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Tag: Retail

Affirm’s Infrastructure Event Readiness Advice for E-Commerce Startups

From unanticipated service failures to load-related performance degradations, infrastructure event readiness planning is critical for handling seasonal traffic spikes gracefully and dynamically. Without proper preparation, your best sales day could become your last. Gain insights into how Elaine Arbaugh, Senior Software Engineer and SRE tech lead, at fintech startup Affirm managed the massive influx of activity during the 2018 Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday shopping weekend by building a scale-up, fault tolerant, database system that was able to handle 5x a normal day’s scale.

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END.’s New Platform Runs On AWS Fargate At Its Core

At END. we’re constantly working to improve the way our engineering department operates. Our goal is simple: to empower the team so they can get stuff done without obstruction or interference. Anything to make things easier, faster, more reliable—and if that means tinkering with some new technology along the way, even better. Until recently, deployments were one of the biggest pain points for our engineers and with a two-person DevOps team we inevitably became a massive bottleneck when it came to go-live. We knew we needed to find a better way of doing things, and as existing AWS users, AWS Fargate seemed like the natural way forward.

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How Dollar Shave Club Keeps Their Grooming Products Affordable Using CircleCI and AWS

At face value, Dollar Shave Club looks like a fairly simple service. Users come to the site and are able to search through various grooming products, such as shower gels, toothpastes, or, of course, razors. The simplicity and ease of navigation is no mistake, however, with the DSC engineering team focusing heavily on creating a seamless user experience that showcases the company’s affordable products.

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