AWS Startups Blog
Glofox Is Building the Operating System for the New Fitness Industry
In a space that was previously dominated by gym giants like 24-hour Fitness, group-based classes that create a sense of community and give its participants a lifestyle to identify with have quickly taken over the mainstream, a trend that Dublin-based Glofox is capitalizing on.
EDITED is Reshaping the Retail Industry’s Old-school Processes
Growth in today’s retail market doesn’t happen by accident. At EDITED, we help retailers drive sales by eliminating guesswork. Our Retail Decision Platform uses A.I. to optimize buying and merchandising decisions, ensuring they get their product and prices right every time.
iPrice’s E-commerce Platform Surfaces the Best Deals in Southeast Asia
Founded in 2014, iPrice is on a mission to centralize e-commerce across Southeast Asia. And with a team of 150 and a catalog of over 500 million products, it seems they’re well on their way.
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.
Zalando Uses Machine Learning to Take the Guesswork Out of Shopping
While fashion is sometimes seen as rarified and impenetrable, the reality is that most people engage with it on a daily basis. After all, everyone has to put on an outfit each morning—and those clothes have to be chosen and purchased somewhere. In Europe, that place is often Zalando.
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.
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.
How Clicktale Uses AWS to Power a Successful Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday generates big sales for online retailers but it also generates big insights. As customers browse, retailers gain all kinds of new information about customer behavior and how the experience on their websites attracts—or repels—potential buyers. This is where experience analytics startup Clicktale comes in.
How Casper Delivers from New York to the North Pole
For shoppers who buy a mattress from Casper, all they have to do is hit the “place order” button and a few days later, a mattress shows up on their doorstep. Easy. But for Site Reliability Engineer John Spencer and the rest of his extended team, getting a mattress from order to delivery is a far more complicated process.
AfterShip CEO Teddy Chan on Future Plans
AfterShip is a SaaS solution that helps online retailers keep track of all their packages in one place.