Seeking alpha improves database reliability with amazon web services rds

State of business prior to engagement
Before moving to AWS, SeekingAlpha were operating in private colocation-based environment while utilizing multiple database technologies such as mySQL and PostgreSQL.

Problem statement
As the company grew over the years and volume of the data became more challenging, the amount of time required to maintain the data layer grew exponentially requiring significant amount of human resources to monitor, backup and keep uptime and general reliability of the solution, especially across multiple data centers.   

Technical solution
By migrating to AWS in general and using AWS RDS for managed data layer, SeekingAlpha can save significant amount of resources by utilizing Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) which makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.

It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business. Amazon RDS provides you six familiar database engines to choose from, including Amazon Aurora, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB.

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