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Gaming company benefits from increased responsiveness with help from Pythian’s Google BigQuery experts

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 …

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Pythian will be at Percona Live 2019 – Join us in Austin, Texas!

Percona Live provides the open source database community with an opportunity to discover and discuss the latest open source trends, technologies, and innovations. The conference includes the best and brightest innovators and influencers in the open source database industry.

This year, Percona Live is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas from May 28-30, 2019.

Pythian is proud to be a Silver Sponsor this year, with a full force of our technical experts speaking on a variety of subjects and technologies. These are sessions you won’t want to miss!

If you’re attending, make sure you swing by our booth and meet the Pythian crew. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about open source, cloud or anything data related. Our speakers will also be covering the event on social media and we’ll recap the event and their talks here on the Pythian …

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How a social media platform benefits from upgraded security and performance

We recently helped a social media management platform improve its security and performance.

The social media platform supports social network integrations for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube, and has more than 15 million users. The company needed to ensure maximum security and performance for its authentication processes by reducing the hours and errors associated with manual administration.

These improvements would allow the organization to not only minimize downtime and expand the feature set available to its developers, but would also ensure the company’s compliance with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The challenge was automating its database user management and authentication processes, which required knowledge of MySQL security and DevOps environments.

Pythian’s experts have deep knowledge of MySQL security and DevOps-structured environments, and were able to develop …

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Eight Ways To Ensure Your Applications Are Enterprise-Ready

When it comes to building database applications and solutions, developers, DBAs, engineers and architects have a lot of new and exciting tools and technologies to play with, especially with the Hadoop and NoSQL environments growing so rapidly.

While it’s easy to geek out about these cool and revolutionary new technologies, at some point in the development cycle you’ll need to stop to consider the real-world business implications of the application you’re proposing. After all, you’re bound to face some tough questions, like:

Why did you choose that particular database for our mission-critical application? Can your team provide 24/7 support for the app? Do you have a plan to train people on this new technology? Do we have the right hardware infrastructure to support the app’s deployment? How are you going to ensure there won’t be any bugs or security vulnerabilities?

If you don’t have a plan for …

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