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The ML startup faced high costs during its growth for a data-driven platform infrastructure that processes around 30 TB per month and stores raw data for 12 months on AWS. We reduced the monthly cost from $75,000 to $22,000 and achieved 30% performance over SLA.


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About the client

Deduce is an IT Services and IT Consulting company that protects businesses and their customers from unauthorized account access, and identity fraud.

Tech stack

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Challenges & solutions


Create AWS infrastructure that performs 2k queries per second and has 99.9 % service availability.

Optimize redundancy and 2 times decrease in cost of infrastructure.

Create failover strategy and possibilities for larger scale.

ML startup has encountered infrastructure cost issues during the extensive growth.

The main goal was to decrease the monthly operational cost ($75 K) for a large data-driven platform that handles ~ 240 bln entries monthly ( ~ 30TB), storing raw data for 12 months on AWS.


Removed managed services and set up a self-hosted DB over EC2.

Used a cluster of servers for DB sharding, adding Elasticsearch, Kafka and Redis for different streams of data-based on industry standards.

Create master/master-slave mirroring in different regions to have a failover strategy.

DB architecture was tuned to execute most-often queries faster.

Updated ETL pipelines to reduce load on DB.

Cost reduction from $75k to $22k per month with performance 30% over SLA.

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They have very intelligent people on their team — people that I would gladly hire and pay for myself.

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Free consultation

It's a good time to get info about each other, share values and discuss your project in detail. We will advise you on a solution and try to help to understand if we are a perfect match for you.
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Discovering and feasibility analysis

One of our core values is flexibility, hence we work with either one page high level requirements or with a full pack of tech docs.  

Depending on project objectives, DevOps activity requires auditing the current approach, running metrics measurement, performing monitoring and checking logs. By having a set of interviews, we ensure that we understand the full scope of the project. Ultimately we make a project plan which we strictly follow. We are a result-oriented DevOps service provider company, and that is one of our core values as well.
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Solution development

At this stage, our certified DevOps engineers refine the product backlog. We deliver great results within digital transformation, cost optimization, CI/CD setup, containerization, and, last but not least, monitoring and logging. We are a result focused company – it’s one of our core values.
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After quality assurance tests are completed, we deliver solutions to the client. Though we have over 15 years of expertise in data engineering, we expect client’s participation in the project. By the way, a high-level of communication is also our core value.
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Support and continuous improvement

We understand how crucial the solutions that we code for our clients are! Our goal is to build long-term relations, so we provide guarantees and support agreements. What is more, we are always happy to assist with further developments and statistics show that for us, 97% of our clients return to us with new projects.

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