When GreenGo launched in 2016, the Hungarian startup sought to offer an alternative mode of transport. The first electric car-sharing service in its area, GreenGo offers services to those who regularly travel around Hungary’s bustling capital, Budapest, but are not keen on maintaining a car or paying for parking in the city. Cars can be booked through the mobile application before pickup, and once the user has stopped using the car, the fee for usage is automatically withdrawn from the user’s bank account.
In the years since GreenGo first took to the streets, the company’s growth has been unstinting. The initial fleet of 45 cars rapidly expanded to more than 300 vehicles. This high-speed expansion of the service caused GreenGo to outgrow its existing on-premises solution.
A more scalable, flexible solution was needed, especially considering GreenGo’s ambitious business plans. GreenGo opted for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help drive it into the future.
The system has been running in the cloud for over six months, and since then, it has been working steadily. The problems caused by the increased load have disappeared. There are no slowdowns in the application during peak periods, so the mobile application used by customers is served by a stable operating system.
“Car sharing and the ‘appification’ of mobility transform the everyday and corporate use of cars. Oracle’s cloud-based services also play an exciting role in the life of a company handling complex and large data sets, like GreenGo,” said Bálint Michaletzky, GreenGo CEO.
Looking at the road ahead, GreenGo and Oracle are also working to move the front-end layer of the system into the cloud, a transition that GreenGo would like to go live with soon.