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Tinder Hooks Up With Rackspace Managed Cloud

Dating app Tinder has started using Rackspace’s ObjectRocket database-as-a-service platform to power users’ sultry swipes.

ObjectRocket by Rackspace offers a scalable database platform which allows Tinder to scale horizontally without the taxing of internal resources. Rackspace acquired ObjectRocket in 2013.

4x improvement

Tinder claims that since switching to Rackspace it has seen a 4x improvement in performance and scalability.

Tinder was launched in 2012, and now serves the dating needs of millions of users globally in 24 languages.

Ryan Ogle, Tinder’s CTO, was naturally flattering of Rackspace. He said: “ObjectRocket by Rackspace is the fastest, most reliable MongoDB offering that we’ve ever tried, and with Fanatical Support and Rackspace Managed Cloud, we can rest assured knowing that we always have a team of dedicated experts on our side, operating as an extension of our in-house team. With such a popular, fast-growing app, this type of scalability and support is crucial for the success of our business.”

ObjectRocket offers managed instances of MongoDB and Redis in data centres around the world. Rackspace said that deploying a database on the ObjectRocket platform eliminates the need to any kind of system administration or maintenance of the database server itself.

“The amount of data that businesses collect is growing exponentially, and the tools, knowledge and skills needed to manage that data at scale are becoming increasingly important as a result,” said John Engates, CTO of Rackspace. “With ObjectRocket, Tinder leverages Rackspace’s economies of expertise in the data space so they can avoid the cost and burden of managing their data themselves. This way, Tinder can focus on performing at scale and continuing to innovate to connect more people around the globe.”

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Rackspace was looking to seal partnerships with larger cloud providers such as Microsoft and Amazon to turnaround slowing growth.

Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes told said in an interview that his firm “may at some point offer support on top of Amazon’s cloud”.

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Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

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