Aerospike to help Dream11 handle user load during IPL 2021

Aerospike to help Dream11 handle user load during IPL 2021
6 Sep, 2021

Homegrown fantasy sports platform Dream11 has announced a partnership with California headquartered technology giant Aerospike.

Under the engagement, the gaming company will leverage Aerospike’s real-time data platform to scale up and handle the surge in its user base during the upcoming IPL 2021 season.

The second half of the tournament is slated to take place during September-October, which is when Dream11 -- deployed as a fully cloud-managed service on AWS -- expects to see millions of concurrent users.

“...with the IPL resuming soon and with Aerospike’s continued support in Cloud Managed Service, we hope to reach many more milestones and surpass the 5.5 million concurrencies, 80 million requests per minute and 20,000 team update benchmarks that we had achieved in the IPL’s 2020 edition,” Abhishek Ravi, CIO of Dream11 and Dream Sports, said in a statement.

Aerospike’s real-time data platform will improve the performance of Dream11, scaling it to meet almost 30% growth in demand. It will power a range of features of the services, starting from displaying the home page with a plethora of matches to presenting personalised contests and enabling users to create and edit their own fantasy teams.

The platform is known for powering real-time data-hungry applications with predictable performance up to petabyte scale by eliminating many of the tradeoffs of traditional database approaches.

It enables companies to quickly ingest and process vast amounts of data from multiple sources at a massive scale — with up to 80% less infrastructure typically required.

Commenting on the engagement, Aveekshith Bushan, regional director and general manager at Aerospike APAC, said, “We are excited to partner with Dream11 for the 2021 edition of the IPL and beyond, where our Cloud Managed Services Platform powers many large-scale, mission-critical Dream11 applications.”