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Airbnb–an online community marketplace–was born in the AWS cloud. A year after Airbnb launched in 2007, the company migrated nearly all of its cloud computing functions to AWS. 

Hear how Rong Hu, Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb, discovered her passion in programming during her elementary school days and how her interests in math and puzzle solving led her to a career in engineering. Rong also discusses the importance of Amazon OpenSearch Service and Amazon Kinesis and how they've enabled Airbnb scale it's application logging pipelines both cost effectively and reliably.


We use AWS OpenSearch and Kinesis extensively. It’s been a huge enabler for our team in helping Airbnb scale its application logging pipelines both cost effectively and reliably."

Rong Hu
Senior Software Engineer, Airbnb

AWS Services Used

Amazon OpenSearch Service

Amazon OpenSearch Service makes it easy for you to perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, website search, and more. OpenSearch is an open source, distributed search and analytics suite derived from Elasticsearch.

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Amazon Kinesis

Amazon Kinesis offers key capabilities to cost-effectively process streaming data at any scale, along with the flexibility to choose the tools that best suit the requirements of your application.

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