Ably provides a pub/sub messaging service at the edge that often runs tens of millions of concurrent, long-running WebSocket and HTTP streaming connections. It powers live and collaborative applications on millions of simultaneously connected devices.
“We migrated a majority of our Java, Ruby, and Go-based Ably platform to Graviton-based instances and realized up to 40% better price performance over comparable x86-based instances. The entire migration was mostly seamless. It took about a couple of months of effort by a single engineer to update our CI system to support dual architectures and ensure that the library dependencies were available for Arm64 architecture. Most importantly the migration met the real-time performance benchmark that our customers have come to depend on. We are pleased with the results we achieved.”
Lewis Marshall, Distinguished Engineer, Ably
As a dedicated simulation solutions provider, Ansys leads the industry in physics-based and multiphysics simulation, supporting transformational product development for customers across industries.
“As engineers and designers face increasingly complex problems, cloud computing helps lower the barrier of access to high-performance computing, allowing users to solve problems faster. Ansys has also been focusing on green computing initiatives with the goal of improving energy efficiency and reducing costs to customers. We benchmarked 35% better performance on AWS Graviton3-based C7g instances compared to the previous generation instances. With the support of LS-DYNA on the AWS Graviton3 processor, Ansys customers will get the best of both worlds – access to a world-class multiphysics solver without comprising on speed, and lower energy and costs.”
Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer - Ansys
Ascend Money is a Thailand-based regional fintech company in Southeast Asia offering innovative financial services across Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. It serves over 30 million people through an e-wallet app and 50,000 agent networks. It utilizes cloud data and digital technologies to offer nano-finance and credit services that improve the quality of lives and create business opportunities for the financially excluded groups in society.
“We crunch a huge amount of data every day and leverage Amazon EMR and Amazon ElasticSearch to support complex use cases for financial services. We seamlessly migrated most of our Amazon EMR and Amazon ElasticSearch workloads to AWS Graviton2-based M6g instances from x86-based M5 instances within a week. This has resulted in 40% better price performance, including 20% lower cost per instance, without any major code changes. The savings achieved from this migration to Graviton2-based instances has enabled us to increase investment in our Big Data innovation roadmap to further our goal of enabling access to our innovative financial services for the underprivileged segments of the society.”
Peerawit Phuangkaeo, Head of Technical Operations, Ascend Money
Barracuda security solutions are engineered for AWS and designed to support customers’ cloud journey. As part of the shared security responsibility model, Barracuda products leverage AWS services to enable companies to deploy a comprehensive security architecture and a more seamless experience across their cloud and on-premises environments, providing enhanced security against cyberattacks and advanced threats. Barracuda is an AWS APN Advanced Technology Partner and has achieved Security Competency Certification which means their solutions are well architected and pre-qualified by AWS.
“We continuously innovate to build new Barracuda solutions, and enhance existing services, on AWS. Leveraging AWS Graviton2 for both EC2 and RDS across a large number of our workloads has enabled us to realize significant cost savings without compromising performance. We will look to leverage additional AWS services built on Graviton2 as they become available!”
Daniel Spinner, Senior Manager of Centralized Operations
Beamr is a leading provider of image and video optimization solutions that enable professional photographers to improve their workflows, photo sharing services to improve UX and reduce churn, and video service providers to reduce storage and delivery costs.
"Beamr's JPEGmini software, written in C/C++, optimizes JPEG image files by reducing their file size without compromising quality. The application is a compute-intensive and includes functions for image decoding, image encoding, and a quality measure algorithm that analyzes various image attributes. Since the mobile version of this software runs on Arm processors, we decided to test its performance on AWS Graviton3-based Amazon EC2 C7g instances. Rebuilding our software to run on C7g instances took us one working day, and the results were promising. When running on C7g instances, we saw 30% improved performance over comparable x86-based instances. Based on these results, we plan to recommend to our customers to run the Beamr JPEGmini software on Graviton3-based instances once those become GA, and we plan to benchmark Beamr’s H.264 and HEVC video encoders on Graviton instances as well."
Dan Julius, VP R&D - Beamr
Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise
“Cadence’s computational software heritage enables customers to turn electronic design concepts into reality across a variety of end markets, including hyperscale computing, mobile and 5G communications. We have successfully run our verification and library characterization products on the AWS Graviton2-based R6g memory optimized instances, delivering compelling price-performance benefits. The new Graviton2-based X2g instances have a much larger memory footprint, which will allow for more efficient runs and enable even more memory-intensive EDA workloads.”
Nimish Modi, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development at Cadence
Cibo Labs is an agricultural data analytics company that brings a completely new approach to monitoring Australia's grazing lands, underpinning more profitable farms and more sustainable landscapes. Cibo Labs needed to process Terabytes of data to map the pastoral landscape in Australia, and their existing on-prem system was not able to handle the load and became unreliable.
“We were able to get 50% cost savings compared to our on-premises systems by running our data intensive satellite imagery processing application on AWS Graviton2-based R6g instances due to their superior performance. Adopting AWS Graviton2 required no code changes and the price performance benefits will now enable regular updates and quick turnaround on future product enhancements.”
Peter Scarth, Principal Research Scientist, Cibo Labs
Circus Social is an award-winning AI-Powered social and digital data analytics and big data SaaS platform company that specializes in social listening, research and digital monitoring. They help mid-to large-sized businesses including Fortune 500 clients make real time decisions from relevant social media conversations about brands, products, campaigns and competitors.
