Comic Relief raises over GBP75m with help of MongoDB

| 24th Jun 13

As reported on PC advisor, this year Comic Relief used open source NoSQL database MongoDB from cloud services technologies provider Armakuni to receive over GBP75m worth of donations.

The platform could handle 10,000 call centre operators simultaneously and a maximum of 500 donations per second. MongoDB was selected for its capacity to deal with large spikes in activity.

Tim Savage, co-founder of Armakuni , said: “During a national live TV show, the culmination of a 10 week national media onslaught, there is absolutely no second chance to get it right.”

Phil Latham at Comic Relief said: “This year’s Red Nose Day was a great success. The scalability, flexibility and resilience of the platform meant that, for the first time, the technology was not a limiting factor in raising as much money as possible.”