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Online Gambling Innovator bet365 Makes the Winning Bet with GemStone

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 15:32 PDT


Online Gambling Innovator bet365 Makes the Winning Bet with GemStone

Real-Time Data Management Platform Optimizes Trading Speed and Reliability for Europe’s Leading Online Gambling Company

BEAVERTON, Ore. and LONDON – May 5, 2009 – GemStone Systems, the leading provider of distributed data management technologies, today announced that bet365, one of the world’s leading online gambling groups, has selected its high-performance data management solution, GemFire, as part of a critical IT infrastructure expansion to support the company’s rapid growth. Using GemFire, bet365 will now realize benefits that include exponentially faster processing of the thousands of transactions conducted via its online portal, with the assurance that these transactions will be processed reliably and without failure in the case of a disaster or unforeseen events.

bet365 has been on track to substantially increase its year-on-year revenues, and each day the number of transactions processed via its Web site, www.bet365.com, increases exponentially. Understanding that the company’s growth would require a dramatic expansion of its technology infrastructure to support the increase in activity, Martin Davies, chief technology officer for bet365, knew he required a data management platform that would allow him to effectively scale his data infrastructure to meet these growing demands.

After a search that led to the evaluation of several competing solutions, Davies decided that the GemFire platform offered the ability to process transactions with the speed that bet365’s customers demanded. Furthermore, GemFire provided the resiliency to ensure that in the case of an unforeseen event or disaster impacting bet365’s data infrastructure, no transactions would be lost and the company’s valued customers would receive the same quality online gambling experience they have come to expect.

“Working with the GemFire engineers, GemStone proved that its technology had the scale, flexibility and reliability to make our systems our strength,” Davies said. “They were responsive to our demands at every step of the selection and testing process, and I am confident that GemFire will enable us to scale our data infrastructure to meet the growing demands of our business. I look forward to working with them as we roll out the platform and continue to provide our customers with the online gambling experience they demand.”

“Any company that relies on enormous stores of data requires fast, reliable processing of that data in order to turn it from a business necessity into a business advantage,” said Richard Lamb, President, GemStone. “bet365 now joins more than 200 firms worldwide that have successfully achieved this. Our GemFire platform will enable them to realize the tangible benefits that result from optimizing their data infrastructure to support the growth of their business, and we look forward to working with them in their continued success.”

About bet365

bet365 Group Limited is one of the world’s leading Internet gambling groups with over 800 employees servicing more than 2,000,000 customers from 140 different countries.

About Gemstone Systems

GemStone Systems delivers award-winning technology solutions that are focused on enterprise infrastructure usability and improvements. Its products are used by more than 200 large customers in mission-critical environments in industries that rely on real-time data, including financial services, the federal government, online gaming, transportation, telecommunications and energy. GemStone Systems is headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., and has offices in Mountain View, Calif., New York, Tokyo, London and Pune, India.