“We were running ElasticSearch on M4 and M5 x86-based instances and moved to AWS Graviton2-based M6g instances in a couple of days. We were able to achieve 22% cost savings with the same or better performance after moving to M6g instances. We intend to migrate all our other workloads running on M5 instances to M6g instances and also leverage more Graviton2-based instances for new cases.”
Ram Bhamidi, Co-founder & CEO, Circus Social
CloudFix is the easiest way to fix your cloud cost issues. It just takes 5 clicks to save 10-20% on your AWS bill.
“We are really excited about the new Graviton3 processors given the amazing 25-35% higher performance that we are seeing in almost all cases. We recommend that everyone should move to Graviton3 for its amazing price/performance ratio and are really excited about the upcoming release of fixers that will help customers migrate their workloads over with a few simple clicks.”
Rahul Subramaniam, CEO - CloudFix
Coralogix is an in-stream data analytics platform that enables real-time insights and long-term trend analysis for all observability and security data with no reliance on indexing or storage.
“We have transitioned 500 ElasticSearch nodes that process 2PB of ingested data per month to R6g instances powered by AWS Graviton2. With this transition we achieved a 22% price reduction, 20% performance improvement, and 40% lower load on our indexing nodes over comparable fifth generation x86-based instances. The transition process took 240 working hours and included changes to our CI/CD pipeline and multi-arch Kubernetes image creation. Overall the transition to AWS Graviton-based instances helps us improve Coralogix’s business and technical KPIs. We managed to reduce Coralogix COGS (cost of goods sold) and improve the customer experience for running queries on our platform. As a next step, we plan to expand the use of AWS Graviton-based instances in other parts of our application and adopt the latest AWS Graviton3-based instances to gain even better business and technical benefits.”
Oded David, Head of DevOps - Coralogix
Cordial is a cross-channel messaging and data platform for customer-obsessed brands.
"We moved all core containerized workloads in Amazon EKS as well as non-containerized workloads, based on PHP, Python, Apache, and Nginx, to AWS Graviton2-based M6g, M6gd, C6g and C6gd instances. Our experience moving workloads to Graviton2-based EC2 instances was incredibly seamless—requiring just 5 days to get core, non-containerized applications functioning. In another 2 days, we were able to update CI pipelines to build multi-architecture images for containerized workloads. After transitioning to Graviton2-based instances, we observed a measurable drop in CPU utilization and better total runtime for identical applications resulting in a reduced instance footprint of 10-15%. The headroom in CPU utilization allowed us to more aggressively utilize data compression throughout our infrastructure and reduced our TCO by 87% over comparable x86-based instances. Based on our excellent experience with Graviton2-based EC2 instances, we are looking forward to certifying and migrating our MongoDB- and Elasticsearch-based data platform to AWS Graviton2."
Daniel Smith, Platform Strategy Director, Cordial
Cribl LogStream is a purpose-built observability pipeline for logs, metrics, and traces that allows customers to shape, enrich, and route data where it has the most value – slashing costs, improving performance, and ensuring they always get the right data to the right destinations at the right time.
"The Amazon EC2 T4g and C6g instances powered by AWS Graviton2 are the most cost-effective way for us to run our Node.js-based observability pipeline workloads. Cribl LogStream Cloud was built and launched on AWS Graviton2 from day one. Adopting Graviton2 was easy, with adding support for Arm builds taking 1 man-week effort. By partnering with AWS to build on the Graviton2 platform, we're able to build a more cost-efficient service for our customers."
Ledion Bitincka, CTO & Co-founder, Cribl Inc
CleverTap is an omni-channel customer engagement and user retention platform that helps brands create individualized experiences, drive user engagement, and delight customers through intelligent mobile marketing strategies and mobile app metrics. They have delivered over $2 billion in incremental revenue across 8000+ mobile apps.
"As an omnichannel customer engagement platform, our Java based analytics workload is extremely parallel and distributed in nature. In an effort to enable a remote compute farm to spin up and spin down on demand, we wanted to utilise instances which offered us a balance of compute and network throughput. Graviton2 powered instances (M6g/R6g) offered us both, while lowering our EC2 costs by 50 to 70% over comparable x86 based instances. We've had a smooth transition to Graviton2 powered instances, within two to three months."
Jude Pereira, Principal Architect, Clevertap
CyberAgent is a Japanese internet media-services company operating a wide variety of web services in support of media, Internet advertising and game businesses.
“The CyberAgent Service Reliability Group performs verification of each web service are migrating multiple services from existing x86-based EC2 instances to AWS Graviton2-based instances. The dot money by Ameba award point exchange service was the first service to migrate. Adopting Graviton2 delivered total cost reductions of 50-60% from a combination of reduced development fleet size, and production service optimization using smaller instances that reduce costs while maintaining service performance. Based on this positive experience we look forward to adopting Graviton2 for additional services to drive additional cost savings.”
Takuya Hasegawa, Engineer, Service Reliability Group, CyberAgent, inc.
Domo is the fully mobile, cloud-based platform that modernizes how businesses run by leveraging their data at cloud scale in record time.
"The Domo Business Cloud is purpose built to serve the fast-paced data intelligence needs of today’s businesses. We adopted AWS Graviton2-based instances for our application servers, data pipeline systems, and Kubernetes clusters currently running tens of thousands of pods. In about one month, we were able to migrate more than 50% of our EC2 footprint. This has resulted in a substantial decrease in median execution times for many of our workloads, allowing us to reduce our affected Amazon EC2 spend by 20% from a combination of direct cost savings and performance-enabled scale down. We’re now actively looking to transition additional Kubernetes clusters dedicated to advanced analytic workloads, queueing system servers, database servers and more!"
