Online gaming continues to grow in popularity, whether for huge gaming communities like Riot Games’ League of Legends or gaming sites like bet365, one of the world’s leading online gambling groups.
Innovation is critical to retain long-term customer loyalty and is changing the way gamers play online. These changes include the move away from single bets on an event to in-game betting on an ever-increasing range of metrics. The advent of regional gaming competitions, like the League of Legends World Championship with an annual grand prize of $1 million, shows just how far gaming has come.
This growth is forcing changes to existing infrastructure in order to keep up with demand and innovation. Traditional relational databases can’t meet the requirements for massive scalability, speed, and fault tolerance
Riot Games, the creator of the multiplayer powerhouse League of Legends, has millions of concurrent players at any given moment. They depend on Riak KV to store player and session data and have a secondary Riak KV cluster for queries and analytics.
bet365 is one of the world’s leading online gambling groups, with more than 18 million customers in 200 countries. Players need to be able to make and claim bets instantly since lost time can cause a lost bet or worsen odds. bet365 selected Riak KV over nine other solutions for its stability, reliability and speed.
Riak KV is uniquely architected to handle user and session data.
Riak KV is a fundamentally content-agnostic database that can store virtually anything.
Riak KV provides the data architecture required by modern messaging and chat applications.
Riak KV Enterprise with multi-cluster replication ensures business continuity in the event of an outage.