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BigQuery in Social Gaming

BigQuery in Social Gaming

Our presentation at Google's cloud platform road show London, about our usage of BigQuery in our MMORPG Here Be Monsters.

Yan Cui

May 01, 2014

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  1. Who is Gamesys? • Founded in 2001 • #1 in

    the UK • Handle $5 Billion in turnover annually • First company to launch real money gaming on Facebook • Employ 1,000 globally
  2. Events driven Analysis Enables deeper ad hoc analysis Analysis goes

    only as far as the data Finer the grain, bigger the volume
  3. Be Ready for Success Jackpotjoy Slots Bingo Lane Here Be

    Monsters DAU 600,000+ 150,000+ 40,000+ Events (monthly) 5 billion+ 500 million+ 700 million+ 1 TB+ 200 GB+ 500 GB+
  4. • Ensure the health of our defined KPIs across our

    products – Jackpotjoy Slots, Bingo Lane and Here Be Monsters • Develop player insights to better improve the depth with which users engage with our games Social Gaming Business Intelligence, Gamesys BigQuery
  5. Why BigQuery? Scales Managed Fully managed architecture, allows instant project

    startup, and rapid time to insight Easy to learn, minimal transition period, especially for those moving from traditional relational databases SQL Grows with your project, scales horizontally from 100 thousands to 100 Bn's of rows with no loss of performance on interactive queries
  6. Developing Player Insights Big Joins No need for temporary tables,

    let’s us get to the results we need in as few steps as possible How BigQuery features and functions allow us to better explore our data
  7. Developing Player Insights • Our analysis hinges on being able

    to compare behaviour amongst players with similar in-game maturity to one another • Where we gain some of our most invaluable insights are where changes in player behaviour lie outside the norm of what we would expect How BigQuery features and functions allow us to better explore our data
  8. Developing Player Insights Window Functions Rank and partition allow us

    to compare fairly player engagement and monetisation metrics across players with the same in- game maturity. Reduces dependence on external tools. Lead and lag allow us to easily identify segments exhibiting interesting changes in behaviour How BigQuery features and functions allow us to better explore our data
  9. Reporting Apps Script Spreadsheets Cobra App Engine Cloud Storage Big

    Query ETL Mailman App Engine email mobile push notifications 4 facebook notifications Beyond BigQuery
  10. In the near future.. • Move from nightly ETL to

    real-time – BigQuery streaming insert • Predication API
  11. JackpotJoy Slots http://apps.facebook.com/jackpotjoyslots Bingo Lane http://apps.facebook.com/bingolane Here Be Monsters http://apps.facebook.com/herebemonsters

    Building a MMORPG http://bit.ly/1hjqoL8 http://slidesha.re/18MD4XY Google I/O 2013 – Here Be BigQuery http://bit.ly/1fHjbce