How NoSQL saved Draw Something

Draw Something's success aided by Couchbase - chat with CEO, Bob Wiederhold

It can't have escaped your attention that the most popular game currently on any iOS or Android device is OMGPOP's Draw Something - bringing a Pictionary-style game to the smartphone age. The app's journey to 50 million users in as little as six weeks is certainly impressive, but how did they manage to maintain performance with such rapid growth?

This is where Couchbase stepped in, providing the Draw Something team with the latest NoSQL database solution to keep things relatively scare-free. We talked to Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold about how they helped maintain the viral game and played a part in Draw Something's success. The infographic below details just how big Draw Something became in a short period of time...

 

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