iRacing Drives Extreme Performance with Oracle Database Appliance
Online Gaming Leader Enhances Customer Experience by Hosting its Motorsports Racing Simulation on the Oracle Database Appliance
Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 17, 2013
With tens of thousands of players competing against each other on its online system, iRacing Motorsports Simulations, LLC, the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation, determined it needed to enhance its database environment to continue delivering reliable uptime and an exceptional player experience. In the Oracle Database Appliance, the company found an easy-to-implement database infrastructure that proved a cost-effective solution for providing players peak performance, while laying the track to effectively manage future growth.
By dedicating one node of the Oracle Database Appliance as backup in case of failover, iRacing benefits from high availability, and has removed latency delays and boosted web page display rates.
Oracle Database Appliance is built for out-of-the-box Oracle database performance and compared to its previous systems, iRacing reduced the number of CPUs needed and experiences performance gains up to 2x.
Additionally, the unique capacity-on-demand licensing model of the Oracle Database Appliance provides iRacing with a future-proof platform that can be scaled without deploying new hardware.
“Our customers expect the most realistic, immersive racing experience outside of a racetrack,” said Dean Marsh, senior database administrator, iRacing. “The control, scalability and performance are enhanced by the user-friendly, easy-to-deploy package. An ideal solution for managing our enterprise data, the Oracle Database Appliance plays a critical role in ensuring we deliver an action-packed experience.”