Founder and COO
As the automotive tech company adds services and regions, it's switching from AWS to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle MySQL HeatWave Database.
Shanrohi Technologies has created a plaform called RAMP to provide end-to-end vehicle life cycle management, putting every service related to a vehicle just a click away - from the sales lot to the scrap yard. Based in Hyderabad, India, the startup company has operations spread across the globe.
Operating on a software-as-a-service model, the RAMP platform provides remote access through cloud-based infrastructure. It integrates a wide range of stakeholders across the industry - including vehicle owners, fleet owners, vehicle dealers, parts manufacturers, insurance companies, auto shops, and vehicle leasing companies - in order to enable transactions among them.
The entire RAMP platform was initially deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS), primarily using EC2 and S3 services for computing and storage.
One of Shanrohi's international clients wanted to have a data center in its country, but that wasn't an option from AWS. That prompted the company to look for alternatives, leading Shanrohi's tech team to start looking at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
Why Shanrohi Chose MySQL?
Because the RAMP platform is built on the MySQL database, and OCI is tuned for MySQL performance, OCI became an obvious choice for Shanrohi. In addition to strong performance, OCI offered a cost savings of around 50% compared with AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Both performance and cost were key reasons to shift to OCI.
In addition, Oracle offered dedicated tech support for addressing all technical queries without a more expensive support plan, further tilting the scales in favor of OCI.
Considering these factors, after a month exploring OCI, Shanrohi decided to move to Oracle Cloud in a phased manner by initially moving the internal tools and a few product and client instances.
The company has reduced server costs by 50% for those workloads it's moved to OCI with MySQL HeatWave Database Service, as well as significantly improving the application performance.
Shanrohi is also exploring OCI analytics to create a business intelligence and analytics module in RAMP to provide easy-to-access insights to their customers.
Using Oracle's extensive global network of Cloud Regions, the company has expanded to Middle East and African countries and is confident of expanding to other geographies soon. Leveraging more of OCI's offerings, Shanrohi is doing research and development around natural language processing to build conversational applications for customers.