Riley Jenkins, Software Engineer, Domo
DIRECTV has been at the forefront of entertainment for nearly three decades. DIRECTV STREAM allows DIRECTV to focus on its customers, people, and vendors as it continues to deliver innovative entertainment experiences where, when and how people want it.
“We moved our Kubernetes nodes running DIRECTV STREAM microservices to Graviton2-based instances. These microservices are based on Golang and comprise a variety of domains such as Metadata Discovery, DVR Playlist, and Channel Authorization that serve as the core backend systems for DIRECTV STREAM and DIRECTV Everywhere. With the superior performance and lower per-instance cost of Graviton2-based instances compared to x86-based instances, we are estimating 25% lower operating costs for these microservices. It took us about 4 weeks to add support for Graviton2 to our lab and production Kubernetes environments, build pipelines, and development kits. Adoption was a seamless experience and we are in the process of migrating our fleet of over 700 microservices to Graviton2-based instances.”
Jonathan Tronson, AVP Software Engineering, DIRECTV STREAM
"We began using AWS Graviton2-based instances during our summer of major sports broadcasts including the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Graviton2 was used in our caching services for our front end Subscriber Management and the Media Asset Management platforms to reach 175M viewers with 7x better performance compared to the x86-based instances we were using previously. As Graviton2 has up to 40% better price performance, Discovery are investigating how to scale further adoption across other use cases."
Damien Frost, SVP, Global Infrastructure Services, Discovery
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR, and the Web.
“As we look to the future and building increasingly immersive and compelling experiences for players, we are excited to use AWS Graviton3-based EC2 C7g instances. Our testing has shown they are suitable for even the most demanding latency sensitive workloads while providing significant price performance benefits and expanding what is possible within Fortnite and any Unreal Engine created experience.”
Mark Imbriaco, Senior Director of Engineering at Epic Games
Exberry delivers a deep-tech asset agnostic trading infrastructure that offers turnkey solutions for exchanges, banks, digital securities and digital assets marketplaces. The cloud-native SaaS solution enables unrivalled matching and price discovery capabilities, reshaping what’s possible for marketplaces and exchanges.
“We deployed our Java-based Exberry Matching and Trading Engine running on Amazon Corretto to Amazon EC2 M6g and C6g instances powered by AWS Graviton2, resulting in 50% lower latency and 70% lower cost over comparable fifth generation x86-based instances. It took our team six hours to make the transition and no code changes were needed. With Graviton2-based instances, we were able to achieve impressive results with a single-digit microsecond round trip latency on the AWS cloud! The improved price-performance allows Exberry to offer even better and more competitive service to our customers. We are pleased with the results and the seamless experience, and look forward to extending the use of Graviton2-based instances to other services in our platform.”
Ronen Nachmias, Co-Founder & CTO, Exberry
fluct is the largest ad tech company operating SSP (Supply-Side Platform) in Japan.
“We adopted AWS Graviton2-based C6gd instances for our Supply-Side Platform’s ad server based on CentOS 8, Go, and Erlang/OTP. It took about a month for validation and we realized 60% better performance over comparable x86-based instances. Most of our Graviton2-based instances are running on EC2 Spot and our total cost savings with Graviton2-based instances are around 40%-50%.”
Takuya Nishigori, Principal Engineer, fluct, Inc.
Formula 1 (F1) racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series.
“We had already seen that Graviton2-based C6gn instances provided us the best price performance for some of our CFD workloads. We have now found Graviton3 C7g instances to be 40% faster than the Graviton2 C6gn instances for those same simulations. We’re excited that EFA will be standard on this instance type, and given this much improved price performance, we expect Graviton3-based instances to become the optimal choice to run all of our CFD workloads.”
Pat Symonds, CTO at Formula 1 Management.
Globe3 ERP is a web based ERP solution that targets mid-sized Enterprises from the Trading, Construction and Service market. In using the Globe3 complete ERP functions to cater for the Mid-sized enterprises, they enjoy cost savings, secure data and backup on Globe3 AWS cloud platform.
"Graviton2-based instances have proven to be more efficient and scalable than comparable x86-based instances, allowing us to deploy our Globe3 ERP solutions to a larger number of customers on our AWS cloud platform. We have successfully migrated our core systems from r5.16xlarge to r6g.16xlarge Graviton2-based instances over the last few months and it has effectively provided us with cost savings of over 20% when compared to r5.16xlarge instances, with 20% performance improvement."
Mr Chua See Lin, Managing Director of TNO Systems (Globe3 ERP)*
Established in 2016, Halodoc is an Indonesian healthtech startup offering medical teleconsultations, pharmacy delivery, and at-home lab services across Indonesia through its mobile application.
"We recently moved 80% of our compute workloads on AWS Graviton2 Amazon EC2 R6g and EC2 C6g instances and achieved 40% better performance with a 20% cost reduction compared to x86-based EC2 instances. With these results, we look forward to exploring the benefits of using Graviton2-based instances for Amazon EMR, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon RDS. "
Abhilash Ramakrishna, CTO, Halodoc
Honeycomb develops an observability platform that enables engineering teams to visualize, analyze, and improve cloud application quality and performance.
