AccuWeather Case Study: Keeping cool about custom weather forecasts
A couple centuries ago, local weather patterns directly impacted whether families could put food on their tables.
Today, although largely impervious to the typical storm, we are increasingly fascinated with meteorological forecasts as predictive technologies improve. Capitalizing on this trend, State College, Pennsylvania-based AccuWeather, Inc. provides a bevy of localized forecasts and severe weather alert services.
As demand grew for its hourly localized forecasts, and its service became more data-intensive, AccuWeather wanted to continue to meet user expectations, while controlling costs.
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