Social Game Universe Selects VoltDB to Support Advanced Digital Entertainment Platform

Aug 07, 2012, 09:00 ET from VoltDB

BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB (, the leading provider of ultra-high throughput relational database systems (RDBMSs), today announced that it has been selected by Social Game Universe ( as the storage foundation for the Company's advanced digital entertainment platform.


Social Game Universe (SGU) has developed a sophisticated and scalable suite of tools for creating, optimizing and managing multiplatform social game performance, enabling branded entertainment companies to effectively monetize their IP.  SGU leverages this platform extensively for its own social media portfolio – including popular titles such as Dirty Dancing Romance Resort and Hollywood Tycoon – and is now also making high productivity development tools available to other media development studios.

To drive its innovative platform, SGU requires a database infrastructure that delivers breakthrough performance and scale without sacrificing data consistency.  Social game applications need to track player behaviors precisely – across actions, interactions, performance and winnings – to deliver rich functionality and in-game experiences.  Social game players want accurate, real-time leader board updates.  And entertainment properties need to scale communities safely and smoothly, even during periods of explosive gameplay and growth.

"Our breakthrough media platform dramatically compresses development cycles, allowing projects to iterate from concept to implementation very quickly while also enabling a whole new category of company to actively create mobile and social entertainment content," said Nathon Gunn, SGU's founder and CEO.  "VoltDB's extreme throughput and scale give us the ability to deliver world-class user experiences and value-added services, with the confidence that we'll be able to easily handle the growth of our communities as well as those of our branded partners."

"Social Game Universe is building a revolutionary and disruptive entertainment platform that is gaining enormous traction," said VoltDB CEO Bruce Reading.  "VoltDB uniquely offers SGU the performance and scale needed to build vast user communities, and enables the syndication of their innovative platform to a growing entertainment ecosystem.  We're very pleased that SGU has selected VoltDB, and look forward to supporting future directions in the Company's social entertainment strategy."

About VoltDB
Designed by DBMS pioneer Mike Stonebraker for organizations that have reached the price/performance limitations of general purpose SQL databases, VoltDB is a NewSQL database that combines the proven power of relational processing with blazing speed, linear scalability and uncompromising fault tolerance.  VoltDB is the ideal database solution for high velocity database applications that require 100% accuracy and real-time analytics.  For additional information, please visit the VoltDB website:

About Social Game Universe
Social Game Universe is a Toronto-based social technology innovator founded in 2009 by veteran digital media entrepreneur Nathon Gunn. Social Game Universe has developed a sophisticated and scalable suite of tools for creating, optimizing and managing social game performance that enable branded entertainment companies to effectively monetize their IP. These tools are being used to power Social Game Universe's revolutionary new social advertising platform, Sociable Media, as well as popular Facebook games including Dirty Dancing Romance Resort and Hollywood Tycoon. For more information and news about Social Game Universe, please visit the official website:

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VoltDB, Inc.