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Smartbear: How Riot Games conquered Hadoop, seriously

honuLife at a gaming company isn’t always fun-and-games. It’s also a demanding IT environment with a huge amount of data to manage. Using various Hadoop open source tools (including Honu, see the diagram at right), the gaming company behind League of Legends supported hypergrowth and delivered more timely analytics. I spent some time with them at the StampedeCon conference to learn more about how they pulled this off.

My article in Smartbear’s blog can be found here.

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David Strom is an international authority on network and Internet technologies. He has written extensively on the topic for 20 years for a wide variety of print publications and websites, such as The New York Times,, PC Week/eWeek,, Network World, Infoworld, Computerworld, Small Business Computing, Communications Week, Windows Sources, c|net and, Web Review, Tom's Hardware, EETimes, and many others.