Global leader in family history and consumer genomics migrates to AWS
to support its continued growth and gain important advantages in
scalability, performance, security, and privacy
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2017--
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:
AMZN), announced that Ancestry, the global leader in family history and
consumer genomics, will migrate all of its applications and data to AWS.
By choosing the cloud with the most functionality, including a wide
range of analytics and machine learning capabilities, Ancestry will be
able to achieve superior scalability, performance, reliability,
security, and privacy as it continues its global growth.
For its over 2.6 million paid subscribers, Ancestry analyzes and
compares billions of historical records, tens of millions of family
trees, and millions of existing customer DNA profiles to deliver
data-driven insights that help customers develop a new sense of self.
The company requires a highly scalable and secure IT infrastructure on
which to store and analyze large volumes of sensitive information.
Ancestry’s goal is to empower people to take their own journey of
self-discovery, providing actionable insights that have meaningful
impact. It offers customers a deeper view into their ethnic backgrounds,
hints about their family history, and connections to possible genetic
“We’re providing consumers with insights that can transform their lives.
By enabling people to dive deeper into themselves and the lives of the
people and cultures that led to them, we help customers change their
perspective on who they are and how they fit into the world that
surrounds them. Accomplishing that requires that we securely manage and
analyze an incredible amount of unique, personal data on a daily basis,”
said Nat Natarajan, Executive Vice President of Product and Technology
at Ancestry. “With our continuing growth, migrating to the cloud
provides us with clear scalability and security advantages. AWS also
provides us with the flexibility we need to stay at the forefront of
consumer genomics, as the science and technology in the space continue
to rapidly evolve. We’re confident that AWS provides us with unmatched
scalability, security, and privacy, and we’re excited to move our data
and applications to AWS.”
“Ancestry is doing amazing work to reinvent how people discover
themselves through a unique combination of historical records, family
trees, and DNA,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide
Commercial Sales at AWS. “Because AWS offers much more functionality
than any other infrastructure provider, Ancestry can easily move
existing apps, develop any new app their builders dream up, and leverage
AWS’s expansive analytics and machine learning offerings to understand
their data better and infuse their applications with more intelligence.
We look forward to working with Ancestry as it goes all-in on AWS over
the next year.”
Ancestry joins the growing list of customers going all-in on AWS,
including 3M Health Information Systems, AOL, Acquia, Atlassian,
Australia Health District, Blackboard, Change Healthcare, Discovery
Communications, Dole, City of McKinney Texas, Clark Construction,
DigitalGlobe, Edmunds.com, Ellucian, Eliza Corporation, Enel, Fast
Retailing, FINRA, GameStop, Hertz, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Kempinski,
LexisNexis, Live Nation, Magazine Luiza, Matson, MetGlobal, Ministry of
Justice UK, MPAC, Motorola, National Democratic Institute, Netflix,
Nordstrom, Pristine, Qlik, Smiles, Sony New Media Solutions, Splunk,
Suncorp Group, Talen Energy, The Guardian, Time Inc., Trainline, Twilio,
University of Notre Dame, Vend, Vidyard, and Zillow.
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Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics,
harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and
DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.
Ancestry has more than 2.6 million paying subscribers across its core
Ancestry websites and more than 4 million people in the AncestryDNA
network. Since 1996, more than 20 billion records have been added, and
users have created more than 90 million family trees on the Ancestry
flagship site and its affiliated international websites. Ancestry offers
a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA,
Archives, ProGenealogists, Newspapers.com and Fold3.
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