Urban Airship improves reliability and stability with Google Cloud Platform
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Urban Airship improves reliability and stability with Google Cloud Platform

September 26, 2019


(lively percussive music) – Urban Airship was founded
in 2009 to notify people of things that mattered to
them on their smartphones. – Our customers are looking
for timely notifications. It’s breaking news for media. It’s sports scores. – Urban Airship is nine years old, and we’ve murdered every
database we’ve ever come across. And Big Table is the only one that has reliably worked for us. – Our approach to
implementing Google Cloud was to give ourselves a very
hard, nine-month deadline. And so the best analogy probably is a Mission Impossible theme song. The momentum just kept
building and building. But it’s been a big payoff
because our reliability and stability has gone up, and our customers are really
happy with the scalability. – With Google Cloud’s help, the World Cup was a huge success for us, and we peaked our throughput
at 400,000 messages a second. If we had still been in our “colo”, I think the World Cup would
have not gone nearly as well. – For us at Next, we’ve
got a variety of people that we’ve brought here; and they’re really gonna be focusing on a better understanding of some of the products we use today
like Big Table and Pub/Sub. And then everyone from
Google Cloud is here, and our team really enjoys the ability to interact with everyone face-to-face. (lively percussive music)

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