At a glance
Abra Controls’ technology helps oil & gas companies optimize their hydraulic fracturing operation with job-based sensors and SaaS. Customer demand drove development of a new, permanent SaaS solution. Similar to their legacy application but not job-based.
Abra Controls wanted an enterprise-grade database for their new, permanent SaaS application. They needed a scalable, highly available database with minimal operational overhead. Their legacy application ran on PostgreSQL deployed for high availability with homegrown methodologies.
Abra Controls switched to Yugabyte Cloud because it offers the ease and familiarity of PostgreSQL while making it easier to operate and ensure a resilient, scalable database.
Abra Controls provides simple, reliable, wireless solutions for oil & gas companies.
Abra Controls offers pressure monitoring and data aggregation solutions for hydraulic fracturing operations in the US and Canada.
Abra Controls’ marquee offering is their mobile sensors and in-the-field service. Part of their service is a cloud application that pairs an IoT service that collects and aggregates massive amounts of sensor data from hydraulic fracturing sites in real-time with a responsive web application that lets users visualize and alert on that data.
Abra Controls’ solution helps oil & gas companies optimize their hydraulic fracturing operations and ensure regulatory compliance. It is simple, reliable, and wireless so it can be deployed anywhere. It gives users visibility into their pressure data in real-time.
Key Database Requirements
Abra Controls was looking for a highly available, scalable, PostgreSQL-compatible database for their new application.
Key requirements included:
- Horizontal scalability
- High availability
- High-degree of data integrity
- Compatible with PostgreSQL
- Ability to serve as a long-term data store as well as an application server preferred
- Minimal operational overhead
Fully managed YugabyteDB cluster comprised of 3 nodes with 4 cores/node
Deployed on GCP
transactions per second
We don’t want to have to worry about the operations of a high availability database that much. We are much more interested in learning about the fine details of calculating gas flows and doing that well than we are about running a database.
Philippe LarochelleApplication Architect,
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