October 9, 2013

Each year, The Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage recognizes innovations in data storage projects that improve efficiency and effectiveness. We are delighted to announce that Basho Technologies has been selected as the Best Technology Innovation for our work with Rovio.

With global demand growing rapidly, Rovio needed an infrastructure that would support viral growth as needed, with no failure or downtime, and provide a cost-effective way to handle low-latency service requirements. They selected Basho’s open source distributed database, Riak, to underpin Angry Birds Toons and other new mobile games.

With Riak, the Rovio IT team can easily scale from tens to hundreds of servers based on customer demand. This agility allows Rovio to economically and effectively manage its unpredictable data volumes. Rovio has also benefitted from Riak’s robust, low-latency features, which have served to ensure users receive the service levels they expect. Additionally, Riak is designed to handle hardware failure without losing critical data or suffering from downtime. Based on how it replicates data, nodes can fail and the system will remain available.

Basho and Rovio were assessed by a group of judges based on the level of innovation in technology, improvements in IT management, ability to reduce costs, improvements to business efficiency, and ability to deliver measurable business benefits. According to Awards judge, Henry Baltazar (Senior Analyst at Forrester Research), “Scalability and data distribution are key challenges in the application and storage works. Basho’s Riak distributed database deals with both challenges and has allowed companies such as Rovio to launch its mobile applications across the globe.”

For a full list of awards, check out the announcement on Computer Weekly.