Instacart offers its customers a new method to order same-day groceries online. To avoid the complexities of building a new production database from scratch, the company turned to AWS to run its database on Amazon RDS for PostgresSQL. As a result, the company can now add millions of new items to its database every month and its engineering team can focus on developing new features and improving the overall customer experience.

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Infor provides ERP application software in beautifully designed interfaces for specific industry functionality. Unlike traditional business application software providers, Infor has introduced a SaaS model based entirely in the cloud. By utilizing Amazon Web Services and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Infor's customers are able to quickly deploy their applications in the cloud.

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Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. "Using Basespace, biologists and informaticians can easily and securely analyze, archive, and share sequencing data," said Greg Roberts, BaseSpace Development Lead at Illumina. "Building reliable services that store customer data using a secure, robust open source database like PostgreSQL is what I want my team to focus on – not the management of the database. We are excited that Amazon RDS PostgreSQL allows us keep that focus, while making backup, recovery, replication, fault tolerance and disaster recovery of our PostgreSQL databases just a click away."

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Fiksu is the leading provider of mobile app marketing products that help app and game marketers reach their user acquisition goals. "RDS for PostgreSQL solves one of the biggest operational overheads we have dealt with since the inception of our company. We have spent countless hours setting up, backing up, replicating, restoring, replacing, scaling, swapping, and tuning our PostgreSQL databases. This was the #1 missing piece in the puzzle for our AWS deployment and we couldn't be more excited to migrate and concentrate on doing what we do best: providing the #1 mobile app marketing platform," said Mark Corner, CTO of Fisku.

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San Francisco-based startup Vessel provides online subscribers with early access to some of the best web series, music videos and TV segments across any device. The company built and launched its next generation video platform entirely on AWS without the need to manage any physical IT infrastructure. By using AWS, Vessel can focus its time and resources on creating a great user experience and develop new features that users love.

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Wave Application helps millions of users locate their contacts in real time on a private map, with a new Wave opened every second. "We found AWS to be the best way to achieve a vast, scalable pool of resources that can be triggered on demand with that kind of flexibility... We were looking for the same pay-as-you-go, maintenance-free experience for our databases, and Amazon RDS was the solution. It simplifies database maintenance, setup and optimization. It handles the heavy lifting by automatically managing connections, backups, security and updates. Also, with Multi-AZ, we can make changes with no downtime whatsoever." - Pablo Clemente, CTO, Wave Application

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