Success Story: FlightCaster

Last month’s featured app was FlightCaster. FlightCaster provides filght delay prediction, letting you know 6 hours in advance if your flight is delayed. Today we’ve posted their success story, along with a great video with their CEO, Jason Freedman.

Jason goes into some great details on how they use Heroku to handle their complex application, including useing a Hadoop cluster to process millions of updates. In his words, “Heroku has enabled us to deliver a world class service without having the huge management and operational overhead we would have otherwise needed.”

Watch the video below, or click on through to the whole success story. For more technical details, also check out this InfoQ article.

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