Jaguar Racing has announced it is partnering with Micro Focus, ahead of the lights going green on season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Joining as the team’s official digital transformation, business resiliency and analytics partner, Micro Focus will provide support to Jaguar Racing’s push for more points, podiums and wins on the racetrack.
Initially, Micro Focus will provide technology from its Vertica product group to deliver high-performance advanced analytics and machine learning to ensure the Jaguar team performs at top speed for winning results.
Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series. In 2019 the team won the Rome E-Prix – Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991. Formula E is a real-world test bed for Jaguar with its Race To Innovate mission in the future of electrification.
Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Santiago, Diriyah, Sanya, Rome, Paris, Monaco, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.
In addition to using the Vertica analytics platform Micro Focus will also assist Jaguar in three further areas: application delivery - testing and improving quality in the 50 applications used by the team and the 250,000 lines of code embedded in the cars. Micro Focus will also assist Jaguar Racing in their transfromation to a cloud based infrastructure and finally the security portfolio from Micro Focus will be used to protect them from attacks and vulnerabilities.