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Angry Birds firm handles massive growth with Riak NoSQL database

18th Nov `13, 11:48 PM in Sectors

The company behind the Angry Birds game franchise, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, has deployed the Riak open source distributed…

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The company behind the Angry Birds game franchise, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, has deployed the Riak open source distributed database from Basho to deal with masses of data associated with nearly two billion downloads from more than 250 million monthly users.

Rovio was formed in 2003 and has grown at a massive rate, with 700 employees. It has headquarters in Finland, the US, China, Sweden, Japan and the UK.

The growth experienced by the company put enormous strain on its data capabilities. Rovio needed to ensure its high service levels could be maintained in a cost-effective way. To add further complexity, data transactions across multiple platforms, including smartphones and tablets, meant that investment was needed to keep the user experience consistent.

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