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Superology's Innovative Approach to Sports Betting with Fastly's CDN Edge Cloud Platform

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Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Real Time Analytics
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Exchange & Integration
Applicable Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
Applicable Functions
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
Services
  • System Integration
The Challenge
Superology, a Croatian tech company, was faced with the challenge of developing a social network for betting fans that could handle high performance, scalability, observability, and authentication. The company, which was acquired by Superbet group in 2017, had to accommodate millions of users demanding and consuming sports content constantly. The nature of live sports meant that users had zero tolerance for time lags and blackouts. The company also had to manage a large volume of content requests, which could peak at 15,000 per second. Additionally, Superology needed to monitor all services and act instantly in case of trouble, especially when introducing new features.
About The Customer
Superology is a Croatian tech company that develops entertainment solutions in the sports betting industry. It was acquired by Superbet group in 2017 and has since developed the world’s first social network for betting fans, SuperSocial, which sits within the Superbet app and has connected over 300,000 betting fans. Superology leads the way when it comes to fast-paced technological innovation in the betting industry, changing conventional systems to accommodate millions of users demanding and consuming sports content constantly.
The Solution
Superology turned to Fastly's CDN Edge Cloud platform to speed up mobile applications by pushing content closer to its users. Fastly's global content delivery capabilities include caching services to accelerate the delivery of content and protect their origin servers, making the whole process faster, safer, and smoother. Fastly's cache purging from the inside helps manage the large volume of content requests coming in. Fastly's CDN provisioning at 130 Tbps with POPs strategically located and connected around the globe provides the needed performance and scalability. The origin load is kept at a minimum thanks to features such as request collapsing and origin shielding. Fastly's real-time log streaming integration to Amazon’s S3 helps the engineering team monitor and track all the APIs and run fast analytics on large amounts of data. Superology can authenticate users on the edge by verifying JWT tokens so any request with invalid or expired token will never reach origin servers. Fastly’s streaming miss technology enables Superology to cache streaming content.
Operational Impact
  • The integration of Fastly's CDN Edge Cloud platform has allowed Superology to achieve its goal of unifying betting, live scores, and a social community of passionate sports fans. The platform has improved the user experience by speeding up mobile applications and providing accurate information without delays. The ability to authenticate users on the edge has also helped the engineering team not to worry about potential high-traffic of malicious users. The easy integration and support from Fastly, along with the self-service approach, has empowered Superology's developers and enabled a painless migration. The direct support approach from Fastly has also been appreciated, with quick responses and resolutions to queries.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Fastly's CDN provisioning at 130 Tbps provides the needed performance and scalability.
  • Fastly's ability to invalidate content in less than 150 milliseconds means that Superology can provide accurate information without delays.
  • Fastly’s real-time log streaming integration to Amazon’s S3 helps the engineering team monitor and track all the APIs and run fast analytics on large amounts of data.

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