Tinder Hooks Up With Managed Cloud Company Rackspace


Tinder have hooked up with managed cloud company Rackspace, to help power their matching and moment rating capabilities.

Rackspace offer fully-managed public and private cloud solutions that span the most popular relational, NoSQL and big data platforms.

Tinder are using ObjectRocket, a database-as-a-service platform whose automation, specifically around sharding, will let Tinder scale horizontally without taxing internal resources.

The dating app said since switching to Rackspace, they have seen a 4x improvement in performance and stability.

Ryan Ogle, the CTO of Tinder, said: “Rackspace’s offering is the best of breed. ObjectRocket by Rackspace is the fastest, most reliable MongoDB offering that we’ve ever tried, and with Fanatical Support and Rackspace Managed Cloud, we can rest assured knowing that we always have a team of dedicated experts on our side, operating as an extension of our in-house team.”

With staff of 40, 25 of whom are engineers, Tinder is also using the software for ongoing support of its IT team.

Tinder users swipe through 1.7bn profiles and make more than 25m matches per day.

The company recently launched their premium service, Tinder Plus, which charges singles $9.99 or $19.99 – depending on their age – for an undo button and location-changing feature, along with uninterrupted swiping.

The CTO of Rackspace, John Engates said: “With ObjectRocket, Tinder leverages Rackspace’s economies of expertise in the data space so they can avoid the cost and burden of managing their data themselves. This way, Tinder can focus on performing at scale and continuing to innovate to connect more people around the globe.”

Rackspace is based in San Antonio, and their software is also used by organisations like the NHS and MOD, and companies including Transport for London, Dominos and Virgin Trains.

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Simon Edmunds

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