AWS re:Invent 2020 – Don McAskill of SmugMug on Using AWS for Data Storage and Analytics
SmugMug CEO Don McAskill describes how the company uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to reinvent how it stores, secures, analyzes, and shares data at scale. SmugMug provides photographers with safe cloud storage and a digital platform for showcasing their work. To solve the problems of on-premises hardware, such as over-provisioning and limited capacity, SmugMug moved to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and shifted from using a relational database for everything to picking the best tools for the best job to serve customers. SmugMug now uses a wide range of AWS services, including Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon DynamoDB.