Improving User Experience with Amazon Aurora [Personal Capital]
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Scaling the back-end to build a rich, interactive financial dashboard became a challenge for Personal Capital as it on-boarded more than a million users. Amazon Aurora came to the rescue allowing them to leverage the low millisecond replication lag with read-only replicas to better scale their platform.
Rohit Iyer, Sr. Director of Engineering, and Narenda Puchakayala, Database Administrator, at Personal Capital walk you through their journey in migrating to Amazon Aurora. They share how they were able to handle 3X traffic spikes easily, remain up during market volatility events, and helped improve user experience.
Rohit and Narenda also share their insights and outline best practices startups should make to avoid the many potential pitfalls during the process.