Modernizing with AWS

How Dow Jones modernized to cut costs by over 50%

Twenty years into their market data platform, Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest business and financial news companies, needed to modernize. Under pressure to reduce costs, the Dow Jones Market Data team was tasked to eliminate expensive Microsoft SQL Server licensing costs and, if possible, shutter on-premises database servers and move to the cloud. […]

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How Autodesk transformed a “good enough” app into “great”

Too often, “good enough” simply isn’t “good enough.” This is especially true for a large multinational company like Autodesk with ambitious growth plans. Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. The company started its cloud modernization journey years ago, moving workloads from private datacenters to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), […]

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Inside MindTouch’s Modernization Journey with AWS

Even early adopters of the cloud can still benefit from modernizing their infrastructure. MindTouch is one example. MindTouch, with over 43 million active users, offers a knowledge management platform that allows organizations to create and publish content into a customizable self-service experience. MindTouch started its modernization journey with AWS in 2008 when they moved their Microsoft […]

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Why Davinci migrated and modernized their Microsoft SQL Server workloads onto AWS

Change can be hard. However, customers frequently tell me they find the greatest success modernizing their infrastructure when they embrace larger, transformative efforts, rather than small, incremental changes. Even though modernizing promises improved productivity and innovation, many customers aren’t sure how to start. In this blog I’ll walk through how Davinci accelerated their modernization efforts […]

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Why you should modernize with AWS (and leave your old guard vendor or technology behind)

Thousands of customers are modernizing their infrastructure, evident in the booming use of Linux versus Microsoft Windows and the shrinking use of Oracle database since 2013 even as open source engines rise, as Gartner data (e.g., State of the Open-Source DBMS Market 2018) shows. Most of this modernization is happening in the cloud as customers […]

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