Airbnb AWS Cloud Services

Role played by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Growth of Airbnb

Airbnb is a community marketplace that allows connecting property owners and travelers to rent unique vacation spaces around the world. The Airbnb community users’ activities are conducted on the company’s Website and through its iPhone and Android applications. The San Francisco-based Airbnb began operation in 2008 and currently has hundreds of employees across the globe supporting property rentals in nearly 25,000 cities in 192 countries. The Challenge A year after Airbnb launched they decided to migrate nearly all of its cloud computing functions to AWS cloud services because of the below mentioned service administration challenges experienced in their existing infrastructure: Small 5-person operations team. Infrastructure Scalability Problem Huge Traffic Load during peak period (Like festivals, Public Holidays, etc.) Why Amazon Web Services Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) – Elastic Load Balancing of Amazon EC2 automatically distributes incoming traffic between multiple Amazon EC2 instances. To support high demand, Airbnb uses 200 instances of Amazon CE2 for its application, memcache, and search servers. Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) – This helps to easily process and analyze 50 Gigabytes of data daily. Amazon… Read More