Oracle and Playful Play Collaboration Results in Performance Improvements, Reduced DBA Effort; Availability October 11, 2012,
Volume 176, Issue 2
Oracle and Mexico-based Playful Play have collaborated to provide MySQL Cluster as infrastructure for the number one family game on Facebook in Latin America. More than three million subscribers play "La Vecindad de El Chavo," making it one of the fastest growing social games. To develop and host the game that is attracting as many as 30,000 new players daily, Playful Play required horizontally scalable database technology with very high availability and so selected MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) running on a public cloud to manage the profiles of users and avatars, data play sessions, shopping applications, and its advertising and digital marketing events. MySQL Cluster CGE with its integrated management tools and Oracle Premier Support has helped Playful Play to achieve 45 percent improvement in performance; 80 percent reduction in administration time for database administrators; and 99.999 percent availability.