“We're excited to have tested our high-throughput telemetry ingestion workload against early preview instances of Graviton3 and have seen a +35% performance increase for our workload over Graviton2. We were able to run 30% fewer instances of C7g than C6g serving the same workload, and with 30% reduced latency. Once this instance type reaches production, we believe we'll see over 50% price-performance improvement over Intel instances overall.”
Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, honeycomb.io
Hotelbeds is the world's leading bedbank, redefining accommodation, transfers, activities and car rental products with a global network of travel distributors. Hotelbeds is constantly exploring new technologies to ensure they offer the best products and services to their customers. Hotelbeds were excited to test out the new AWS Graviton2 processors for one of the workloads developed using Java11 + SpringBoot2. Hotelbeds' initial testing shows that the Amazon EC2 M6g instances based on AWS Graviton2 deliver up to 43% better price performance vs. the current generation M5 instances. Based on these results Hotelbeds looks forward to using M6g instances as part of its Amazon EC2 infrastructure.
“We are always looking for ways to streamline our cloud costs, and we tried Graviton2-based instances as they represent a big opportunity to improve the price performance profile for our workloads on Amazon EC2. We have benchmarked similar performance with Graviton2-based R6g instances for our Kafka service, at 20% lower cost compared to R5 instances. With these results, we look forward to exploring the benefits of Graviton2-based instances on additional workloads.”
Jampp is a mobile app marketing company that helps mobile app advertisers acquire and re-engage their users globally. Jampp processes more than 2 million ad bid requests per second from 20+ different sources across the globe.
“We migrated several production workloads to AWS Graviton2-based instances, including the bidding service, data pipelines, databases, and internal tools. On average, we experienced 15% better performance for our workloads and a total cost saving of about 30% considering the lower per-instance cost and the fewer number of instances due to better performance. Our applications are primarily based on Python, Golang, NodeJs, and Docker. We use a lot of open-source software in Jampp, and we found that most of the services we used, such as Redis-cluster, Nginx, NodeJS, Prometheus, and Thanos, supported Graviton2 instances. The switch to Graviton2 was almost transparent in every case. We just needed some minor adjustments regarding dependency management to provision the corresponding Arm version of each tool. On average, it took us two weeks to migrate each workload to Graviton2 instances. We plan to move all our main services to Graviton2 soon, including EMR, TrinoDB, and several in-house applications."
Manickababu Muthu, CTO, Jampp
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a global data and analytics company that provides data and technology services, analytics, predictive insights, and fraud prevention for a wide range of industries.
"We tested our Java application based on OpenJDK8 on the Amazon EC2 M6g instances. This application handles a significant amount of encryption processes and is used to provide message level encryption to meet the security needs of our customers. Compared to our baseline C5 instance, the M6g instance was able to handle 30% more traffic. These are very exciting results."
Tim Miller, Senior Consulting Software Engineer - Health Care segment of LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Lightbits makes high-performance data storage simple, agile, and cost-efficient.
"We are excited to partner with Amazon Web Services to bring the full benefits of our software-defined data storage solution to AWS Graviton. Porting to Graviton2-based instances was much easier than we anticipated when taking into account the highly-optimized nature of Lightbits software. Early testing shows that Lightbits on Graviton2-based Is4gen instances can deliver up to 20% price performance improvement as compared to x86-based I3en instances. With AWS Graviton, Lightbits can deliver high performance, resilient data storage that is easy to use and provides greater efficiency to its customers."
Muli Ben-Yehuda, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Lightbits Labs
Lightyear is a sustainability pioneer and innovative automotive startup in the Netherlands, designing a long-range solar electric vehicle that is grid independent and can be driven anywhere.
“We turned to AWS to run the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations needed to find the most efficient vehicle design.We use High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters with AWS Graviton2-powered Amazon EC2 instances for these simulations as they provide the best price-performance, the best performance-per watt and ensure that our design process is as green as the car itself. By adopting AWS Graviton2-based instances, we have reduced throughput time per simulation from one day to two hours, giving us the ability to run 10x more simulations and improve our vehicle design.”
Arjo van der Ham, Co-Founder & CTO, Lightyear
“As part of our continued effort to improve performance and reduce our TCO to maximize cost savings for our customers, we've actively benchmarked our OpenSearch workloads on AWS Graviton2-based Is4gen instances. These tests illustrated that with smaller clusters of Is4gen instances we were able to achieve optimal performance while yielding a 25% cost savings, compared to i3en instances. We are looking forward to moving all of our OpenSearch production workloads to Is4gen instances while working to benchmark additional workloads including our Kubernetes microservices and Kafka components.”
Jonah Kowall, CTO, Logz.io
"At MercadoLibre we operate more than 30 Apache Pulsar clusters consisting of thousands of instances. This distributed messaging solution powers our service to service communications, and handles more than 100 million messages per minute. We adopted AWS Graviton2-based EC2 C6g instances for this fleet of Pulsar brokers and also T4g instances for our Zookeepers. Compared to the EC2 C5 instances we were previously using, we are achieving 30% better price performance. Additionally, our C6g instance fleet has been able to better cope with spikes in traffic that would have caused stability problems in the past. The experience we had with AWS Graviton2-based instances was so seamless we have decided to assess the feasibility of moving even more workloads for other areas of the company."
Mobiuspace is a startup that provides an advanced AI-based content discovery and entertainment platform. Mobiuspace recently tested its Java-based containerized backend services on the new AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 M6g instances and observed a performance improvement of 40% compared to the M5 instances. Due to this performance improvement and the 20% lower price of Amazon EC2 M6g instances, Mobiuspace is looking forward to adopting them.
