Big Dating at eHarmony

Big Dating at eHarmony

Thod Nguyen

June 25, 2014

eHarmony uses MongoDB to make it easier for couples to find each other. At the forefront of big data and machine learning, eHarmony’s matching system uses a flow algorithm to process a billion potential matches per day. The Compatibility Matching System® uses bi-directional, user-defined criteria to match members based on a comprehensive set of traits and preferences. The system was originally built on a relational database, but with over 51MM+ users, it took more than 2 weeks for the matching algorithm to run. By switching to MongoDB, eHarmony reduced the time to match by 95% to under 12 hours. Learn about eHarmony's matching system, its technology evaluation process, and how it has used MongoDB to make the happiest couples in the world.

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