Betfair move to new J2EE technology
By philip
After two years of in-house development Betfair, the world’s leading betting exchange, has moved from ASP to J2EE for our server platform.

Much of that time was spent on designing the system given an understanding of past usage and future requirements, while also continuing to manage the ASP site in terms of innovation and performance.

David Yu, Betfair’s CTO, said, “Architecturally, we wanted to rewrite our application taking into account what we had learned over the past few years in terms of usage and how the business would expand. Like most software, you eventually outgrow the first version and need to do a clean slate design to get to the next level.

“We wanted to rebuild the site before the platform began to limit growth. Ultimately, we chose J2EE due to its proven enterprise track record, security and maintainability critical for a 24/7 application such as Betfair.”

Over the past several weeks, traffic has steadily grown to the new site with all users now directed to the new site.

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