Twitter has loads happening, and it’s not at all times straightforward to handle that type of scale by yourself. Immediately, Amazon introduced that Twitter has chosen AWS to run its real-time timelines. It’s a serious win for Amazon’s cloud arm.
Whereas the businesses have labored collectively in some capability for over a decade, this marks the primary time that Twitter is tapping AWS to assist run its core timelines.
“This growth onto AWS marks the primary time that Twitter is leveraging the general public cloud to scale their real-time service. Twitter will depend on the breadth and depth of AWS, together with capabilities in compute, containers, storage, and safety, to reliably ship the real-time service with the bottom latency, whereas persevering with to develop and deploy new options to enhance how individuals use Twitter,” the corporate defined within the announcement.
Parag Agrawal, Chief Know-how Officer at Twitter sees this as a strategy to broaden and enhance the corporate’s real-time choices by benefiting from AWS’s community of information facilities to ship content material nearer to the person. “The collaboration with AWS will enhance efficiency for individuals who use Twitter by enabling us to serve Tweets from information facilities nearer to our clients concurrently we leverage the Arm-based structure of AWS Graviton2 instances. Along with serving to us scale our infrastructure, this work with AWS allows us to ship options sooner as we apply AWS’s numerous and rising portfolio of companies,” Agrawal stated in a press release.
It’s price noting that Twitter additionally has a relationship with Google Cloud. In 2018, it introduced it was transferring its Hadoop clusters to GCP.
This announcement might be thought-about a case of the wealthy getting richer as AWS is the leader within the cloud infrastructure market by far with round 33% market share. Microsoft is in second with round 18% and Google is in third with 9%, according to Synergy Research. In its most recent earnings report, Amazon reported that $11.6 billion in AWS income placing it on a run charge of over $46 billion.