Rain Or Shine, The Weather Channel Is Always-On Thanks To Cassandra

Beginning as a 24×7 television network devoted to weather, The Weather Channel has brought accurate and timely weather information to the world since 1982. Today, the Weather Channel brings breaking weather news to billions of viewers and users from web, desktop, and mobile applications. Read to find out how The Weather Channel leverages Cassandra to build an always-on weather application.

"Downtime any time of day means someone isn’t getting served, which means lost revenue, credibility, and important notifications to people who are expecting us to tell them when the weather gets rough."

Robbie Strickland

Software Development Manager, The Weather Channel

The Opportunity

Continuous availability to serve global and diverse users

Difficult to derive insights from massive amounts of unstructured data

Accommodating varying data types

The Solution

The Results

Processing billions of requests per month without fear of downtime

Expansion from 3 to 36 nodes across 3 data centers around the world

Innovative new capabilities such as social weather