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How the U.K.’s Department of Work and Pensions Scaled Universal Credit to Meet the COVID-19 Crisis

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  1. Summary
  2. Case Study
  3. About William McKnight

1. Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns posed a direct and unique challenge to the United Kingdom’s Department for Work and Pensions, as the number of active claimants spiked from more than 2 million just before the pandemic to more than 5 million in the span of a couple months. Learn how the DPW leveraged MongoDB to scale its microservices-based infrastructure to protect millions of citizens during a time of crisis.

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