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FanDuel halves its monthly infrastructure spend with AWS

By Scott Carey | July 12, 2016
The fantasy sports site uses AWS to deal with traffic spikes

"Whilst this is quite an extreme example, Amazon Aurora also helps with scaling and capacity planning in the form of elastic storage and up to five times improvement in write performance."

Premier League

The UK tech unicorn has been working on a Premier League option for its popular daily fantasy sports app since 2014 but is only now launching in the UK market due to licensing issues. It has previously focused on the US market with sports like basketball, ice hockey and its most popular game: daily fantasy NFL.

Rival firm DraftKings launched in the UK last year, and its stands and representatives could be seen at the three UK NFL games last year trying to attract new users to the platform as daily fantasy seeks a footing in the UK market.

The industry itself has dealt with some controversy and bad PR over the last year amid claims of insider trading, leading to the New York attorney general going to war with daily fantasy sports as he believes it to be online gambling, not gaming, which is illegal in the majority of states.

FanDuel has raised more than £233 million ($363 million) in funding and is valued at over $1bn.

 

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