Open Credo


National Journal

Consolidating datasets, creating a single source of truth, to drive future Data Analytics capabilities

National Journal needed to consolidate numerous and disparate datasets, to enable their analysts to better access and explore connections across multiple clients, projects and dimensions.

With a unified dataset and single source of truth, they gained the ability to generate meaningful data visualisations, and the option to incorporate more sophisticated machine learning and algorithmic methods as their data needs evolved.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • A flexible process to de-duplicate data and detect data similarities
  • Consolidation of data sets within graph database technology Neo4j
  • A fully managed, elastic data ingestion platform within Google Cloud Platform


Verified Terraform Provider Development

With many of their clients embracing infrastructure-as-code, with a specific move to standardise on Terraform for infrastructure deployment management, UpCloud recognised a fully supported and updated Terraform Provider (with verified status, sanctioned by HashiCorp) was essential to compete with other cloud providers.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • A Trusted & Supported Provider – Terraform Verified status achieved
  • Improved Developer Experience – Ability to use latest Terraform and UpCloud features, as well as clear documentation with examples for getting up and running quickly.

London Fintech Startup

Transforming the way banking is done through cloud-native technology.

The London Fintech Startup needed to identify areas and decisions that could inhibit the scalability and maintainability of their platform in the future, and ensure that the benefits of a microservice architecture were seen.

Based on the insights gained from a Discovery review and to show the potential of a cloud-native microservice architecture OpenCredo:

  • Put together a platform engineering team to build out an AWS-based Kubernetes infrastructure, improve CI/CD tooling and improve the developer experience.
  • Augmented microservice development teams with experienced Java Spring Boot cloud-native developers providing needed experience and upskilling the teams.
  • Augmented the data team with consultants who had Machine Learning and Data Engineering experience.
  • Provided a pool of experienced principal consultants with extensive cloud architecture and development capabilities to help make sound architectural decisions.

To date, the platform engineering team has been able to build a multi-region, Kubernetes and AWS based technology platform.


Humanising Security Data for Venafi Clients

Via the Machine Identity Protection Fund, Venafi invited OpenCredo to contribute solutions to the cyber security ecosystem specifically focused on managing the security of machine-to-machine communications for Venafi clients.

OpenCredo developed two distinct, yet related solutions which made it easier for clients to acquire and use their machine identity data more intelligently. This resulted in the development and delivery of the open source Kafka Connector for Venafi Platform, and the data-driven Machine Identity Network Explorer Tool (MINEr).

Through our contribution we delivered:

  • An open source, Confluent gold verified Venafi Kafka connector 
  • A crypto data-analytics platform capable of:
    • Exploration and visualisation of the machine identity network space
    • Detecting and highlighting SSH based pivot paths and scenarios
    • Uncovering hidden patterns within the data including identification of anomalies

Not On The High Street

Evolution through Microservices to achieve extraordinary growth in the retail industry

Given exponential growth since launch, NOTHS’ platform needed to handle increased transactions; respond to an ever-changing retail market; and allow them to capitalise on business opportunities.

NOTHS gained knowledge of Microservices (Docker, Mesos, Chronos, HashiCorp Consul…) and contemporary development approaches (BDD, automation, infrastructure-as-code…); plus the skills to be technically self-reliant.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • A responsive technology platform to support their business’ continuous growth.
  • A highly skilled in-house Java development team that enables NOTHS to be self-reliant.
  • Knowledge of technology options to enable NOTHS to optimise their platform as needed.



Using Neo4j graph database to minimise network downtime, improve customers’ experience and reduce costs

Complex national telecommunications company, with legacy third-party technology, needed to predict its network’s potential points of failure; whilst reducing technology costs, network downtime and financial penalties, in order to improve its customers’ experience.

