Travian Games

At Travian Games we experiment daily with browser game innovations, with the goal of setting new gaming trends for the future. Pentaho Business Analytics helps us make sense of and draw conclusions from the massive volume of games data flowing into our business every day and ensures that we gain as much benefit as possible from this highly valuable asset.

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.