This post was written by guest author Katie Horvath, CEO of Naveego.
At Naveego, we see this problem all the time—maybe it sounds familiar: We meet a company that’s going through a digital transformation or that wants to become more data driven. Typically, it’s a company with massive amounts of highly regulated data, including mountains of legacy data. Think oil and gas, healthcare, insurance, financial services, or manufacturing. The business wants to pull from this data to analyze trends, gather hidden insights, or inform future decisions.
The problem is that data doesn’t come in one neat and tidy package. It’s gathered over time, sometimes decades, in multiple formats and discrete systems. To get any benefit out of that data, it needs to be streamlined and converted into usable information.
That’s what Naveego does.
Naveego is a cloud native, data-integration platform with built-in data quality, golden records, and data governance capabilities. Because we’re cloud native, we can connect to systems incredibly fast and pull in and manage data in all kinds of forms and formats from all types of silos.
But we don’t only integrate data. Businesses can’t use data with errors, missing fields, and duplicates. Therefore, we also clean the data and attach it to a lineage trail so that people know where the data came from and how it’s been processed. And we do all this work in real time.
Recently, our cloud native platform has made it easy for our company to adapt to the social distancing and remote work that many of us all over the world are practicing. Our teams started working remotely on March 12 with no effect on our customers. I’m honored that we’ve been able to support so many critical businesses and industries during this uncertain time.
One of the key tenets of our greater data philosophy is to manage data where it is. To do that, we have to support all kinds of cloud and hybrid environments. Last year, our own backend systems were on AWS. Because Oracle is a major player in the cloud and database space, we knew we wanted to add Oracle Cloud to environments that we support for our customers. The more we talked to Oracle about Oracle Cloud, the more we realized the tremendous benefits it offered, specifically in cost savings.
For Naveego to provide the level of service that we demand for our customers, we need our cloud to be highly available. To do that, we run instances of our product in multiple availability zones. AWS charges for communications back and forth between those availability zones. Oracle doesn’t, and the cost difference ended up being huge for us. So, we decided to move our research and development, and some production, cloud tenancies to Oracle Cloud.
We move fast at Naveego. We finished migrating to Oracle Cloud in less than 30 days, and we’ve already seen huge benefits. We’ve saved 60 percent of our costs. Having our test and dev environments on Oracle Cloud has empowered us to do much more in research and development. We can open up more environments while staying within our budget. Oracle’s claims that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is 65 percent more cost effective on compute have also proven to be true for Naveego.
We also found Oracle’s approach to service more personalized and responsive than other cloud vendors I’ve worked with. It felt like Oracle was folding us into its family.
The team introduced us to Oracle Marketplace, where we can help other companies realize Oracle benefits like we have—especially by bringing in data from non-Oracle sources and getting it up and running in Oracle Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Database quickly. Our self-service, low-code platform matches Oracle’s movement toward self-service products, and it’s easy for non-technical users to manage. We enable non-technical data stewards in business units, who are best able to assess data content, to participate in data management. The goal is to have trusted, consistent data across an enterprise that is ready to go in real time for analytics.
In short, I’d recommend that anyone looking for a true cloud partner look to Oracle. Not only is the technology exceptional, but they’ve also proven to be a proactive business partner that truly cares about our company’s success.