The Bristol-based tech start-up, YellowDog won their second Oracle award at the 2016 Oracle UK Customer Excellence Awards. The Disruptive Technology award, which was a new addition in 2016, is given in recognition of an Oracle customer that has created a new market or that is disrupting an existing market, therefore displacing marketing leading firms. Nominated by a team at Oracle, YellowDog walked away with the top prize.
The company were judged winners due to their unique technology: harnessing and monetising underutilised computer power. Currently, YellowDog is delivering an unrivalled fast and cost controlled cloud rendering service to the animation, CGI and virtual reality industry. This super-compute power is both crowd- and cloud-sourced and uses Oracle’s Bare Metal Cloud which has recording benchmark performance that is twice as fast as anything else in the marketplace.
Oracle wanted to make a donation to each of the winners chosen charities, alongside recognising each of their business achievements. YellowDog chose The Mix, which connects young people to experts and peers who give them the support and tools they need to take on any challenge from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drug issues.
The Disruptive Technology award was accepted by YellowDog CEO Gareth Williams and CTO Simon Ponsford alongside Will Mason-Jebb and James Pickstone from The Mix.