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Adam Pash

It’s a really interesting read, but the one thing that I think would help the article more than anything is if you could break down just how much of your previous cost were from the database change.

You mention going from a database that stored a massive slice of the internet to losing the database entirely in favor of a short term cache. Before even looking at costs of storage, backups, redundancy, disk I/O and what I assume was probably another cache as well…it seems like that would have to account for a very significant portion of your savings.

It’s hard to read an article like this and not wonder “was it Lambda…or the database change where the savings really came from?”

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