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SafePeak cloud case study:EEDAR

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  • 1. Customer Case StudyEEDAR (Video game Industry) accelerates itsCloud SQL Server application, using SafePeak®.EEDAR chooses SafePeak to help meet its goal of providing its business customers with fastinformation flow and meeting SLAs while running a Cloud SQL Server.SafePeak offers a plug and play software solution to accelerate SQL Server applications onCloud, Hosted and Enterprise environments facilitating shortest time to resolution and ROI.Business ChallengeEEDAR provides analytics and business intelligence in the video game industry. Its key product GeographyGamePulse™ is a research tool for understanding game titles, retail and digital sales, industry Carlsbad, California, USAtrends, advertising effectiveness, and product launch dashboards. The service provides anincredible way to look at data from dozens of partners simultaneously to provide an accurate Industryhigh-level perspective on the gaming market. Video Game - analytics and business intelligenceThe challenge: EEDAR integrates data from a large number of partners regularly and needs tobe able to update and analyze gigabytes of data across all of its customer servers on a daily Business needbasis. EEDAR integrates data from a large numberEEDAR customers receive results of complex analytics performed on large amounts of data of partners regularly and needs to be ablerequiring the use of dashboards as well as complex “deep-dive” analysis. to update gigabytes of data across all of itsEEDAR must provide a great customer experience of the main dashboard system with fast customer servers on a daily basis.response times for user dashboards and deep-dive analytic requests. EEDAR customers receive results of complex analytics performed on large amounts of dataAcceleration and SLA during Peaks requiring the use of dashboards as well asEEDAR’s service is performed in a cloud environment (Cloud provider: GoGrid). EEDAR easily complex “deep-dive” analysis.installed SafePeak software on a virtual cloud server, which acted as an automated dynamic EEDAR must provide a great customercaching proxy between the application servers and the SQL Server. There were no software experience of the main dashboard system withmodifications required on either the application or the SQL Server database. fast response times for user dashboards andEEDAR did a quick configuration tuning and less than a day later delivered significant deep-dive analytic requests.improvement of 90% in database load reduction on average and 95% at peak times,delivering the same level of SLA during peak and off-peak hours with major response time Solution: SafePeakimprovements. The web pages performance improvement reached 200%, cutting valuable SafePeak: A plug and play automated dynamicseconds. caching solution for Cloud, Hosted and On-During business hours, SafePeak returned between 90-95% from cache (average of all premise SQL Server applications.databases on the SQL Server), resulting in up to 20X increase of potential throughput. Duringthe busiest working hours the efficiency was optimal (the more users and load, the better the Product usedimprovement). SafePeak®1.3.7 Results Response time of complex SQL Response time of complex web queries: From 5-30 seconds to pages: From 45 seconds per SafePeak accelerated EEDAR’s Cloud SQL Server few milliseconds. page to 15 seconds or less. application, reduced the load on its database and provided insurance against spikes of load and degradation of performance during peaks 30 55 of hours or days. 25 45 20 35 More detailed results and figures on page 2 15 25 10 15 5 5 0 0 1
  • 2. Results About EEDAR `` Load on SQL Server was cut on average by 90% and 95% at peaks due to SafePeak cach- EEDAR is the largest specialty video game ing, upgrading its throughput abilities by 10-20x. research firm in the world. The company `` Improved response time of complex SQL queries to a few milliseconds which were origi- provides analytics and business intelligence nally 5-30 seconds. in the video game industry. EEDAR’s key product is a service called GamePulse™, a `` Improved response time of complex web pages from 45 seconds per page to 15 seconds research tool for understanding game titles, or less, resulting in 200% acceleration. retail and digital sales, industry trends, press `` Achieved significantly better customer satisfaction as reported by customers. and critical response, advertising effectiveness, and product launch dashboards. The service provides an incredible way to look at data “Caching is essential for a product with a significant amount from dozens of partners simultaneously and to provide an accurate high-level perspective on of data volume and numerous queries. Instead of building our the gaming market. own complex caching strategy, SafePeak offers us an “out-of- the-box” solution. By using SafePeak, we instantly improved our application performance, reduced the response time by 66%, delivering acceleration of 200% and freed up programmer time to work on other customer activities.” Ted Spence, CIO, EEDAR About SafePeak® SafePeak Technologies delivers immediate, plug-and-play, performance acceleration and scalability enhancement solutions to increase efficiency and performance of existing cloud, hosted and enterprise data center SQL Server applications. SafePeak®, an Automated Dynamic Caching solution, accelerates data access speeds to microsecond levels while cutting database load by orders of magnitude. No changes are required to applications, databases, queries or stored procedures. SafePeak is installed in minutes on a virtual Web/APP Servers SafePeak 64bit SW MS SQL Server cloud server, fine-tuned in hours and the on server/VM DB Servers Windows 2008 Server improvements are applied to all parts of any existing application. Founded in 2007, SafePeak has offices worldwide and delivers solutions to address unique cross-industry challenges in IT departments.To learn more about how SafePeak can help accelerate your business, visit www.safepeak.com or call 1.800.985.9587SafePeak® is available for free download and trial:www.safepeak.com/downloadSafePeak, the SafePeak logos, and all other SafePeak Technologies products or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SafePeak Technologies Ltd.All other registered trademarks or trademarks belong to their respective companies. ©2011 SafePeak Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. Org. 04/11 2

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