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What is Geezeo “ The next generation of financial organization has arrived. It's called Geezeo. And it means you can get t...
Why we chose Amazon Cost Effective Flexible Reliable Secure <ul><ul><li>$72.00/month per box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$0...
The Past - First implementation Here we have an off site database, which turned out to be brutally slow.
The Present - Current implementation Here we have 1 Application server, 1 harvest server and a database server that we bac...
The Future - The way we want it <ul><li>Pound + Apache front end </li></ul><ul><li>Three Application servers </li></ul><ul...
How did we get where we are? <ul><li>Play with it </li></ul><ul><li>EC2 is a sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>Try new things </li...
Evolution of data services <ul><li>One lonely DB server backing up every 5 minutes to S3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One massive...
Why we love Amazon Web Services <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When we ...
What we wish for <ul><li>Various RAM configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL clustering eats memory </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Got Questions? Theron Parlin  [email_address] James Elwood jelwood@geezeo.com
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Geezeo presents at Amazon Web Services' The Start-Up Project - Boston (September 2007)

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  1. 1. Geezeo <3 AWS Geezeo Amazon Web Services Presentation Theron Parlin, CTO & James Elwood, Systems Administrator <3
  2. 2. What is Geezeo “ The next generation of financial organization has arrived. It's called Geezeo. And it means you can get to your personal financial information anywhere, at any time” ~ Terry Savage, Chicago Sun Times + =
  3. 3. Why we chose Amazon Cost Effective Flexible Reliable Secure <ul><ul><li>$72.00/month per box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$0.10 per GB transferred in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$0.18 per GB transferred out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs about $900 per month (12 servers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can run different operating systems on different boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can run any service that we want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As of yet - no downtime due to AWS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When they had to bring down a server, they gave us 2 weeks notice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*we appreciate that very much </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must &quot;turn on&quot; the ports you want open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two layers of networking (public and private IPs) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Past - First implementation Here we have an off site database, which turned out to be brutally slow.
  5. 5. The Present - Current implementation Here we have 1 Application server, 1 harvest server and a database server that we back up every 15 minutes to s3.
  6. 6. The Future - The way we want it <ul><li>Pound + Apache front end </li></ul><ul><li>Three Application servers </li></ul><ul><li>Still 1 Harvest server </li></ul><ul><li>A Database Cluster </li></ul>That's right, I said it! This setup is currently running in our QA environment.
  7. 7. How did we get where we are? <ul><li>Play with it </li></ul><ul><li>EC2 is a sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>Try new things </li></ul><ul><li>It's not work if you're having fun </li></ul><ul><li>Build it </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-made images make things quick </li></ul><ul><li>Bundling makes for easy image backups </li></ul><ul><li>Add/Remove the services </li></ul><ul><li>Break it </li></ul><ul><li>Test your configuration </li></ul><ul><li>What works? </li></ul><ul><li>What doesn't? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evolution of data services <ul><li>One lonely DB server backing up every 5 minutes to S3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One massive single point of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn't scale too well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Master/Slave replication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dev team breaks it every time they change the data schema </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cluster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No single point of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dev team has yet to break it...yet. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why we love Amazon Web Services <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When we want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How we want it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low Overhead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No physical facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No hardware woes (dead fans, fried procs, flaky NICs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good image will stay running until we kill it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instances are distributed over the grid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We can build servers at Starbucks :-) </li></ul>
  10. 10. What we wish for <ul><li>Various RAM configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySQL clustering eats memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications could see a performance gain with more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale back if its not needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Various processor configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Again with the performance gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure the right setup for the task </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better management tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptive tagging of images and instances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stats on the servers (uptime, networking, etc) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Got Questions? Theron Parlin [email_address] James Elwood jelwood@geezeo.com

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