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Category: Database

Field Notes: Stopping an Automatically Started Database Instance with Amazon RDS

Customers needing to keep an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instance stopped for more than 7 days, look for ways to efficiently re-stop the database after being automatically started by Amazon RDS. If the database is started and there is no mechanism to stop it; customers start to pay for the instance’s hourly cost. […]

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Scaling Neuroscience Research on AWS

HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia has an integrated team of lab scientists and tool-builders who pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. To drive science forward, we share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. Introduction Our neuroscience research application involves image searches that are computationally […]

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Zurich Spain: Managing millions of documents with AWS

This post was cowritten with Oscar Gali, Head of Technology and Architecture for GI in Zurich, Spain About Zurich Spain Zurich Spain is part of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich), known for its financial soundness and solvency. With more than 135 years of history and over 2,000 employees, it is a leading company in the Spanish […]

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Building a Controlled Environment Agriculture Platform

This post was co-written by Michael Wirig, Software Engineering Manager at Grōv Technologies. A substantial percentage of the world’s habitable land is used for livestock farming for dairy and meat production. The dairy industry has leveraged technology to gain insights that have led to drastic improvements and are continuing to accelerate. A gallon of milk […]

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Dream11: Scaling a Fantasy Sports Platform with 5M Daily Active Users

Founded in 2008, Dream11 is India’s leading sports-tech startup with a growing base of more than 45 million users playing multiple sports such as fantasy cricket, football, kabaddi, and basketball. Dream11 uses Amazon Aurora with Amazon ElastiCache to serve 1 million concurrent users within 50ms response time, serving at an average 3 million requests per […]

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Fundbox

Fundbox: Simplifying Ways to Query and Analyze Data by Different Personas

Fundbox is a leading technology platform focused on disrupting the $21 trillion B2B commerce market by building the world’s first B2B payment and credit network. With Fundbox, sellers of all sizes can quickly increase average order volumes (AOV) and improve close rates by offering more competitive net terms and payment plans to their SMB buyers. […]

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Building a Scalable Document Pre-Processing Pipeline

In a recent customer engagement, Quantiphi, Inc., a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network, built a solution capable of pre-processing tens of millions of PDF documents before sending them for inference by a machine learning (ML) model. While the customer’s use case—and hence the ML model—was very specific to their needs, the pipeline that does […]

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Serving Billions of Ads in Just 100 ms Using Amazon Elasticache for Redis

This post was co-written with Lucas Ceballos, CTO of Smadex Introduction Showing ads may seem to be a simple task, but it’s not. Showing the right ad to the right user is an incredibly complex challenge that involves multiple disciplines such as artificial intelligence, data science, and software engineering. Doing it one million times per […]

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This is My Architecture: Halodoc

Halodoc: Building the Future of Tele-Health One Microservice at a Time

Halodoc, a Jakarta-based healthtech platform, uses tele-health and artificial intelligence to connect patients, doctors, and pharmacies. Join builder Adrian De Luca for this special edition of This is My Architecture as he dives deep into the solutions architecture of this Indonesian healthtech platform that provides healthcare services in one of the most challenging traffic environments […]

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Nike: A Social Graph at Scale with Amazon Neptune

Getting a graph database to be performant and easy to use is very different from making a NoSQL (non-relational) database high-performing. Listen in as Todd Escalona of AWS talks with Marc Wangenheim, Senior Engineering Manager at Nike, about how the company powers a number of applications via a social graph, built on Amazon Neptune, which […]

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