Bristol start-up scoops global tech innovation award

Gareth Williams receiving the Excellence in Innovation award

Gareth Williams receiving the Excellence in Innovation award

YellowDog walked off with one of the top prizes at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld event with the Platform Innovation award, which is part of Oracle’s Excellence Awards.

The Bristol-based start-up was selected due to its innovative platform that harnesses and monetises under-utilised computer power for fast CGI rendering services.

The Oracle awards were given at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Oracle recognised 31 companies from across the globe for their use of Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services in new and innovative ways to transform their businesses, drive innovation, and gain a competitive advantage.

As part of its business model, YellowDog has been using the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service alongside crowd-sourced spare computer power to offer the 3D animation and architectural visualisation industry peerless rendering services.

Speaking about YellowDog’s success, CEO Gareth Williams said: “It’s wonderful to receive this award and it is a credit to Oracle to be on the ball with young, innovative start-ups. We’re beginning to revolutionise the on-demand computer market for power hungry rendering applications. Being recognised as an innovator by one of the world’s largest tech firms is a fantastic accolade.”

Deepak Patil, Vice President of Product Development at Oracle commented: “Cloud computing enables rapid innovation, and YellowDog is a great example of an organisation that is using it to revolutionise its industry. We are thrilled to see YellowDog’s creative use of the Oracle Cloud Platform, and pleased to recognise them with Oracle’s Excellence Awards.”