Startups Using AWS in Boston

Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston AWS startups we've found.

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Turn-key promotion platform for retail businesses.

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Mobile apps for college alumni communities.

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Lesson plan collaboration platform for educators.

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Flask / Python – We used Flask initially to power our API, but we liked it so much that we started to move most of our critical backends to it. Flask’s flexibility allows us to swap front-ends from Handlebars (used in emailing) to ReactJS (used in rest of applications) without much hassle.
React – We use ReactJS to built most our critical applications. Most of our React components are stateless, and we have created our own flavor of Redux/Flux, as well as routing, over the years.
Node – We use Node mainly for server-side rendering. We run it as a side process for Flask to communicate to and don’t actually expose node externally.
Statamic / PHP – We use Statamic to build and serve a lot of our static content pages, including internal Q/A sites, and external public pages, such as our team, and contact pages.
AWS Lambda – We use Lambda to handle a lot of file processing, such as image rotation/resizing, PDF generation, and producing quick previews of webpages that our users might link to.
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Platform for better video ad-targeting on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Social media and blogger influencer identification.

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ElasticSearch – At the heart of it’s product, Traackr is a search engine. We leverage ElasticSearch for it’s relative simplicity of deployment while providing incredible powerful and fast search results even when used with complex queries against billions of documents.

AWS – As a SaaS business with the need flexibility to deploy new solutions or scale existing systems rapidly. AWS gives us that advantage and offer many complementary services to build advanced system quickly.

Git – “Just the code repo” right? With a distributed team and an agile process, git is very important to us. From Pull Requests for code review to CI and automatic deployments, git is always in the middle of it.

MongoDB – This NoSQL database has been a lifesaver for us. Easy to get started with it, the document model allowed us to scale quickly at the beginning when we were just discovering how to best index the unstructured (aka messy) web.

PHP/CakePHP – Good old boring PHP! Maybe not the most fancy language these days, but the incredible amount of libraries available and its sheer robustness (thousand of sites are build on it, hundred of thousand of developer are fluent in it) makes it a champion to build a production and enterprise ready solution.

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Social media sharing tools for publishers and web surfers.

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