Gaming and eSports companies have unique challenges when it comes to managing the massive amounts of data generated every day with millions of players worldwide, from player data to game session data and entire game universes. As a result, gaming and eSports companies need a solution that can handle the scale and complexity of their operations.
While the centralized cloud has been the go-to solution for many companies in the past, it may no longer be the best fit for gaming and eSports companies. In this article, we'll explore why gaming and eSports companies need a real-time technologies to meet their unique needs.
Why the centralized cloud may no longer be a fit
The centralized cloud has been a popular choice for many companies due to its ease of use and scalability. However, when it comes to gaming and eSports, the centralized cloud may no longer be ideal.
One of the main issues with the centralized cloud is high latency. With a high volume of players and games worldwide, gaming and eSports companies need to ensure that their games run smoothly and without lag. High latency can result in poor user experiences, which can lead to lost revenue and player churn.
Another issue with the centralized cloud is security. Gaming and eSports companies are prime targets for hackers, who may try to steal valuable data or disrupt game sessions. With a centralized cloud, all data is stored in a single location, making it a prime target for cyberattacks.
Centralized clouds are also less resilient. If there is an outage in one location, it can affect the entire network, leading to downtime and lost revenue. This is particularly problematic for gaming and eSports companies, who need to ensure that their games are always available for players.
Finally, the centralized cloud may not be as cost-effective as gaming and eSports companies scale up their operations.
Exploring operational data in gaming
Operational data is critical for gaming and eSports companies. From player data to game session data and entire game universes, the amount of data generated can be overwhelming. And data is often stored and accessed from multiple locations, making it more difficult to track and analyze.
Real-time data analytics
Real-time analytics can be particularly important for gaming and eSports companies, who need to analyze player behavior and game performance to improve the user experience. By analyzing operational data in real-time, gaming and eSports companies can identify patterns and trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize their games and services.
Stop cyberbullying and prevent fraud
Cyberbullying is a growing problem in the gaming and eSports industry. With millions of players worldwide, there are bound to be individuals who engage in toxic behavior. Gaming and eSports companies need to address cyberbullying by providing a more secure and resilient infrastructure.
Multi-factor authentication, encryption, and advanced monitoring and alerting can help gaming and eSports companies detect and prevent cyberbullying and other forms of toxic behavior, improving the overall user experience and protecting the mental health of players.
Gaming and eSports companies need technology that can meet their unique needs. Edge technology or a hyper distributed cloud can offer a more secure, resilient, and cost-effective solution, allowing gaming and eSports companies to manage their infrastructure and data at scale.
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