Success case

Aegea accelerates time to market by 90% and data analytics by 40X on Oracle Cloud


The Brazilian sanitation company relies on the scalability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Analytics Cloud to keep pace with its rapid growth.

“Our business has evolved very quickly. With the scalability that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides, we have the foundation to accelerate our growth.”
Eduardo Portes,  Gerente de TI, Aegea

Business challenges:
Created in 2010, Aegea is a leader in the private basic sanitation sector in Brazil. Today, there are more than 21 million people served in 154 municipalities, from north to south of the country. The business has experienced significant growth in recent years and currently employs 11,000 people.

As the company grew, there was a need for more resilient and scalable IT infrastructure, as well as backup and disaster recovery. When Aegea's critical finance systems migrated to Oracle Exadata, a full year passed from selection to implementation, and it was clear that the organization needed a faster approach to deploying technology solutions. Aegea's local environment also required a team to dedicate up to eight hours a week to maintain it.

Another priority for Aegea was to establish more accurate forecasts for infrastructure needs. Specifically, Aegea wanted to move away from advanced planning of its infrastructure environment because, over time, the company's volume of business often exceeded forecasted capacity.

Furthermore, Aegea was not capitalizing as much as it could on data analytics. With much of its information isolated, the company lacked consolidated historical data and relied on time-consuming and error-prone manual analysis.

“With Oracle Cloud, we can scale up and down on demand. Instead of anticipating infrastructure needs and budgeting years in advance, we can focus more on the business and only spend what we consume.”
Eduardo Portes,  Gerente de TI, Aegea

Why Aegea chose Oracle:
An Oracle customer for 11 years, Aegea was already familiar with high-performance databases, as it used on-premises Oracle Exadata systems. switch to price based on consumption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure shifted from an enterprise capital expenditure (CapEx) to an operating expenditure (OpEx) model to fund infrastructure needs. This provided Aegea with more free capital for expansion and also reduced the time to market.

Aegea completed a successful proof of concept with its core operational applications on Oracle Autonomous Database to simulate the performance and ease of use of OCI. Ultimately, the company decided to go ahead 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. Unlike having your systems on-premises, expanding to OCI with additional compute instances takes just a few clicks. Aegea no longer needs to pre-plan its infrastructure needs by purchasing and provisioning hardware. The company estimates an acceleration of 90% in the time to market using OCI.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing now powers the company's entire line of operations, including billing, network mapping, and georeferencing with zero downtime. Data analysis queries are 40x faster now powered by Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. The billing environment is faster, also with Oracle Spatial Analytics included in the cloud database for georeferencing and network mapping. In addition, the operational control tools running on OCI have seen significant improvements in performance and availability.

Today, a critical portion of Aegea's new applications are deployed in Oracle's Brazil cloud region rather than through on-premise tools. Being able to tap into Oracle Cloud has allowed the company to integrate a new business unit that has more than doubled in size in less than four months. With OCI's rapid deployments and on-demand scalability, Aegea has no limits to its future growth.

The Oracle Partner V8.TECH helped Aegea design the structure and facilitated the site's transition to OCI, which went smoothly over the course of a few months.