Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) company, Amazon Web Services, Inc. reported that Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has chosen AWS to provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines. This multi-year deal will leverage AWS’s infrastructure and portfolio of services to support delivery of daily tweets on a enormous scale. This is the first time Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale their real-time service.
Twitter will continue to utilize AWS services such as Amazon CloudFront to delivery content faster while ensuring it is secure. This includes Amazon DynamoDB or AWS’s key value database to delivery single digit millisecond performance at all scales.
“We are excited to work with AWS to expand the infrastructure Twitter uses to serve the public conversation as we grow globally,” said Parag Agrawal, Chief Technology Officer, Twitter. “The collaboration with AWS will improve performance for people who use Twitter by enabling us to serve Tweets from data centers closer to our customers at the same time as we leverage the Arm-based architecture of AWS Graviton2 instances. In addition to helping us scale our infrastructure, this work with AWS enables us to ship features faster as we apply AWS’s diverse and growing portfolio of services.”
“Twitter’s decision to rely on AWS infrastructure and services for its real-time workloads will help them instantly scale their global footprint up and down without ever compromising the experience for people who use Twitter,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “By using AWS container services to create a seamless hybrid on-premises and cloud environment, Twitter can innovate and deliver new experiences quickly and cost-effectively.”