March 26, 2013

Basho is a proud sponsor of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), happening this week in San Francisco. GDC is the world’s largest and longest running game industry event.

On Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00am, Basho Chief Architect, Andy Gross, and Rovio Entertainment Product Manager, Timo Herttua, will be co-presenting in room 3022 of the West Hall. The talk will discuss how Rovio uses Riak, the data storage requirements for today’s high-scale and high-performance gaming platforms, and how to run distributed systems in production.

Angry Birds developer Rovio is using Riak as the database supporting its new mobile gaming platform, including features such as payments, game state storage, and push notifications. The Croods game, launched last week, was the first to use this new platform. The Croods game is now available on Android and iOS.

If you’re at GDC this week, make sure to stop by our booth (#202), get a t-shirt, and learn how top gaming companies are using Riak.

If you’re not at GDC, but would like to learn more about Riak and how it can be used for gaming platforms, download “Gaming on Riak: A Technical Introduction,” or visit our gaming page.

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