Infrastructure Updates

We have been doing a number of infrastructure updates over the past few weeks to improve availability, increase performance and assure security. For example, there was a major Amazon AWS outage on September 5 that took out the SQS queuing service for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Most other registration companies were offline, but our... Continue Reading →

Performance Improvements – 40 milliseconds!

We are in the midst of some infrastructure improvements. This is split among a variety of improvements - performance, security, maintainability, availability, and staying on the most current technology. We did a set of improvements in our caching and server connections that improved the core response time of a race page load from 140 milliseconds... Continue Reading →

1,000 Registrations per Minute

Bayshore Marathon opened this morning and along with other traffic put a load of 1,000 registrations per minute on our system. Response time was 2.6 seconds with peak loads of over 6,000 pages per second. Registration opened at 9:00 and there were 861 people signed up within 2 minutes - meaning they breezed thru the... Continue Reading →

RunSignUp Photo Architecture

We have begun developing our new Photo Platform for RunSignUp. There are two key pieces of new architecture that we are using as we build out this new platform, and they are cool for tech geeks. As mentioned in the 2016 Roadmap, we are developing an open platform for photos for race websites. We anticipate integrations... Continue Reading →

Infrastructure Improvement Summary

We try to improve our infrastructure in Q1 of each year to make sure we do not build up technical debt and stay on top of the most current trends in technology. We have four goals when we look at this each year: Improve Availability - reduce the chance our systems will go down, and... Continue Reading →

RaceJoy Infrastructure Upgrade

We have also done a major upgrade of the RaceJoy infrastructure on Amazon AWS - more than doubling the size of the database server and upgrading to the latest version of the database. This will mean our standard environment now handles the largest loads we have had without us having to do special upgrades over... Continue Reading →

More Performance Improvements

We continue to do our annual big infrastructure update. Improvements to date have decreased average page load time across all devices (over 50% are mobile phones) from about 3.2 seconds to 2.85 seconds. While that does not sound like a lot, that is 980,000 seconds (11 days and 8 hours) of wait time last week... Continue Reading →

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