In September 2017, I was one year into my job at TransferWise, working on our offering to businesses. I had learnt so much on how to build a new product, ship it to customers and iterate with the gathered learnings. And yet, despite all the product knowledge we’d gathered as a team, we were still facing a harsh reality. Our platform was built for consumers, with no hard requirements on availability or performance. When it came to powering payment rails for large businesses, it crumbled.

We knew that this kind of scale was difficult to achieve through our inflexible monolith…

Ari Aparikyan

Writer of code, debugger of things. Currently very much into building scalable, distributed systems (and orgs).

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