Contact Us
SaaS Log InXRay Login

adidas tracks sports activities with help from RabbitMQ

Nastel Technologies®
October 24, 2022

You go for a run, and when you’re done, your buddy, adidas Running, will tell you how you did. Maybe you hit a new goal this run or need encouragement to work harder next time. No matter what, behind the scenes there is a dedicated team of engineers relying on the stable foundation of RabbitMQ.

Ever since sports tracking apps saw the light of day, it’s almost like a workout without tracking, somehow is less valuable to us. Imagine a run streak on day 1,000 without functioning measurements! What a disappointment!

Today, we’re so used to the data and statistics generated from our physical activities. The numbers indicate growth and progress and motivate people to do better, but they can also tell if you are struggling with your health, which might be a wake-up call for some. That’s how important these statistics have become to us. That also underlines the importance of a well-functioning application infrastructure, especially for two of the world’s most popular training apps: adidas Running and adidas Training.


Another string on adidas’s lyre

adidas hardly needs any further presentation. The classic brand known for the three stripes is seen worldwide on everything from shoes to clothing and accessories. In 2015, adidas built on its brand by acquiring Runtastic, making training apps available to its loyal customers.

Alexander Lackner is an infrastructure engineer with Runtastic, the company responsible for developing the adidas Running and Training apps, keeping them running smoothly, and providing them with new content. He tells a story of a relatively young application that has grown explosively in popularity, not least during the pandemic.

– Most gyms were closed, which also applied to group training and places in general where people were used to doing sports. Physical activity in the outdoors grew massively overnight, and we saw a huge spike in the number of users. We were overwhelmed by the wave of tasks we had to handle simultaneously.

This could have been a bigger problem than it was for Runtastic.

– We have been running RabbitMQ in basically all of our services from the beginning. That helped a lot when we needed it the most. RabbitMQ made it easy for us to scale up and handle the heap of workload coming in all at once.



This article originally appeared on To read the full article, click here.


Nastel Technologies is the global leader in Integration Infrastructure Management (i2M). It helps companies achieve flawless delivery of digital services powered by integration infrastructure by delivering tools for Middleware Management, Monitoring, Tracking, and Analytics to detect anomalies, accelerate decisions, and enable customers to constantly innovate, to answer business-centric questions, and provide actionable guidance for decision-makers. It is particularly focused on IBM MQ, Apache Kafka, Solace, TIBCO EMS, ACE/IIB and also supports RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Blockchain, IOT, DataPower, MFT, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration and many more.


The Nastel i2M Platform provides:


Write a comment
Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Comment * This field is required!
First name * This field is required!
Email * Please, enter valid email address!

Schedule your Meeting


Schedule your Meeting


Schedule a Meeting to Learn More