Optimisation helps all vendors
Fintraffic Datahub, the analytics service, is a multi-vendor platform. In addition to providing the continuous services, Solita is also one of the framework vendors. In the optimisation project, Solita was the coordinator, trainer, and supporter for all of the vendors. Optimisations were carried out by each developer. Seamless cooperation between the vendors was key to achieving a good result.
Solita arranged a workshop for every vendor, in which we focused on different perspectives on service cost and long data downloads. After the workshops, the vendors optimised their parts independently, and reported their findings to all vendors in a transparent manner. The concept Solita used to implement this work is technology-agnostic.
Fintraffic wasn’t the only party to benefit from the work: the vendors improved their competence together and comprehensively improved the operation of Fintraffic Datahub.
“How will a developer optimise the data downloads in their work and learn from it? How will the vendors find the things they needed to improve? How does the monitoring expose expensive and unnecessary operations? These were the questions we wanted to communicate to the vendors, to make them a part of every developer’s daily work”, says Solita Data Architect Mikko Puonti.
“What we did was question whether the data downloads were done at the right time and at the correct volume. We conducted the system towards a more sensible and environmentally friendly operating model. The fewer unnecessary downloads are made, the less power the computing environment consumes”, he adds.
Fintraffic’s strategy is to aim for the world’s safest, smoothest and most environmentally friendly traffic.
“Looking at our targets, this optimisation work matches them all. In addition to cost savings, this optimisation process resulted in significant results from an environmental perspective”, says Fintraffic Development Manager Tomi Lehtola.
The annual savings in carbon footprint calculations add up to 10,205 kg CO2e. This nearly matches the average annual Finnish individual carbon footprint, which is 10,300 kg CO2e.
He also has praise for Solita’s way of managing the multi-vendor environment.
“Cooperation with Solita has been smooth as a whole, the people know what they’re doing and have a clear vision, and best of all – we’ve achieved demonstrable results working together”, Lehtola adds.
And the work isn’t over. We’ve prepared a set of instructions based on the current findings for future use.