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Redis is the swiss army knife in our toolbox. Some of our microservices have internal job queues powered by Redis. Other microservices use Redis as a write aside cache. We also take advantage of things like HyperLogLog and Bloom Filters for high cardinality data problems. Redis does it all.

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Being a very small engineering team, the thought running something like Kubernetes is frightening. Luckily, Amazon EC2 Container Service is a perfectly capable container scheduler that is very easy to work with, and the Terraform ECS providers are rock solid.

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We are huge PostgreSQL fans, and it is our default choice when it comes to persistence technologies. Gone are the days of needing to choose a document or K/V store for some use cases, and a relational store for others. PostgreSQL does it all!

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Kafka is the event stream which powers our event-driven microservices. It's scalability, low latency, and throughput make it a natural choice.

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We use ExpressJS to build most of our microservice APIs. Its simplicity, abundant middleware, and performance make it an ideal framework for building RESTful APIs.

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Most of our job processing requires extremely fast performance, concurrency, and a strongly typed language. Go is the tool of choice here.

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Almost everything in the Merryfield architecture runs on Docker. From dev/prod parity, to seamless autoscaling of service containers, Docker solves lots of problems.

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