eHarmony®, the First Company to be in the Rose Parade, Salutes its Technology Partners

Big Data and Machine Learning at the Forefront of eHarmony

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--As the first to have a float in the history of the famed Tournament of Roses® Parade, eHarmony would like to salute its technology partners that together create such an amazing set of highly compatible happy marriages.

Facts and figures that illustrate the partnerships’ successes include the following:

  • Houses more than 3050 servers/devices in our data center
  • Processes 150 million total events daily
  • Processes more than four billion relationship questionnaire response items
  • Processes and houses over 212 million photos

“As the first dot com to participate in the grand tradition of the Tournament of Roses Parade, we salute our technology partners that help make it possible for us to deliver such great outcomes,” said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder and CEO of eHarmony. “It is such a pleasure to provide our service for the more than 44 million individuals that have been part of eHarmony since inception. We consider it our mission to find the right partner for each eHarmony user.”

eHarmony partners include:

  • MongoDB: Processing a potential 1 billion matches daily in 12 hours
  • IBM PureData System for Analytics: Supporting analytics on 40 Terabytes of data, including daily processing of 1 Terabyte of fresh data.
  • CoreSite DataCenter: Managing and operating 3050 or more devices
  • Oracle database: Handling 24 Terabytes of user data, matches data with ~100 million operations in database daily
  • Storage providers:
    • HP 3PAR SAN - 530 Terabytes 3PAR block storage (FC SAN)
    • NetApp® FAS and E-Series storage systems – The systems combine to store more than 830 Terabytes of data
    • Oracle ZFS - 130 Terabytes ZFS filesytem storage (IP NAS)
  • Delphix data management system: Used for non-production databases (Test, QA, Dev, Load Test) ~30TB of data
  • Dell/SharePlex data replication system: 4 Terabytes of replicated data; Replicates around 72 million operations in the database daily.

All data collected is private and eHarmony does not share any sensitive data such as user profiles, relationship questionnaire information or Quality-as-a-Service information.

eHarmony’s float, Everlasting Love will feature seven of more than 600,000 eHarmony success couples as well as GRAMMY™ award winner Natalie Cole singing her hit song, “This Will Be” down the parade route.

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About eHarmony, Inc.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based eHarmony, Inc. ( was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships. New peer-reviewed research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ranks eHarmony as number one for producing the most marriages and the most satisfied marriages compared to all other methods studied. Of meeting places measured, eHarmony also had the lowest divorce rate.* On average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of being matched on eHarmony, nearly 4% of new marriages.* Currently, eHarmony operates online matchmaking services in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

*Based on data on 19,131 marriages from 2005 to 2012 by Harris Interactive, couples that met on eHarmony had significantly fewer breakups than couples who met via all other methods combined. Combining methods that account for less than 1% of marriages sampled.

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Coltrin & Associates, for eHarmony
Jennifer Webb, 212-221-1616

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eHarmony®, the First Company to be in the Rose Parade, Salutes its Technology Partners



Coltrin & Associates, for eHarmony
Jennifer Webb, 212-221-1616