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Why Amazon Web Services

Why does Cartegraph use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its hosted provider? Here are the reasons and some supporting resources.

It is the industry leader.

Think about the impact has had on online retail. Now apply that kind of power to web services—and it’s no surprise that Amazon Web Services is the industry leader. In fact, it has more than 10 times the computing capacity in use than the next 14 largest cloud companies combined. Your data will be hosted with Amazon Web Services—the best in the business.

High performance.

While we can’t promise there will never be a glitch with AWS, we are confident that you will experience excellent performance and fast up times. To borrow a blurb from its website, “With AWS, you take advantage of a scalable, reliable, and secure global computing infrastructure, the virtual backbone of’s multi-billion dollar online business that has been honed for over a decade.”

Strong security.

Your data will be housed in one of the most secure cloud computing environments available today. AWS states that its data centers are designed to satisfy the requirements of the most security-sensitive customers—providing the highest availability while putting strong safeguards in place regarding customer privacy and segregation. Learn more about AWS Security.

Safety in numbers.

Cartegraph isn’t the only company harnessing the power of AWS. Other users include Dow Jones, NASA, Netflix, Adobe, Expedia, Airbnb, and Pinterest. See the full list and read case studies here.