AWS Startups Blog

Category: Database

Branch Metrics on Scaling From Zero to Billions with DynamoDB

When Branch Metrics grew from zero to billions of daily transactions their engineering team had a major storage challenge that was far beyond their expectations. They quickly needed a cost effective, horizontally scalable, and low operational maintenance way to solve these massive database challenges—without compromising quality of service and availability to their customers. Engineering Director Ian Chan and Platform Engineer Ryan Churaman of Branch Metrics share how they leveraged DynamoDB and DAX to achieve massive scalability on a tight budget and with a very lean engineering team.

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How Patreon Avoids Fraud While Funding the Emerging Creative Class

Jarvis Johnson, an engineering manager on Patreon’s creator acquisition team, describes Patreon’s mission as “to fund the emerging creative class, or get creators paid.” Indeed, with $300 million creator earnings in 2018 alone (and just $12 average monthly patronage, per patron), the platform has allowed creators to double their annual income. However, Johnson notes, “there are some situations where we wouldn’t want to pay someone, like in the case of fraud.” Since Patreon processes millions of payments each month, identifying fraudulent payments can be a challenge.

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How one Swiss startup used the cloud to achieve the same level of security as a Swiss Bank

Like many startups today, Nummo was born in the cloud and given our industry and our future goals, we wouldn’t compromise any other aspects of our offering. People needed to feel their data is secure when using Nummo.

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How HackerOne Uses the Cloud to Fix Security Vulnerabilities at Scale

83,000. That’s how many security vulnerabilities HackerOne has fixed to date thanks to hacker-supplied reports to their platform. “The data speaks for itself,” says Reed Loden, HackerOne’s director of security. “The types of vulnerabilities, the complexity to the vulnerabilities, the cleverness to the vulnerabilities is stuff that you’re just not going find from paying just a variety of security consultancy firms…  it all comes down to number of people.”

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How ipdata uses AWS to serve a global, highly-scalable IP geolocation API

ipdata Founder Jonathan Kosgei covers how he built a highly scalable API with low latency globally on AWS API Gateway and how his company handled Authorization, Rate Limiting, High Availability, and DDoS protection.

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Scaling high-throughput genomics workflows on AWS

Guest post by Tomaz Berisa, Cofounder and CTO at Gencove We have been working hard to scale low-pass sequencing at Gencove and ran into a few computational scalability constraints. This is an overview of how we got around them and the resulting architecture, complete with infrastructure templates and code. Sequencing the first human genome in […]

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Speed matters: How Unleash live uses AWS to help wildfire recovery workers improve their disaster management

Unleash live, a platform that connects media captured through aerial drone cameras, other robotics cameras, and sensors to the cloud via AWS for artificial intelligence, partners with emergency services such as fire services to bring an intelligent remote vision to an emergency unfolding in real time.

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