Europe's number one airline chooses AWS for infrastructure



Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ryanair (NASDAQ: RYAAY) is moving its infrastructure to AWS to transform the digital experience for its over 130 million customers, and plans to close the vast majority of its datacenters over the next three years, the company said.

The European airline already runs several core production workloads on AWS, such as Ryanair Rooms and Ryanair.com, and is building a company-wide data lake on Amazon S3, leveraging Amazon Kinesis to gain deeper insights from customer and business data. Ryanair is rebuilding and transforming legacy systems into cloud-based, innovative customer travel services by standardizing on various AWS services, including AWS databases, analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services.

With AWS, Ryanair is able to rapidly innovate, optimize costs, deploy globally, and become a more agile organization in the cloud. After Ryanair rebuilt Ryanair Rooms on AWS, its customers can now easily compare millions of hotel deals and accommodations without interruption or delays.

Ryanair is working with the AWS ML Solutions Lab to create an application that enables the company to automatically detect surges in demand for flight segments and anticipate schedule changes. In addition, by migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora, Ryanair can now run one of the largest email marketing campaigns in Europe with higher performance at a fraction of the cost, sending out 22 million emails daily to customers about travel bookings or sales events.

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Ryanair is Europe´s Number 1 airline, carrying over 130m customers p.a. on more than 2,000 daily flights from 85 bases, connecting 216 destinations in 37 countries on a fleet of 430 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 240 Boeing 737´s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m customers p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 13,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe´s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry 33-year safety record.