Boston-based fitness start-up Runkeeper was struggling with its database, and could not keep pace with the company's expansion. With new users joining every day, this limitation threatened to halt the company's operations. With a database of 30 million users and growing fast, scaling up also became an issue.
Runkeeper's initial database PostgreSQL failed to provide the required speed and scale. Partnering with IBM, Runkeeper transformed using IBM Cloudant's Dedicated Cluster as its new data layer.
“We were impressed by the wealth of experience that the IBM team were able to draw on to adapt the solution to meet our business needs,” says Joe Bondi, CTO and Co-founder of RunKeeper.