SOURCE: Tokutek, Inc.

Tokutek, Inc.

August 15, 2013 09:00 ET

Internet Gambling Site SharkScope Aces Big Data Management With TokuDB™

MySQL Performance Engine Enables Online Poker Service to Deal Out Real-Time Stats on One Million Tournaments a Day to Gamblers Worldwide

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - Tokutek, delivering database performance at scale, today announced that SharkScope, the Internet's largest poker tournament results database, has deployed the TokuDB™ performance engine to optimize their database performance. With the Tokutek performance advantage, SharkScope can now track over one million tournaments a day and deliver the data to gamblers around the world in real time while simultaneously cutting its number of storage servers in half.

SharkScope helps more players earn more money and have more fun by dealing out data that helps them to make profitable decisions in the poker room. With open source TokuDB, SharkScope's MySQL database can quickly ingest data from more than one million games played in the four major online poker rooms every day and quickly retrieve data in response to a diverse set of subscriber requests. With TokuDB:

  • Information is now delivered in under two seconds; before queries were inconsistent, taking up to 20 seconds;
  • Storage servers, and the costs to support them, were cut in half;
  • No code changes were required.

SharkScope considered multiple options to get the performance they needed. They explored buying additional servers to distribute the data, but this was prohibitively expensive, and they would also eventually outgrow the additional servers. Another option was to relocate the data to a NoSQL database, but migrating from MySQL to NoSQL would mean restructuring and rewriting the application, an expensive and time-consuming project. In the end they chose to go with TokuDB, an option that does not require code changes or additional servers.

"TokuDB gave us faster search results, a much smaller database and fewer servers to manage," said Steve Mayes, CEO SharkScope. "Because of Tokutek, SharkScope can continue to add new subscribers for the foreseeable future."

Leveraging Tokutek's patented Fractal Tree® indexing technology, TokuDB continues to be the ideal choice for demanding MySQL or MariaDB applications that must support rapid data ingestion and complex query requirements. These include social networking applications, cloud enablement platforms, machine data and logfile processing, and eCommerce personalization.

About Tokutek Inc.
Tokutek is a performance engine company that delivers 21st-Century capabilities to the leading open source data management platforms. Tokutek applies patented Fractal Tree™ Indexing to increase MySQL performance and MongoDB performance, decrease database size and minimize downtime. As a result, Tokutek allows you to build a new class of applications that can handle unprecedented amounts of incoming data and scale to handle the data of tomorrow. The company is headquartered in Lexington, MA, and has offices in New York, NY. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Tokutek.

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