FamilySearch Delivers a Powerful Online Customer Experience with DataStax to Connect Relatives Across Generations

FamilySearch, the leading family history organization, selected DataStax Enterprise to accelerate user growth and provide powerful online customer experiences with faster response times, high availability and no database downtime. Since implementing DataStax Enterprise, FamilySearch can focus on building and improving its applications to focus on its mission to connect families across generations.

Family Search

"We have experienced a tremendous response from customers as the Family Tree application exploded in popularity. However, in order to deliver a great customer experience, we needed a more scalable database that could prevent downtime and allow us to deliver even more features for our users."

Michael Nelson

Software Development Manager, FamilySearch

The Opportunity

Existing database technology could not scale in a cost-effective manner

Anticipated 10-100x more usage of site over next three years

Deliver seamless customer experience through database transition

The Solution

The Results

Customers experience faster response times, high availability and no database downtime

Routinely serve 125 million transactions per hour during peak usage

Ability to bring new capabilities to market like Record Hints