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Global game development companies use CockroachDB to survive massive increases in traffic and deliver a flawless end-user experience

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Gaming Use Cases


User Event System of Record

Quickly scale to accommodate a sudden increase in traffic and ensure that users can always get back to the correct game state.


Customization Engine

Store metadata about users to make predictions about future behaviors and deliver suggested content.


Game Persistence Record

Guarantee consistent transactions and ensure that users get back to the correct game state.


Platform Metadata Store

Collect large workloads of user-generated data and feel confident knowing it is stored in a secure environment.

Survive massive traffic spikes generated by gamers across the globe.

The gaming industry is built on delivering a great customer experience, however, user-generated content can create unpredictable workloads. Gaming apps and services need a modern, resilient infrastructure to support spikes in usage while still guaranteeing consistent transactions

Scale horizontally to accommodate unpredictable workloads

Keep adding nodes to a cluster to give it more power to support large increases in gameplay without impacting performance. Don’t worry about flash popularity since you can start small to save on costs and simply scale as needed.

Handle in-app transactions in real-time

Use a database that can handle the traffic needed to support millions of concurrent players in real-time. Heavy read and write workloads are no match for a consistent, distributed SQL database that can scale across multiple regions.

Personalize user experience & maintain game state

Build advanced features by leveraging metadata about users to create custom experiences while still delivering low-latency access to your application. With guaranteed consistent transactions, ensure that users always get back to the correct game state.

Reach a globally distributed audience

Modernize your infrastructure and build on a distributed foundation to reach users around the world. Deploy in a multi-cloud setting and partition data by location to scale to any region and maintain compliance.

Gaming resources



How to build modern gaming services — with reference architecture



How SALTO opened the door to never-down IAM



How to build a payment application that scales to infinity

Why CockroachDB?



Scale to a global audience and guarantee consistent transactions without latency


Compliance & data privacy

Adhere to regulations and meet customers wherever they are located


Inherent high availability

Achieve data replication 3x to ensure apps and services are always on and available


Consistency & resilience

Provide customers with accurate, timely information during peak shopping times



Build on a flexible architecture with the option to deploy using microservices or Kubernetes


Automatic upgrades

Help increase your developers productivity by automating tasks with zero downtime

Get started with CockroachDB

Start a free trial of CockroachDB or contact sales to learn more.