At Bugout.dev, the Palo Alto-based startup I founded last year, we build a search engine for programmers. As such, we run many experiments involving features that enrich results from our search indices before we display those results to our users. Most of these features require us to deploy backing web services.Read More
LoanStreet is the first fully-integrated, online platform that streamlines the process of sharing, managing, and originating loans for credit unions, banks, and direct lenders. Many of LoanStreet’s clients lend to small businesses and individuals, those most in need of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and unable to snag a piece of the initial $310bil.
Their clients were relying on them to get their loans funded. The only catch: a hard deadline of one week. Here’s how they did it.
$500 billon worth of food is wasted or lost every year, around the world. One billion extra people could be fed if food losses could be halved. We all know technology can do wonders, and its adoption in agriculture is pacing up – that’s where India-based Intello Labs comes in. Their VP of Sales walks us through how they used AWS to create a computer vision-driven solution to help eliminate food waste.Read More
FinBox is a comprehensive digital lending platform with a focus on underwriting using alternative data. For one of FinBox’s products DeviceConnect, they provide a credit score based on enriched mobile device data for customers. At the time of writing this article, they were scoring close to a million customers per month and ingesting close to 80 GB of new data every day. DeviceConnect makes heavy use of Amazon DynamoDB. Here are the lessons they learned after using DynamoDB in the product for the last year.Read More
Myo passionately believes in the principle of automatization in every stage of the business development process. That’s why, in 2019, they decided to make the much-needed transition to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) on AWS. Josip Medic, a software engineer at Myo, walks us through how they did it.Read More
Rewards platform Freebird moved their high-volume, low latency data processing workloads to an entirely serverless model, saving more than 33% in infrastructure costs. Learn how they achieved this by leveraging AWS Step Functions – Express Workflows, Lambda, and other AWS services.Read More
Flywire aims to ensure high-value international payments go through fast and friction free—both for individuals and for institutions. To do this, the startup has turned to AWS Fargate to enable its engineering team to develop in a diversity of environments.Read More
Founded in 2015, Root Insurance utilizes the technology in your mobile phone and Amazon SageMaker to offer smarter, fairer, insurance prices based on actual driving data.Read More
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.Read More