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AWS helps Mercado Livre process more than 40 purchases per second in 18 countries

Created in Argentina, in 1999, as an e-commerce platform, Mercado Livre soon expanded to Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay. Over the span of its 24 years, it has become an e-commerce ecosystem with more than 148 million active users in 18 countries and over 40 thousand employees. With AWS services, the company is able to integrate microservices and databases (DBs) to ensure the successful transactions.

Mercado Livre registered 40 purchases per second in the first quarter of 2023, with 53% of shipments made within 24 hours. Data is fundamental to building the ecosystem and promoting synergy between sellers and buyers. In this video, Fernando Yunes, senior vice president of e-commerce and country lead of Mercado Livre Brasil, and Thiago Oliveira, director of software engineering for cloud and platforms, talk about the strategy and technological evolution that underpinned the company's entire growth, including migration from a monolithic architecture to a microservices-oriented one and, later, the creation of the Fury platform, which guarantees developers ease in the development and operation process, offering database service abstractions through AWS services. There are 17,000 databases and 56,000 Data Services that generate 900 million requests per minute between all communications from the approximately 24 thousand microservices in Mercado Livre.

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Amazon DynamoDB

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Amazon S3

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Amazon Elastic Block Store

The Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is an easy-to-use, scalable, and high-performance block storage service designed for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

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Amazon Neptune

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