Early stage startups have many technical decisions to make while pursuing product-market fit. Some technical decisions are reversible, while others are critical junctures with long-term impacts.
The AWS team went to Toronto, Canada to speak at Collision, North America’s fastest-growing technology conference. Here’s what you missed from day two.
Learn how Houtan Fanisalek, Chief Technology Officer of Felix Gray, an e-commerce startup, scaled their infrastructure and planned for massive traffic spikes using Amazon Aurora and Elasticache. He discusses best practices on how to scale your database with minimal downtime, find performance bottlenecks in your database driven application, and how to handle service failures gracefully. Houtan also provides real world examples of the challenges his team faced while scaling Felix Gray, and speaks to the common growing pains any tech startup will face as they scale in the cloud.