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    News.me - AWS Start-Up Customer  News.me - AWS Start-Up Customer Presentation Transcript

    • Michael Young, Founder & CTO @myoung
    • •intro to news.me•our technology stack on aws•why use aws?•a few parting tips
    • team news.me
    • news.me for email
    • daily email
    • daily email
    • news.me for iphone
    • news stream
    • news stream
    • news stream
    • news stream
    • article view
    • reactions
    • sharing
    • read later
    • read later
    • read later
    • read later
    • read later
    • paperboy
    • this app is great for the subway
    • exposé
    • exposé
    • web beta coming soon. beta testers?
    • “Finding more of anything never staysa problem long on the web...What is hard is finding less, butordered by quality, relevance orurgency.” - Clay Shirky
    • our mission... deliver an amazing newsexperience, and make it fast
    • avoid this...sad newspaper boy == fail whale
    • •queuing•beanstalk(d)•caching•redis news.me stack•memcache•database•mongo (1.8 with replica sets). EBS backed•s3
    • 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
    • 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)
    • news.me backend (ec2 + s3)content from: kinda big content data store™ aggregator-1 mongo aggregator-2 mongo redis aggregator-n redis
    • 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 :-)
    • why use aws?easy to scalefocus on productpay for what you needcommunity (all of Betaworks companies are onAWS)
    • do it for the back rubs!
    • a few tips...decouple everything (makes dealing with failureand scaling easier)measure everything!keep it lean - one persondon’t reinvent the wheel
    • p.s. we’re hiring