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Online gaming demands higher reliability and scalability than ever before. Imagine that you run a Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) company. You need to deliver continuous entertainment to your end-users - a hardcore bunch of gamers, clamouring to play the latest blockbuster and happy to move on if it doesn't deliver. In fact, the reliability of both your hardware and software under high load conditions, protection against cyber-attacks and the security of personal and payment data, are paramount for your business survival.
MMOG businesses need to provide an enhanced user experience to encourage high levels of user satisfaction - which could be significantly impacted if there are any incidents or security failures.
From a database perspective, Alibaba Cloud's cloud-native database, PolarDB, is the perfect solution for a large-scale MMOG because it separates storage from computation. This means that an organization can quickly expand its services and perform the necessary operations and maintenance to deliver a high-quality user experience.
For a traditional database, the time taken to perform operations such as expanding capacity, performing backups, and executing migrations for a traditional database is directly proportional to the capacity of the database in question. For a database with terabytes of data, simply adding a read-only backup can take one or even two days. On PolarDB, however, capacity can be expanded seamlessly, no matter how much data you have to work with. Creating a read-only copy takes up to two minutes, while a full backup can be created in under one minute.
This means the MMOG business has the ability to quickly and flexibly expand its service to keep pace with fluctuating user demands. PolarDB has a maximum capacity of 100T, so there is no need to purchase or manage multiple instances. It is compatible with the MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle databases, so existing application code and drivers can be run on PolarDB without any changes.
Compared to traditional databases, PolarDB has many benefits. It is cost-efficient, easy to use, with a large capacity and built for complex SQL query acceleration. To learn more about how it helps a range of businesses across different scenarios, download our whitepaper Creating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming now.
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