Through utilizing DataStax Enterprise, SkillPages was able to scale its product using intelligent, market-tested approaches in order to quickly serve and process an enormous volume of data related to a user base experiencing explosive and ongoing growth.
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“We knew that being able to serve and process this amount of data on the fly was going to take something pretty special, and our DataStax solution has delivered.”
– Mike McCarthy, CTO, SkillPages
Overview: SkillPages lets its 18 million registered users easily find skilled people and see how they are connected in real life. With skills that run the gamut from plumbing to computer programing to playing tennis, SkillPages helps users find skilled people who they share a mutual connection with, like an old school friend or former colleague. Based on the idea that people like to do business with people they know, this feature creates a trusted community. Privately held, the company was founded in 2010 and has enjoyed explosive growth; it serves users from more than 160 countries, and continues to add about 1 million registered users monthly. SkillPages aims to build a taxonomy of all the world’s skills.
Challenge: Quickly serve and process an enormous volume of data related to a user base experiencing explosive and ongoing growth.
Solution: DataStax Enterprise allowed SkillPages to scale its product using intelligent, market-tested approaches.