Modern Electron is a technology company focused on the decarbonization of heat and power. Our power products generate electricity from heat in furnaces and boilers; and our gas decarbonization products generate clean hydrogen for fuel blending in commercial and industrial heating.
"We use the simulation software WarpX, part of the Exascale Computing Project, to simulate our novel heat-to-electricity devices. In 2020, we began using Graviton2-based C6g instances to realize a 50% cost improvement over C5 instances. Recently we tested C7g instances with simulations we are currently running on C6g, and have seen computation speed improvements of another 50%. This gives us a significantly lower time-to-solution that greatly improves our rate of learning."
Peter Scherpelz, Senior Computational Physicist - Modern Electron
The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore was established in 2015 and manages the nation’s petascale facilities. NSCC’s high performance (HPC) resources support the research needs of Singapore’s public and private sectors, including research institutes, institutes of higher learning, government agencies and companies.
“As part of a trial we ran Gromacs benchmarks on AWS Graviton3-based Amazon EC2 C7g instances for molecular dynamics simulations and found that it outperforms comparable x86-based instances by 15-20% and the previous generation of C6g powered by AWS Graviton2 instances by 40%-50%. The benchmarking took just two days and was achieved without any specific performance tuning efforts using solely GCC 11.2.0 and ARM performance libraries. We are impressed with the performance AWS Graviton3 offers for HPC workloads.”
Jernej Zidar, Senior HPC Application Analyst - NSCC
"NAVITIME is the leading provider of navigation technology and services in Japan. We completed the deployment of 4 services, the common API, map data, tile map, and full-text search distribution services, running on x86 based instances to Graviton2-based M6g and C6g instances within just 3 months for the purpose of cost reduction. These services are running on Java8 and C/C++ applications with Amazon EKS/ECS. Migration to M6g instance provided up to 15% higher throughput at 20% lower cost. We are investigating additional workloads to migrate to Graviton2 instances."
Katsuhide Kayashima, senior engineer, NAVITIME JAPAN Co., Ltd.
NextRoll provides an industry-leading marketing technology and data stack that fuels growth for businesses of all kinds via AdRoll, RollWorks, and NextRoll Platform Services.
"At NextRoll we are focused on providing the innovative solutions companies need to keep growing, wherever their ambition takes them next. To do that we are always seeking new ways to expand and optimize our service offerings. We are excited to adopt AWS Graviton2-based M6g and C6g instances for our web server and stream processing workloads built on Erlang, Go, and Java. We have observed up to 50% total cost savings over our previous generation EC2 instances for these workloads. Much more savings and fewer instances needed with higher performance. All software packages that we needed to migrate were easily available and we plan to switch everything we can toGraviton2-based instances."
Valentino Volonghi, CTO at NextRoll
Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. “Our OpenJDK based Java application is used to collect digital data, process incoming web requests, and redirect requests based on business needs. The application is I/O intensive and scaling out in a cost-effective manner is a key requirement,” said Chris Nicotra, SVP Digital, at Nielsen. “We seamlessly transferred this Java application to Amazon EC2 A1 instances powered by the AWS Graviton processor. We’ve since tested the new Graviton2-based M6g instances and it was able to handle twice the load of an A1. We look forward to running more workloads on the new Graviton2-based instances.”
"Nulab is a software development company by and for creators. Our products — a project management tool called Backlog, an online diagramming tool called Cacoo, and a team chat tool called Typetalk — help teams around the world enjoy and simplify the creative process of bringing their ideas to life. Nulab migrated all of the Typetalk workloads from Amazon EC2 M5 to AWS Graviton2-powered M6g instances. As a result, the overall response time of production environment improved by up to 30%, and our annual EC2 costs were reduced by about 30%. The migration was quick, and Graviton2 exceeded our expectations. The Nulab team is excited about migrating even more workloads to Graviton2-based instances for price performance gains."
Hisatomo Futahashi, Site Reliability Engineer, Nulab Inc.
Onegame is a China-based interactive game entertainment platform, focused on overseas gaming.
“Recently, we deployed a new SLG game based on RabbitMQ and Java on AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 M6g instances. After testing and verification, we found that the M6g instances provide 40% better performance and 20% lower price over same-sized M5 instance. And we can get further cost savings with Graviton2 Reserved Instances. In the future, we plan to migrate more workloads to AWS Graviton2-based EC2 instances.”
WeiJie Wang CTO of Onegame
Panopto helps businesses and universities create secure, searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video capture software, video management, and inside-video-search technology. Today, Panopto’s video management system is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world.
“We are always looking for cost optimization and performance improvement opportunities for key workloads in Amazon EC2. To achieve this goal, we tested and eventually adopted AWS Graviton2-based R6gd instances for our large scale Java-based Solr Cloud search workloads. It took us under a month to migrate, benchmark, and push these workloads to production on AWS Graviton2. This Graviton adoption resulted in 30% cost savings including 10% performance improvement compared to x86-based R5d instances. Based on this positive experience, we are looking to move even more workloads to AWS Graviton-based instances.”
Zac Rumford, Principal Engineer - Panopto
ParkMobile is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, providing a contactless way for millions of people to easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device.
"Our Gated Parking Service allows our users to skip payment kiosks by having the ParkMobile app takeover the transaction through our ticket takeover solution. From our testing, after converting the Gated Parking Service over to Graviton2-based M6g instances, we were able to achieve the same performance with 50% fewer instances leading to a 46% lower cost compared to our previous M5a Amazon EKS clusters. Our goal at ParkMobile is to eventually move all our cloud services to Graviton2-based EC2 instances. Once realized, we expect to see similar price to performance gains through out our environment post migration."
