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Digital bank Nubank migrates to CockroachDB for scale & infrastructure resiliency

Brazilian bank Nubank migrated its credit card authorization service from in-memory storage to CockroachDB to achieve scalable, always-on infrastructure and more efficient operations.

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Nubank migrated its credit card authorization service from in-memory storage to CockroachDB to achieve scalable, always-on infrastructure and more efficient operations

Nubank, the leading financial technology company in Latin America, sought a distributed SQL database for several critical services. The fintech company initially stored data on-prem using an in-memory data store, but as the business rapidly grew, it needed a transactional solution for some applications.

Nubank’s Database Requirements:

  • Reduce Operational Complexity – Increase Developer Productivity
  • Horizontal Scale with High-Level Consistency
  • Always-On Services
  • Hybrid-Cloud Deployment