Airbnb is a community marketplace that allows property owners and travelers to connect with each other for the purpose of renting unique vacation spaces around the world. Airbnb moved its MySQL database to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) because it simplifies much of the time-consuming administrative tasks typically associated with databases. Amazon RDS allows difficult procedures, such as replication and scaling, to be completed with a basic API call or through the AWS Management Console. Airbnb uses Multi-Availability Zone (Multi-AZ) deployments to further automate its database replication and augment data durability.
Bandai Namco Studios Inc. began as an independent offshoot of Bandai Namco Games Inc. in Japan. The company develops arcade games, platform-specific software, and social and mobile games. The company decided that using AWS services, including Amazon RDS MySQL, would provide better performance, lower costs, better security, and greater availability. In particular, Bandai Namco saw the potential benefit in terms of reductions in overhead, especially when it came to adding, modifying, and removing server resources.
Classle is a cloud-based social learning platform that allows students to connect with other students as well as experts and professionals from academic, research institutes, and industry. Amazon RDS acts as Classle’s data warehouse and transactional database.
"The flexibility, reliability, and elasticity were the reasons for the initial decision to use AWS. Over the past two years, other services coming from AWS like Amazon RDS confirm that the decision was the right one."
Vaidya Nathan, founder and CEO - Classle
Flipboard is one of the world's first social magazines. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, the company’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view, and share content across their social networks.
"One key decision we made early on was to use MySQL, and in turn, RDS. Auto minor version upgrade, automatic backups, easy restores, and the ability to spin up read replicas to add capacity made it a no brainer for us. It allowed us to focus a little less on MySQL administration and a little more scaling out the rest of our service."
Joey Parsons, Head of Operations - Flipboard
Freshworks aims to make business software that people love to use. Its purpose-built software for IT, customer support, sales, and marketing teams is affordable and fast to onboard yet powerful enough to deliver critical business outcomes for Freshworks's 56,000+ customers.
"Using AWS, we have been able to reduce the complexity of managing a multitenant architecture."
Kiran Darisi, Co-founder - Freshworks
Mint is a free online service that consumers can use to manage personal finances and track and pay bills in a single location. As part of optimizing its applications on AWS, the company migrated its MySQL instances from Amazon EC2 to Amazon RDS for MySQL.
"Using Amazon RDS for MySQL, we no longer need to spend time and money tuning IOPS to get strong database performance. By being in the cloud, we don’t need to worry about hardware acquisition costs. Ultimately, we have reduced our costs by 25%."
Sean McCluskey, Director of Application Development and Cloud Operations - Mint
Lady Driver is a female-only transportation app that connects passengers with drivers, and it is already the largest female transportation app in Latin America. Lady Driver uses a microservice architecture with multiple MySQL and SQL Server databases. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a stable and manageable environment for transactional data storage.
Tonkean is a software-as-a-service startup that offers companies a solution to simplify the orchestration of complex business processes. By migrating to managed Amazon RDS for MySQL, its development team saved time and resources to focus on innovation and increase the reliability and availability of its product.
"All the data that drives the engine at Tonkean is inside Amazon RDS. We rely heavily on the performance of our database and the stability of the service housing it. And we’re fully confident in AWS."
Afik Udi, Senior Manager of Production and Infrastructure - Tonkean
XRHealth is a software-as-a-service medical company providing virtual reality physical and cognitive therapy solutions. On Amazon RDS for MySQL, XRHealth achieved compliance with regulations, such as HIPAA and GDPR; rapidly expanded to new regions; optimized costs; quickly scaled up and deployed new telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic; and more.
"Using Amazon RDS, we don’t have any management overhead. And we don’t need to manage the Linux system or MySQL replication. We know Amazon RDS is always live and doing the job for us.”
Tal Arbel, Vice President of Data Products - XRHealth
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading all-digital media company specializing in web properties in the technology, gaming, and men’s lifestyle categories. Ziff Davis runs MySQL databases on Amazon RDS and relies on Amazon S3 for web services and for asynchronous aggregation and storage of data.
"Our network has grown exponentially in the last two years and the volume of data has doubled since March, 2013."
Joey Fortuna, CTO - Ziff Davis
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