InformationWeek Mexico just named OCCMundial as the second most innovative company in Mexico in its annual “50 Most Innovative Companies” issue. OCCMundial developed the largest job-listing website in the Mexican employment market and has more than 15 million unique visitors annually and posts more than 600,000 jobs each year.

The company earned its innovator distinction from InformationWeek Mexico for its recommendation system, OCCMatch, that uses a powerful algorithm to match job openings to candidate resumes. Each day the algorithm that OCCMatch uses compares approximately 90,000 active job offers to a candidate pool represented by up to four million resumes. The system matches qualified applicants to job openings and sends email notifications to potential candidates. OCCMatch generates hundreds of thousands of email messages every single day.

To achieve the computing power necessary to process the powerful algorithm, and the storage capacity required for the popular service, OCCMundial relies on the Windows Azure platform. With on-premises infrastructure, the company was limited in the number of operations it could run each day, but by innovating with a cloud-based solution on the Windows Azure platform, it can now execute millions of OCCMatch operations in parallel-with as much processing power as the company needs. It currently uses more than 200 instances of Windows Azure for several hours each day, but can quickly scale up, or down, when the need arises; plus, it achieved impressive levels of scalability while still avoiding approximately U.S.$600,000 in capital and operational costs.

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