Integrations and SRE Teams
"As Parkmobile continues it's growth trajectory, we're always looking for ways to optimize our compute and costs. The Graviton 2 processors and intances types check all those boxes for us. We're excited for the offering and we're looking forward to our full scale adoption as our tooling and industry move more and more towards ARM based solutions."
Chris Salomon, Director, Software & Cloud Engineering, ParkMobile
Plurk develops and operates a social media site that allows people to showcase the events that make up their life in deliciously digestible chunks. As part of its stack Plurk operates a Memcached fleet to ensure a great user experience. Plurk is born in the cloud, and has been running Memcached on Amazon EC2 instances since its early days. When Plurk heard about AWS Graviton2 it was excited to see how it would perform for the Memcached workload fleet. The transition to AWS Graviton2-based EC2 instances has been seamless and Plurk reduced its processor load by 15% and cost by 20%. Based on this positive experience, Plurk is evaluating other workloads to transition to AWS Graviton2 for additional price/performance benefits.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is a German digital and media company focused on entertainment, dating, commerce, and other ventures. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Seven.One Entertainment Group, offers viewers entertainment content across a variety of media technologies.
"The Seven.One Entertainment Group runs video transcoding, based on the open source tool ffmpeg, for on-demand content in Amazon EC2. In 2021, we switched to AWS Graviton2-based C6g instances and realized significant cost benefits over comparable x86-based instances. With C6g instances, we could also run more parallel transcoding tasks per EC2 instance, resulting in fewer instances and more cost savings. We have run transcoding tests with ffmpeg version 4.4.1 on the new AWS Graviton3-based C7g instances and benchmarked up to 40% faster performance compared to C6g instances. With a new build of ffmpeg version 5 using Arm64 optimizations, there are even greater performance gains, especially in near-live use cases. This enables to provide video on-demand content faster to our users."
Wolfgang Dworzak, Head of Video Engineering - Seven.One Entertainment Group GmbH
Quadrant.io provides location data and location-based business solutions that is fit for purpose, authentic, easy to use and simple to organise. The platform ensures the data is verified, trustworthy, and usable, allowing business, organizations and innovators to build tailored solutions for their data needs.
“We process huge amount of data every day leveraging Amazon EMR, and we migrated several of our EMR workloads from m5 instances to AWS Graviton2-based M6g instances seamlessly within couple of days. This resulted in 40% better price-performance over comparable x86-based instances, including 20% lower cost. And today, we run most of our EMR workloads on AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances.”
Sharique Azam, Head of Data Engineering, Quadrant.io
Quantcast is a global adtech company based in San Francisco, CA and are the creators of an innovative intelligent audience platform that empowers brands, agencies and publishers to know and grow their audiences.
“We adopted AWS Graviton2 powered EC2 R6gd instances for our Go-based custom key-value database called Kamke. It took us about a month to move our workload to R6gd instances, and we realized 40% better price performance over comparable x86-based instances. In the coming weeks, we are moving more workloads to Graviton2-based EC2 instances, including our Real Time bidding stack and our custom load balancers.”
Jackson Newhouse, Principal Engineer, Quantcast
Raygun provides visibility into how users are really experiencing software thereby enabling its customers to detect, diagnose and resolve issues with greater speed and accuracy. For Raygun's compute centric .NET Core based workloads that were tested on the new Graviton2-based M6g instances, Raygun is excited to see a 30% performance gain over the existing 5th generation instances are currently used in production today. In this challenging climate Raygun's focus is to look for cost efficiencies, so Raygun is very excited about being able to utilize these instances in production now they are generally available.
Redbox is America’s leading source for affordable new release movie rentals and TV shows, without a subscription. Redbox operates more than 41,500 conveniently located, self-service entertainment kiosks and run nightly inventory forecasts to ensure customers get the movies they want, when they want them. The forecasting algorithm is mostly compute bound and runs on C5 instances today. When Redbox saw the AWS Graviton2 announcement they were keen to test the new Amazon EC2 M6g instances to see how they perform for this use case. Comparing m5.2xlarge vs m6g.2xlarge Redbox found the performance was almost identical but the M6g is 20% lower cost. Redbox is impressed that Graviton2 is trading blows with x86 in the server space.
SmugMug operates two very large online photo platforms, SmugMug and Flickr, enabling more than 100M members to safely store, search, share, and sell tens of billions of photos.
"We were an early adopter of Graviton instances, starting with Amazon EC2 A1 instances. Today, we have our PHP-based photo-serving app tier running on AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 M6g and C6g instances using Spot. It's not very often that a piece of technology comes around that enables you to get 40% better price performance just by recompiling. Moving to AWS Graviton2-based instances required minimal code changes; it just worked! We intend to migrate the vast majority of our workloads to AWS Graviton2 within the year and one of our next steps will be to move our caching servers to r6gd.”
Shane Meyers, Principal Operations Engineer, SmugMug
Snap Inc, known for its popular social media services such as Snapchat and Bitmoji, adopted AWS Graviton2-based instances to optimize their price performance on Amazon EC2. Snap uses Amazon EC2 C6g and M6g instances with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) to run its Messaging Core Service, which is the heart of messaging on the platform, as well as its backend context service. Snap is also looking forward to adopting R6g instances for running its ElastiCache workloads.
