Decathlon selects Aiven to accelerate its transition to the cloud through open source DbaaS and cloud native

24 February 2022

Decathlon Group chooses Aiven to turn its open source data management technologies into a highly resilient platform configured for DevOps

HELSINKI, Finland – Aiven, a leading company combining the best open source streaming and data management technologies with cloud infrastructure, is partnering with Decathlon, a major sporting goods retailer with an ADN firmly focused on service and technology innovation. Aiven will provide Decathlon with worldwide Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) support for its transition to microservices.

"Standing out in an increasingly competitive retail sector requires developing an IT environment based on cutting edge cloud native technology and highly automated processes. At Decathlon, service and technology innovation is rooted in our daily activities. It's why we form alliances with strong, multicloud partners like Aiven, providing DBaaS as the technological and operational linchpin of our Cloud Platform Engineering global strategy," stated Jérôme Dubreuil, Decathlon Chief Digital Officer.

Decathlon will benefit from Aiven's cloud and services management expertise to turn open source data technologies such as Kafka, PostgreSQL, MySQL, OpenSearch, InfluxDB and Redis into easily consumable, highly available and scalable data solutions.

“Aiven’s solution offers us a unique stack for deploying our database solutions for all cloud providers. This type of collaboration allows us to rely on Aiven’s expertise for some of our applications (especially for databases). We can then focus on the parts of the solutions that differentiate more from the UX of our customers. This work is carried out by our multidisciplinary Decathlon teams - architecture, security, performance, integration - and our developers” , said Pierre Hilbert, Database Product Owner at Decathlon.

With the rapid growth of DBaaS, Aiven and Decathlon will continue to work together and plan the transformation of data management services.

"We are thrilled to support Decathlon in such an important transformation and are fully aware of the level of quality required to manage Decathlon applications", stated Oskari Saarenmaa, Aiven CEO and Co-founder.

"While the open source database market caught up to the business services market for the first time in 2021, Aiven is more committed than ever to providing reliable and innovative data services designed to make developers' lives easier and support our customers' business."

About Decathlon:

Over the past decade, through its Decathlon Technology branch, Decathlon has accelerated its digital transformation to face new technological challenges and consumption patterns. With more than 3,000 engineers in over 50 countries, Decathlon Technology leverages the most innovative technologies, and works with and develops tools, systems and experiences that give people worldwide access to the joys and benefits of sports. Decathlon, a leader in the sporting goods market, has two lines of business: creating innovative sporting goods and services and their distribution online and in stores. With 330 retail outlets in France and over 1,700 worldwide, since 1976 Decathlon and its 97,000 employees have worked to achieve an ongoing goal: innovation in all fields to remain the main partner for all athletes.

About Aiven:

Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Toronto, Singapore, Sydney and most recently Paris, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Kafka, OpenSearch and M3, on all major US and European clouds. Aiven offers its services in a CloudOps environment that helps companies leverage the advantages of cloud native to accelerate and remove risk from their transformation. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage multicloud data infrastructure. Earlier this year, ADEO announced its partnership with Aiven. Aiven has raised $210 million in VC funding to date and has achieved unicorn status. Aiven is backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital among others. To learn more about Aiven, visit aiven.io and follow @aiven_io on Twitter.