When Skillz, a leading mobile eSports platform connecting 2.6 billion gamers across the globe, sought Pythian’s help with reducing storage costs, they learned they could not only reduce costs but also gain a more responsive application while providing an improved player experience.
The gaming company collects data to customize player experiences by delivering relevant campaigns, performing fraud and cheater detection, segmenting markets, and providing special offers according to region or interest. However, the Skillz environment was complex, comprising of many layers and very complex code, as well as geographical data, and their existing analytics were costly and slow. “We were running these applications hourly to customize these different features, then finding ourselves wishing we could do that much more quickly,” said Miriam Aguirre, VP Engineering at Skillz.
Skillz wanted to move to an ‘event-driven’ analytics …[Read more]