"Using Graviton2-based instances, we were able to reduce the Snapchat messaging fleet size and significantly lower cost compared to C5 instances. The move to C6g instances reduced CPU utilization by roughly 10% because of better performance on Graviton2. We are planning to move additional workloads to Graviton2 in the future and have found similar performance gains on other large workloads."
Aaron Sheldon, Software Engineer at Snap
Singular is the leading solution for next-gen attribution and analytics. Singular’s platform helps marketers drive faster growth with mobile attribution, cost aggregation, and integration with popular BI tools.
“We moved our most important business-critical workloads, including real-time processing pipeline, streaming applications, and distributed databases, to AWS Graviton2-based M6g and R6g instances. These workloads are based on Java, Golang, and Python, and include a large-scale Apache Druid cluster. With this migration, we were able to gain 20% price reduction while improving performance by 15%, resulting in a combined 35% efficiency improvement over comparable x86-based instances. The Graviton2 adoption experience was quick and straightforward. Migrating each workload took a few days, and no code change was required. The build and test pipeline required minimal changes to support the Arm architecture. Based on this positive experience, we plan to migrate up to 70% of Singular’s workloads to Graviton2-based instances in 2022.”
Eran Friedman Co-Founder & CTO, Singular
Splunk is the world's first Data-to-Everything™ Platform designed to remove the barriers between data and action, so that everyone thrives in the Data Age.
“We run C/C++ based workloads for indexing and searching event data. Our workload is CPU bound and benefits from high capacity and low latency SSD storage. When evaluating the new Im4gn/Is4gen instances powered by AWS Graviton2, we observed an up to 50% decrease in search runtime compared to I3/I3en instances, which we currently use. This makes Im4gn and Is4gn instances a great choice for running our storage-intensive workloads with significant price performance benefits.”
Brad Murphy, Vice President, Cloud Operations & Infrastructure, Splunk
Supabase is a YC-incubated startup that offers developers an open-source alternative to Google’s Firebase.
"At Supabase, we are always looking for innovative ways to boost performance and reduce costs to differentiate our offerings. We moved our Postgres and API server workloads to AWS Graviton2-based T4g instances from T3a instances and saw 28% better performance at 10% lower cost per instance. Adopting AWS Graviton2 was easy. It took just under a week with one lead engineer to run our workloads on T4g instances. Graviton2-based instances provide the ideal combination of superior performance and lower cost, and AWS is the only major cloud provider with Arm-based instances. We are looking forward to adopting AWS Graviton2-based instances for an even wider set of workloads to further improve the price performance of our workloads.”
Anthony Wilson, Co-founder & CTO, Supabase
Supership enables enterprise digital transformation with one-stop solution for collecting, analyzing data scattered throughout the company, and automating them with AI technology.
"We had two major challenges in business - to reduce large number of lightweight web application infrastructure cost and to improve mass data processing performance.For lightweight web applications, we could see ~40% higher request-per-second performance at lower cost on m6g.large comparing to m5.large.As mass data processing performance, we tested Elasticsearch7.3/OpenJDK11 workload on c6g.xlarge up to c6g.8xlarge and confirmed ~40% better price performance compared to C5 instances. It was easy to transition most of our workloads from x86 to Arm-based AWS Graviton2. Most of processing systems could be built without any special effort."
Yutaka Nakano, Data Solution Studio Engineering Group II, Supership Inc.
As the only unified customer experience management platform (Unified-CXM), Sprinklr helps the world's largest and most valuable companies make their customers happier across 30+ digital channels — using industry-leading AI to create insight-driven strategies and better customer experiences.
"We benchmarked our Java-based search workloads on Amazon EC2 Im4gn/Is4gen instances powered by AWS Graviton2. Smaller Is4gen instances offer similar performance compared to larger I3en instances, presenting an opportunity to meaningfully reduce the TCO. We also saw a significant 50% reduction in latency for queries when moving our workloads from I3 to Im4gn instances, indicating a significant 40% price performance benefit. Moving to Graviton2-based instances was easy, taking 2 weeks to complete benchmarking. We are very happy with our experience and look forward to running these workloads in production on Im4gn and Is4gen instances."
Abhay Bansal, Vice President of Engineering, Sprinklr.
"S-Cube is a high growth technology company setting the pace in game-changing FWI (Full Waveform Inversion) algorithms for subsurface energy resource applications. We benchmarked our next generation optimization toolbox, X-Waveform Inversion, on AWS Graviton2-based C6g instances and the results far exceeded our expectations. The C6g instances performed 30-45% faster than C5 instances on a per vCPU basis. This better performance, combined with 20% lower cost of C6g instances compared to C5 translates into a 65-80% better price performance."
Tim T.Y. Lin, Principal Cloud Developer, S-Cube
As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services
“Synopsys’ customers are increasingly leveraging cloud for scaling and accelerating applications across our portfolio for system-on-chip (SoC) design processes, including verification, library characterization, analog and digital design implementation flows. Our anchor products, such as Synopsys’ VCS functional verification solution, are optimized to use advances in hardware performance and memory introduced in AWS’s Graviton2-based X2gd instances, enabling our customers to accelerate SoC verification and design.”
Deirdre Hanford, Chief Security Officer, Synopsys
Arm Treasure Data Customer Data Platform (CDP) enables the unification of data from different sources and reduces the need for data cleaning and preparation. This big data heavy workload runs on AWS, supported by open-source middleware such as Presto. Based on internal tests, the Amazon EC2 M6g instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 processors provide 30% better performance and 20% better cost benefits compared to M5 instances.
