Obama Campaign Improves App Performance by 90%: DevOps Case Study
Learn how the Obama for America (OFA) campaign was able to monitor and optimize performance of high volume fundraising and voter mobilization applications used by millions of voters and volunteers, helping President Obama pave the way to a second term in office.
When the OFA team deployed New Relic, they saw huge results in minutes. “The first time we turned New Relic onto Narwhal, we realized that a 10-row table containing all of our consumer keys was causing a big slowdown in queries,” says Kolak. “Within 30 minutes, we’d made a patch and cached those keys. It was maybe two lines of code, and making that single change reduced 160 millisecond requests by 100 milliseconds. That was an 80 percent increase in Narwhal performance in our first hour of using this software.”