Featured Success Stories

ISVs across every industry have found success modernizing applications on AWS Databases

“Amazon Aurora allowed me to do something innovative. We didn’t have to wait for infrastructure to be procured and provisioned, and we didn’t have to free up DBA’s.” – Lance Johnson, Director of Engineering Cloud R&D

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"With Amazon Aurora, we’re moving up the stack to focus on delivering more value to our customers and not the virtual machines we’re managing." – Ed Brennan, Chief Architect for Acquia


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"It’s a very rapid process from 'let’s do it,' to the proof of concept, to getting it done on Amazon Aurora. We have one DBA working on it and another person helping him, and we expect to have a production workload running at scale in under two months.” – Paul Fisher, Chief Architect, Alert Logic

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“Prepping and getting a database cluster up and running took three weeks for installing,
confirming network, testing for latency. On Amazon Aurora we’re now able to effectively do it in a day. – Jay Deen, CTO, Amdocs Media

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“You could say that our business wouldn’t have existed if we had to provision and maintain databases without RDS.” –  Ross Kettle, Chief Technical Officer, Atomic

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“Running on Amazon Aurora provides a better end-customer experience. Now, we have the visibility to do the remediation necessary to make sure the experience is seamless, so customers don’t see issues.” – Umesh Toprani, Vice President, Cloud Operations at Barracuda Networks

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“Amazon Aurora provides the open source database management layer we’ve been looking for.” – Raj Cheruvu AVP R&D, Helix ITSM at BMC

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“The things that our customers entrust us with, we store in RDS. And we push it out to millions of people.” –  Rouven Weßling, Director of Technology Partnerships EMEA, Contentful
"If we hadn’t migrated to Amazon Aurora, our team would have had to grow 5-10x bigger than it is today for us to provide the same level of service in the same time frame." – Bar Lavie, Product Manager, CyberArk Privilege Cloud

“With AWS, it feels like I have a team of engineers waiting to help me. I couldn’t get that value by hiring one more person; I would have to hire ten.” – Bret Bills Director of Engineering at Domo, Inc


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"Aurora has provided operational value, speed to market, cost, and ultimately customer value. AWS constantly provides us with new innovation that you can't build internally."  – Grant Gordon, CTO, EPSi
“With Amazon Aurora, we were able to bring Detection On Demand to the market in a matter of months thanks to its serverless architecture and fully managed database services."  – Martin Holste CTO, Cloud at FireEye
"With Amazon Aurora, we don’t need to manage infrastructure or scaling. Instead, we can focus on developing converged web and network security run-time services." –  Larry Huston, Chief Architect for Commercial Products, Forcepoint
“Compared to commercial databases, we observed similar or better performance at the 90th percentile. But at the 99th percentile, we saw even better response times.”  – Kevin De Yager Senior Product Manager for InsuranceSuite Cloud Guidewire
“And whereas on-premises appliances can take a few months from start to production, with CDS on Amazon Aurora, we’re able to have customers fully operational in less than an hour—that’s a 100x improvement in time to value.” - Yaniv Azaria, VP of Product Management, Imperva

"We're evaluating migrating our relational datastore from SQL Server to Aurora. The most important thing to us is the flexibility. Whereas with SQL Server, it's very cumbersome. The goal is to introduce a modern relational data store that allows us to scale at will as our customer onboard." – Jared Neilsen, Sr. Director Cloud Ops & Devops, ivanti

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“With just the click of a few buttons in Aurora, we had a much higher performing database across all dimensions of networks, CPU, diskettes, and memory. The I/O capability of Aurora was a significant step up from what we could achieve with our SQL Server instances.” – Head of Architecture at Milestone, Steve Rogers

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“We see customers going all in on Amazon, and we would definitely recommend them using Amazon Aurora for their directory." – Peter Holko, Technology Alliances Solution Architect, Ping Identity
"Risk Focus worked as a true partner to our organization and helped us to build out our teams, processes, and IT infrastructure. By migrating on-premises workloads to Amazon Aurora, Risk Focus helped us consolidate our footprint dramatically, improve our scaling, and lower our costs. We’re far more efficient with AWS." – Eram Schlegel, CTO, CFRA Research
"By moving to Amazon Aurora, we’ve reduced the cost of restoring databases by 25% already. Our goal is to cut costs 50% by the end of the year, which we think we can do on Amazon Aurora." –  Vibhuti Sinha, Chief Cloud Officer, Saviynt

"We selected AWS because it provides the deepest and the most mature software stack on its infrastructure. That helps us because when we know that the foundation is stable, we can focus more on actually solving industry’s problem, not trying to build some underlying database engine or application model." – Michael Heinze, Chief Architect at Shiji Group

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“Amazon Aurora has become the default choice for any kind of relational data for us because of its ease of use.” – John Peterson Vice President of Engineering, Sophos
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"As we entered new dimensions of cloud business, support from AWS helped us to save costs, drive innovation and get the most out of the new products we were developing. AWS was always highly professional and reliable." – Karl Wagner, Senior Vice President of R&D and Cloud Operations ARIS at Software AG

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“We are now able to consolidate instances and put more customers on fewer stacks using fewer databases, and that was a game-changer for us.”  – Jorge Arroyo, SVP of Engineering and SugarCRMCloud Operations, SugarCRM

"People think of it as a trivial thing, but managing licensing is not simple. It’s year after year, renegotiating contracts, and pricing. And not having to do that was definitely one of the biggest benefits that we had. With Amazon RDS for MySQL, we didn’t have to worry about additional license management." – Avi Fruchter, Synamedia Fellow Engineer

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"We chose Amazon Aurora because we wanted a data store to support availability cross-region, so in the instance of a downed datacenter our customers can still authenticate." – Jennifer Kim, Lead Software Engineer, Threat Stack 
We went from being a bottleneck in our customer’s lifecycle to being invisible and even an enhancement in their process due to Aurora.  – Steve Quane Executive Vice President, Network Defense and Hybrid Cloud Security, Trend Micro

“This is a huge win, especially because it required no investment in engineering resources. We achieved this with the AWS Savings Plan alone.” – Bruno Moura, Principal Engineer, Unbabel

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"Without RDS, we'd need a dedicated team for maintaining our databases. We would need people on call all the time. AWS enables us to sleep better at night." – Tiago Boldt Sousa, Product Lead, Velocidi

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Vindicia migrates multi-tenant SaaS subscription management platform to Amazon Aurora for scalability. "Beyond defraying the costs, the move to AWS makes the tedious on-premises jobs we worry about go away. We look forward to using the capabilities of Amazon Aurora to access data more efficiently." – Steven Azar, Senior Manager of Data Programs

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