Tuya Smart offers a cloud platform that connects a range of devices via the IoT to make lives smarter.
“Our application is network intensive with a large number of persistent connections. We were amazed to see a 40% performance improvement for this application on AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 C6g instances compared to x86-based instances. We have been running most of our production workloads on Graviton-based instances for over 1.5 years now. After the launch of AWS Graviton3-based Amazon EC2 instances, we benchmarked 15% performance improvement on general tasks and 50% on encrypt/decrypt intensive tasks compared to the C6g instances. We are looking forward to adopting the new C7g instances in production soon.”
Simon Shu, Senior Platform Technical Director - Tuya Smart
Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now.
“Twitter is working on a multi-year project to leverage AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances to deliver Twitter timelines. As part of our ongoing effort to drive further efficiencies, we tested the new Graviton3-based C7g instances. Across a number of benchmarks that we've found to be representative of the performance of Twitter workloads, we found Graviton3-based C7g instances deliver 20-80% higher performance vs. Graviton2 based C6g instances, while also reducing tail latencies by as much as 35%. We are excited to utilize Graviton3-based instances in the future to realize significant price performance benefits."
Nick Tornow, Head of Platform, Twitter
Valnet Inc. is a digital media company that specializes in content distribution.
"With a portfolio of high volume sites like Screen Rant, TheGamer and CBR, a well optimized EC2 infrastructure is a fundamental part of our business. After benchmarking our most common workloads (NGINX, PHP, Redis) we found the new AWS Graviton2-based Amazon EC2 M6g instances demonstrated up to 30% increased performance over our current M5 fleet. We have since made a complete transition to M6g with 20% fewer instances, 20% lower cost for an overall 40% better price performance."
Stefan Sjogelid, System Administrator, Valnet Inc.
Vedantu offers live online learning where students can tap into a teacher directly and learn in a personalized manner, anytime and anywhere.
“With the Vedantu Improvement Promise, in case there is no improvement in a child’s academic progress within a year, Vedantu undertakes to return the course fee paid - no questions asked. To meet and exceed this promise, Vedantu’s online tutoring platform on AWS enables live interactive learning using two-way audio, video, and white boarding tools. Vedantu uses Graviton2-based M6g, C6g, and R6g instances to run transcoding and media processing workloads developed in Java and Node.js. With Graviton2-based instances, Vedantu realized significant performance improvement and a 30% cost saving compared to x86-based instances. We are now keen to move additional workloads to Graviton2-based instances in the near future.”
M. Sampath, Head of SRE, Vedantu
Viant is a leading advertising software company enabling ad buyers to plan, create, execute and measure their digital advertising investments through a cloud-based platform.
“We are extremely excited about AWS Graviton3 performance. As our application heavily relies on CPU vectorization, AWS Graviton3 SVE comes with substantial performance improvement over the AWS Graviton2 Neon extension. On production testing, we’ve seen ~45% performance improvement for heavy CPU workloads on AWS Graviton3-based Amazon EC2 C7g instances compared to AWS Graviton2-based C6g instances. AWS Graviton3 is going to be pivotal component for growing our platform and reducing operational cost.”
Adrian Witas, SVP Chief Architect - Viant
Wix.com is a platform that gives businesses the freedom to create, design, manage, and develop their web presence exactly the way they want.
“The Wix.com data platform processes 40-50 TB of incoming data daily. This data platform uses 200 Trino nodes and 100 Amazon EMR nodes. We adopted Graviton-based instances with the goal of improving the price performance for these workloads. As part of the transition to AWS Graviton2-based R6gd and M6gd instances, we worked through Arm compatibility of 3rd party packages and needed minimal code changes. The transition to AWS Graviton2 took one month of effort by a single developer and overall helped us reduce the workload cost by 15% compared to the fifth generation x86-based instances we were previously using. As the next step we plan to migrate additional Trino clusters and Amazon EKS workloads to Graviton2-based instances.”
Avalery Frolov, Lead Data Infra Engineer - Wix.com
Yondu is a top IT solutions company wholly owned by Globe based in Manila, Philippines. It helps enterprises scale in the new digital economy by providing industry-standard, secure, and scalable solutions that create happier technological experiences.
“We have been leveraging Amazon Elasticache for Redis since 2019, for all of our in-memory caching workloads which helps accelerate our application and database performance for various workloads including real-time transactions, BI and analytics, session store and cache. Recently we migrated majority of our Elasticache to Graviton2-based R6g instances from x86-based R5 instances in just a few hours, by changing the instance types, with no incremental code change efforts, resulting in up to 55% price performance benefits. Currently, we run majority of our Elasticache workloads on Graviton-based instances, and we are already in the process of migrating our RDS MySQL, Aurora and containerized EC2 workloads to Graviton for further price-performance gains.”
Francis Valbuena, Technical Director - Yondu, Inc.
ZS Associates is a global professional services firm that helps companies develop and deliver products for their customers.
“ZS’s SaaS platform and client solutions are powered by AWS Aurora for the relational data layer. We are continually on the lookout for ways to improved agility, security, and scalability while keeping operating costs in check. We adopted Graviton2-based instances for Aurora to optimize the infrastructure cost while keeping the performance intact, resulting in 10.5% cost savings. Migrating from existing x86-based infrastructure to Graviton2 was seamless process without any application redevelopment effort.”
Parikshit Nemade, Cloud Database Administration Manager, ZS Associates India Pvt. Ltd