The world’s most-watched soccer league, the English Premier League, has selected Oracle as its cloud provider. As part of the deal, Oracle cloud infrastructure will power the leagues’ advanced soccer analytics.
By partnering with Oracle, the Premier League will be able to provide a deeper understanding of the live-action on the pitch to the viewers through statistics. Oracle’s data and analytics and machine learning technologies will deliver these statistics in real-time to a global audience of billions each season.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “We are always looking at new ways to bring the Premier League to life and enhance the analysis of the competition. Oracle is a global brand with a great track record of driving innovation, and we look forward to working together to bring new levels of engagement to fans around the world.”
These statistics will present advanced player performance data during the global broadcast coverage and across the League’s social media channels from the next season. This will be powered by machine learning models that will generate immediate results based on live data streams, real-time tracking data, and facts collected on each of the League’sLeague’s players and from thousands of previous matches.