About Investing

Investing.com is a financial markets platform providing real-time data, quotes, charts, financial tools, breaking news, and analysis across 250 exchanges around the world in 44 language editions. With more than 46 million monthly users and over 400 million sessions, Investing.com is one of the top three global financial websites.

Industry: Financial Services

Primary project location: Israel

About Sela Software Labs Ltd

More (by Sela group) is an international team of Multi-Cloud Experts, delivering the best Multi-Cloud services to its customers and helping them grow.

Start Date: Jan 2021 | End Date: Feb 2021

The challenge

The previous environment was hosted on  3 local data centers across regions and scaling the application effectively was problematic. Adding new hardware on-demand was not easy. The inability to scale at peak hours caused a bad user experience. Due to regulatory concerns and since investment in data centers was done, Investing wanted to use a hybrid mode which created additional challenges.

Partner Role in Project

As partners we analyzed the current architecture and challenges faced by Investing. We then came up with the design for a hybrid cross-region infrastructure setup. We then helped create a plan for implementation and provided assistance during the implementation and testing phase.

The solution

The solution involved creating a hybrid setup with local data centers and data centers in Google Cloud using interconnect. For databases, due to regulatory reasons, the master servers continue to run in local data centers, and replicas were created on google cloud. Google Cloud Interconnect was used to make sure there were no latency issues. Google Kubernetes Engine was also used to manage to scale efficiently by using auto-scaling to add more nodes as required.

Google Cloud Features Used:

Kubernetes EngineCompute Engine

Interconnect 

The results

  • After the solution was implemented, the scaling problem was solved effectively.
  • The hybrid solution with interconnect and database replicas made sure no latency issues were encountered.
  • Use of google cloud resulted in costs also being kept under control, since scaling could be done on demand.

Customer Feedback

“As a live financial market platform, when choosing a partner, the most important criteria for us was the ability to get support anytime, quickly, from real professionals. With MORE, I can be sure that I’m in good hands, getting all the help we need to accelerate our business, from reliable cloud experts.”

— Sandrine Kalk, Head of DevOps, Investing