A lot of money changes hands during the Super Bowl.
On one end of the spectrum, Americans collectively were expected to bet $6.8 billion on the biggest football game of the year. Some of those bets are done with bookies, some are done online, and some are done between friends.
On the other end, you have an endless amount of scenarios where someone needs to pay someone else an amount of money. Maybe it’s for a Super Bowl ticket, maybe it’s for beers at a bar, or maybe it’s to help a Super Bowl party host cover their costs.
In an increasingly cashless society, where only 41% of U.S. adults carry cash, when we say money changes hands, we don’t necessarily mean physically. In fact, one recent study found that 96 million people—or 40.4% of phone users—made peer-to-peer payments in 2019.
Generally speaking, peer-to-peer (P2P) payments are sent over mobile devices using money transfer apps. These apps enable users to send money to their friends and pay for services quickly and directly, with no middleman involved (compared to, say, credit card transactions).
P2P payments spike during the Super Bowl
Recently, an enterprise payment platform using DataStax Enterprise (DSE) had one of their largest peak days during the Super Bowl—not surprisingly—and DataStax worked flawlessly, without any glitches. Their P2P payment platforms ran smoothly all night long—helping users all around the world send money to their friends without any hitches.
App makers who use Apache Cassandra™ get the peace of mind that comes with knowing their applications can accommodate as many users as needed during periods of peak traffic—just like this enterprise payment platform leveraging DSE experienced during the Super Bowl.
Apache Cassandra is an open source NoSQL database designed to power modern applications. The distributed database is built with masterless architecture and offers the continuous availability, high performance, and high scalability needed to deliver modern digital experiences to users.
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