Travian Games

Pentaho helps us with the massive volume of game data flowing into our business every day.

Eckhart Foos Head of Products, Travian Games

Use Case Overview

Business Challenges

  • The company needed to rapidly analyze large volumes of player data to draw conclusions from player behavior. This analysis will help enhance games and devise new premium features.
  • The company’s multiple proprietary analytical tools was hampering progress and increasing costs as the business grew.

Pentaho Solution

  • Pentaho Business Analytics Enterprise Edition using the data integration analysis and reporting capabilities.
  • Travian Games uses Pentaho Business Analytics in a 100% open source environment with Linux Mint Debian, incorporating data sources from MySQL, MongoDB and Infobright.

Value Added

  • Easy, self-service reporting without the need for IT support.
  • Travian Games' developers can precisely analyze game play using a single system, and have better information to shape product enhancements and premium features.

Why Pentaho

  • Ease of use for all employee types, short learning curve.
  • Support for ad hoc analysis.
  • Comprehensive functionality including data integration, analysis and reporting.
  • Sophisticated extract, transform and load (ETL) functionality.
  • Open source platform, integrating well with Linux and other open source applications.