Ken Bakunas, NoSQL Data Architect, Wayfair

Wayfair, one of the world’s leading home furnishing platforms, has undergone immense and rapid growth; 15.2 million active customers, more than 14 million products on offer, and the successful creation of a retail holiday that pushed its systems to the limit. “Way Day”, as it’s affectionately known, was full of highs and lows, and showed the Distributed Systems team it needed to be able to leverage the cloud to handle the usage spike surrounding Way Day.