IBM Cloudant helps Runkeeper manage over 120,000 global data requests per second. Helping Runkeeper and its runners meet their goals.

Joe Bondi, CTO and Co-founder, RunKeeper

Business Challenge story

Runkeeper’s existing database was unable to scale easily to support the company’s expansion. As new users joined, this limitation threatened to bring growth to a wheezing halt.


RunKeeper chose IBM® Cloudant® Dedicated Cluster as its new data layer, gaining a database-as-a-service solution running on an elastic and highly scalable global cloud.


With IBM® Cloudant® Dedicated Cluster Runkeeper offers a concise, always-on app experience to it's growing user base, which includes runners like Simon Wheatcroft, a long-distance runner, who happens to be blind. Runkeeper has eliminated database administration, freeing up staff to focus on user experience for runners like Wheatcroft.

Solution Category

  • IBM Cloud
  • IBM Hybrid Cloud
  • Solution Components

    • Cloudant NoSQLDB