AWS Startups Blog

Category: Compute

How to Get Started on AWS From a Dead Standstill

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS.

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Scaling Down your Infrastructure Part 2: Databases

In this second installment of the Scaling Down Infrastructure series, we are looking into cost optimization techniques for your databases, on the popular engines we see you using the most, whether it’s in an analytical or transactional style, or if it’s relational, document, key value or time series in nature. 

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wefoxgroup’s Migration to AWS and Amazon EKS

When Esteve Alquézar Mora was hired on to wefoxgroup team in December 2018, he was the first full-time employee dedicated to managing the insurance startup’s infrastructure. The then 4-year-old company was running on Heroku, and Alquézar jumped in to understand how to best set up wefoxgroup to successfully scale. As the team grew, wefoxgroup decided to migrate to AWS. Here’s why.

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How Komodo Health Enables Self-serve Analytics with a Multi-tenant Notebook Platform on EKS and EMR 6

​Komodo Health​, has been growing rapidly in our mission to reduce the global burden of disease by building software and data products based on a foundation of health data. Their Healthcare MapTM captures the experiences of more than 320 million Americans (de-identified) as they move through the healthcare system. As they grew, they needed to evolve our infrastructure to reduce costs, scale access, improve engineering productivity, and improve resource efficiency.

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FloodMapp Leverages AWS for Real-Time Inundation Flood Mapping to Save Lives and Assets

FloodMapp is a world-first flood modelling solution, purpose-built for flood forecasting and early warning. Aimed at improving safety and preventing damage, FloodMapp provides highly accurate, real-time, property-specific, and dynamic flood inundation and depth insights for businesses exposed to flooding. It is 10,000 faster and 200 higher resolution than traditional models in an emergency response setting. Here’s how it works.

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Airnguru: Using a Multi-region Approach with Amazon EC2 Spot to Reduce Processing Costs

The Airnguru Suite is a SaaS for airlines. They provide airlines with new generation pricing technology and pricing intelligence solutions and assist airlines in their internal processes related to pricing. In this article, Data Engineer Cesar Moltedo and CTO Daniel Pizarro, will discuss Airnguru’s product offering, how they leveraged Spot Instances to reduce costs, some of the challenges they faced using this technology, and how they solved them.

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