providing a deeper understanding of team and athlete performance. And using OCI supports the league’s goal to lower its carbon footprint.
“Oracle gives us access to their incredible technology with artificial intelligence and machine learning, which allows us to access new insights much faster.”
To give athletes and fans real-time information, SailGP uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Streaming and Oracle Stream Analytics to process and analyze 15,000 to 20,000 messages every 500 milliseconds. The data streams from the F50 catamarans through OCI FastConnect to an Oracle Cloud Region for viewing on the SailGP app and broadcast channels. At the same time, the data goes into Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse for analysis.
This image shows the architecture for how the SailGP sailing league gets data from sensors on the F50 catamarans, processes that data, and streams it out to media partners.
The architecture consists of an OCI region with a VCN that includes a public subnet and a private subnet.
In the private subnet, data is processed using these services:
In the public subnet:
Object storage outside the VCN holds batch data.
SailGP is striving to have all its race operations run on clean energy by 2025. The league relies on OCI to help it track energy usage and to let technologists operate systems remotely, so fewer people need to travel to competitions.
OCI will power a new SailGP simulator to allow teammates to virtually race F50s from any location. Athletes will be able to use the simulator—which incorporates Season 1 and 2 data and visualization technology hosted by Oracle—to take the helm, wing trimmer, or flight controller positions and experience different setups and race conditions.
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