Candy Crush dev King moves core data infrastructure and AI platform to Google Cloud

Partnership could also see collaboration on machine learning efforts

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August 31st, 2018 partnership Google
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Candy Crush dev King moves core data infrastructure and AI platform to Google Cloud

King is collaborating with Google Cloud to look into machine learning and AI technologies.

The Candy Crush developer currently stores all its data on-site, using one of the largest Hadoop clusters in Europe.

However, King cited a need to modernise and that it has long been questioning the need for on-premise storage. Members of the team are also beginning to experiment with machine learning and AI - increasingly cloud-powered technologies.

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As a result of the partnership King has moved its core data infrastructure and AI/ML platform to Google Cloud.

The Candy Crush dev also aims to collaborate with Google on expanding its own machine learning efforts going forwards.

“King will continue to innovate and demonstrate its leadership position as a global innovator by utilising our big data, AI and machine learning capabilities to give its engineers the next generation of tools to build great experiences,” said Google Cloud’s gaming managing director Sunil Rayan.

“We look forward to seeing King deliver even richer gaming experiences for players worldwide through our deep collaboration and the unique products and services Google Cloud offers game developers.”

While King is looking to the future with this partnership, the studio is still doing well enough out of its past. Its flagship Candy Crush franchise is bringing in daily revenues of almost $4m in 2018.

News of the partnership comes just months after Unity revealed it was also migrating its entire infrastructure to Google Cloud.

Representatives from both King and Google will be at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2018 on September 11th to 12th. You can find out more details about the event on the website.

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Amiki Cai is a staff writer at Previously she lived in China before moving to the sunny shores of the UK.