Now TV picks MongoDB to cope with Game of Thrones streaming traffic

TV provider hopes new database will scale for Walking Dead and GoT traffic spikes

Now TV has scaled its TV streaming service with a MongoDB database to cope with spikes in traffic as people watch the latest episodes of Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead.

The streaming provider said it opted to use MongoDB Enterprise Advanced because of the database's cross-region geographic resilience, scalability and flexibility, meaning new customers could be onboarded quickly without interrupting existing customers' service.

The package runs on Cloud Manager, meaning Now TV's operations team deploys, monitors, backs up and scales MongoDB as and when it needs to.

"The user experience is everything for us and we work hard to continue to improve it with every new feature. With MongoDB we can confidently handle large spikes in traffic during our most popular shows such as Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead," said Tom Maule, solution architect at Now TV.

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"Time is an important and expensive resource at Now TV. MongoDB has been able to help increase the speed and quality of our development cycles. Allowing us to focus on creating high value services."

Now TV's entire infrastructure has been updated to make it more scalable and agile, ensuring the user experience is as watertight as it can be.

"When you watch a great moment of TV, someone somewhere has moved a mountain of data to make it happen," Joe Morrissey, EMEA vice president at MongoDB added.

"Modern viewing habits mean access to the TV you love has to be simple, convenient and reliable. Now TV has demonstrated that the best way to deliver that quality and simplicity is to build the service on MongoDB."

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