SFR is now self-reliant, and no longer dependent on legacy third-party systems. By working in partnership with us, SFR now possess the technology, knowledge and expertise to proactively manage their network, and offer their customers the best possible service.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • A flexible and scalable solution that allows for future growth or network changes.
  • In-house capability to manage its systems and minimise network downtime.
  • Reduced technology costs and fewer compensation claims.



Honouring CSR with fast access to ethical supply chain data via Google Compute Engine

Global membership organisation facing an exponential load on its Business Intelligence applications and data exchange, needed its legacy platform overhauled, to meet growing customer demands, enable scrutiny of multiple sources of data, and analysis of trends

Sedex now has a flexible, industry-leading data processing platform. They can now manage their own multitude of datasets, design reports and deliver on-demand. These improvements have given them a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • The ability to fulfil clients’ complex and bespoke data requests at very short notice
  • A 40% reduction in costs via the introduction of Google Compute Engine
  • Faster turnaround – from hours to milliseconds – of complex, digestible reports


Central Government

Moving from a single service provider lock-in towards cost-saving multi-cloud.

Central government department needed to reduce costs and move towards cloud-based services, in order to empower their internal technology teams with a self-service tool.

The department gained contemporary and budget-friendly cloud-based services, moved beyond traditional hosting and locked-in supplier contracts, and reduced their external dependencies, all of which liberated their internal technical teams.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • The ability to manage environments within any preferred cloud provider.
  • A secure, repeatable and traceable self-service provisioning experience.
  • A faster environment creation lifecycle, reduced from several weeks to under 1 hour.

WG Intetech

Smarter software delivery and improved safety monitoring in the oil and gas sector

WG Intetech were keen to get product updates and software releases to the market faster. In order to achieve this, they needed to make their technology and business processes more efficient. WG Intetech recognised they did not have the necessary skills in-house to do this.

WG Intetech are now benefitting from a reduction in the time taken to get their products to market. Furthermore, by empowering the development teams, managers have been freed up to focus their energies and attention on other parts of the business.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • Improved team morale allowing managers to concentrate on core business areas
  • Faster and more cost-effective development of high quality,feature-rich products
  • Accelerated releases of new products and upgrades


Using Mesos to streamline infrastructure, accelerate deployment and reduce server costs

Growing customer demands had seen WooRank’s infrastructure sprawl to over 100 servers. With a team of just eight managing its infrastructure, WooRank needed to optimise its technology, whilst also allowing its developers to deploy new website features quickly.

OpenCredo helped WooRank port its existing servers to the new infrastructure within two weeks. By transferring knowledge to the WooRank team, we also enabled WooRank to manage their new infrastructure without the need for additional assistance.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • Significantly faster deployment of new features (down from hours to minutes)
  • Vastly reduced infrastructure complexity (down from 100+ to 15 servers)
  • Server cost savings of up to 45%

Mobile Network Operator

From Batch to Streaming – unlocking the power of data with Event Sourcing

Our client was passionate about deepening engagement with their customers and reducing churn. They sought to improve their Business Intelligence (BI), make data more accessible internally, and gain greater insights in order to create a more powerful member experience.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • A technically-sound data strategy and greater real-time access to critical information.
  • In-house technical skills, cutting edge technologies and modern development.
  • A production-quality PoC that in-house developers could build a final solution upon.


Having previously worked together (on a microservices project), we were delighted when they asked us to help them with this challenge.


Growing online marketplace tackles expanding Data needs with Apache Cassandra

Kaidee needed a solution that would scale seamlessly, support continued the expansion of their data requirements, and automate repetitive tasks. They had an ever-growing volume of data, they needed to access and analyse.

Kaidee gained practical Cassandra skills, the confidence to expand their use of Cassandra, and the ability to operate and manage a data solution that supported their business growth.

Through our partnership we delivered:

  • An assessment of the most appropriate usage of Cassandra for Kaidee’s data needs
  • A scalable technical solution to support Kaidee’s exponential data growth
  • Hands-on, in-house Cassandra training to Kaidee’s own people