The Adelaide Fringe approached Katalyst Interactive in 2015 when their business critical website, infrastructure and ticketing sales system were straining under very high traffic, increasing user demands and high growth in their online ticket sales.
They required a digital partner that they could trust and provide a level of expertise that could deliver a solution to support the high traffic, complex data relationships and large infrastructure a real-time ticketing solution demands.
Katalyst partnered with multiple Fringe stakeholders to collectively re-imagine and deliver the Fringe’s digital presence. The website was redesigned with a long-term vision in mind and integrated into Via ticketing solution by Red61.
Complex integrations with internal and external systems
To simplify the extensive data input and management throughout the festival, Adelaide Fringe required a website with extensive integration into their internal Artists and Venue System that is used by Fringe artists to manage show information. The website was also integrated with an external event and ticketing management and payment gateway. Katalyst successfully achieved this architecture which utilises many API requests to ensure data is managed and transferred as efficiently as possible.
Secure high-performance infrastructure
With year on year increase in ticket sales, Adelaide Fringe required a scalable solution that could match their growth. Katalyst architected a custom solution that implements data caching to provide quick and accurate information under extremely high traffic pressures. A clustered server environment allows for simple expansion whenever additional capacity is required.