Great story of triumph! 💰💰💰
OMGPOP can thank the cloud for its acquisition by Zynga (s znga) on Wednesday. The gaming startup, whose Draw Something iPhone (s aapl) app used cloud computing and a NoSQL database to scale from zero (relatively speaking) to more than 35 million downloads in three weeks and never miss a beat.
I had a brief call on Thursday with Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold, whose company worked with OMGPOP to scale its implementation of the Couchbase database as demand started growing. Although the companies aren’t ready to give exact details yet, here’s what Wiederhold told me:
- OMGPOP is hosted in the cloud, but “they’re not on Amazon.”
- Draw Something has been downloaded more than 35 million times. Players have created more than 1 billion pictures and are creating around 3,000 pictures per second.
- To handle the incredible traffic spike, OMGPOP had to reconfigure its Couchbase cluster, scale it into the many…
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