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News.me - AWS Start-Up Customer

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  • 1. Michael Young, Founder & CTO @myoung
  • 2. •intro to news.me•our technology stack on aws•why use aws?•a few parting tips
  • 3. team news.me
  • 4. news.me for email
  • 5. daily email
  • 6. daily email
  • 7. news.me for iphone
  • 8. news stream
  • 9. news stream
  • 10. news stream
  • 11. news stream
  • 12. article view
  • 13. reactions
  • 14. sharing
  • 15. read later
  • 16. read later
  • 17. read later
  • 18. read later
  • 19. read later
  • 20. paperboy
  • 21. this app is great for the subway
  • 22. exposé
  • 23. exposé
  • 24. web beta coming soon. beta testers?
  • 25. “Finding more of anything never staysa problem long on the web...What is hard is finding less, butordered by quality, relevance orurgency.” - Clay Shirky
  • 26. our mission... deliver an amazing newsexperience, and make it fast
  • 27. avoid this...sad newspaper boy == fail whale
  • 28. •queuing•beanstalk(d)•caching•redis news.me stack•memcache•database•mongo (1.8 with replica sets). EBS backed•s3
  • 29. news.me apis (ec2 + s3) kinda big content data store™ api-1.news.me memcache memcache mongoelb api-2.news.me mongo api-n.news.me redis redis
  • 30. some api notes•have to be fast: few hundred milliseconds•returning full-text feeds for offline caching•but feeds can be 300K+ (not great for 3/4G networks)•gzip! (400K down to 80K)•balancing speed with utility (again, for offline caching)
  • 31. news.me backend (ec2 + s3)content from: kinda big content data store™ aggregator-1 mongo aggregator-2 mongo redis aggregator-n redis
  • 32. some aggregation notes•aggregating ~30 million tweets and fb shares (with links) per day•the streams move pretty fast. had some growing pains with mongo•kinda big content data store™ = article content and metadata stored inmemcache + multiple ec2 instances + s3•kinda big content data store™ = over 1 TB of content data•auto scale the aggregators when we need them - helps keep the costdown :-)
  • 33. why use aws?easy to scalefocus on productpay for what you needcommunity (all of Betaworks companies are onAWS)
  • 34. do it for the back rubs!
  • 35. a few tips...decouple everything (makes dealing with failureand scaling easier)measure everything!keep it lean - one persondon’t reinvent the wheel
  • 36. p.s. we’re hiring