Snap: Journey of a Snap on Snapchat Using AWS

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Published on 26 Jul 2022, 15:40
Snap Inc. is a camera company well known for building Snapchat, an app that hundreds of millions of people around the world use daily to express themselves and have fun with their close friends. Learn from Snap Inc. on how they rebuilt their cloud architecture for sending 5B+ Snaps Per Day on Snapchat, leveraging AWS services like Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), AWS Elasticache, Cloud Front, S3 and AWS DynamoDB. This architecture overview walks through the challenges Snap Inc. faced in building low-latency, real-time messaging architecture that handle 10M+ transactions per second, while optimizing the infrastructure costs by tens of millions of dollars and reducing median latency to send image snaps reduce by 24%.

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