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How the cloud gives Major League Baseball a new world of stats

Brandon Butler | Oct. 9, 2015
Advanced stats on big plays are a home run for MLB.

Inzerillo says using the cloud for StatCast was a no-brainer. Not just for offloading the complex and unpredictable computational capacity that is only used a couple times per game, but also in developing the app.

When BAM started creating the app they really didn’t know what it was going to turn into. By running it in the cloud, it allowed the 500 developers to test new concepts at low costs. “To do that and (not have to) build a bunch of on-premises systems that may or may not have been what we needed was great,” Inzerillo says. “The cloud gave us that ability, and specifically AWS gave us that capability, because we were able to knock up services much faster than if we were jumping up services ourselves.”

Now BAM has inked a partnership with the NHL to explore how advanced stats and information can be used in hockey too.

 

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