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Always available, always fast gaming experiences with Couchbase

Founded in 2006, Lotum is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile games and apps for iOS, Android, and Facebook Messenger. Lotum prides itself on being a small but mighty team of 35 people whose creations bring joy to millions of users around the world every day. When Lotum needed a high performing database to meet their technical requirements and reduce operational costs, the team unanimously chose Couchbase Capella™.

About Lotum

800 million

downloads worldwide

10+ million

monthly active users


    • Enable the development team to do more with less with a flexible, highly functional and low maintenance database in place
    • Provide a seamless, synchronized data experience for users regardless of app traffic
    • Provide a consistent experience without any disruptions, even when network connectivity is unreliable


    • Increased performance, scalability, and application speed for Lotum’s most popular mobile game, 4 Pics 1 Word
    • A synchronized gaming experience for users across all devices including mobile and web apps to ensure accurate stats and scores are displayed
    • Offline-first capabilities ensure apps are always available and fast, with or without internet connectivity
With Couchbase and Capella, millions of players are able to use the devices of their choice without losing profile data, and they’re able to have a consistent experience without any disruptions, even when network connectivity is unreliable. Since gamers have a low tolerance for delays or lag, these capabilities are critical for us.

Lars Schmeller Team Lead, Lotum

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  • Offline first
  • Main data store
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