Engineering

Effectively using AWS Reserved Instances

Ryan Lopopolo Merchant Experience
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Reserved instances are hard to purchase effectively. It’s easy to allocate the wrong number, and hard to predict future compute requirements over time. Deciding which and how many reserved instances to buy is a non-trivial exercise at the nexus of cloud strategy, bin packing, and capacity planning. Here's how we use AWS Reserved Instances to dynamically scale our fleet of servers and predictably forecast our cloud spend.

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Product

Streamlining workflows with the new Connect Dashboard

Hamish Kerr Connect

Over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out new features in the Dashboard to help marketplaces and platforms efficiently run their business on Stripe Connect. With these improvements, you can send funds to your sellers or service providers (“connected accounts”), see detailed breakdowns of an account’s recent activity, and quickly update account information directly in the Connect portion of the Dashboard.

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Corporate

Stripe Home

Michael Schade Engineering
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At Stripe, we’ve always been intentional about how we communicate, share information, and stay connected. Back when Stripe was smaller, it was easy for this to happen automatically. But by the time we hit around 150 people, it became hard to know everyone’s name. So at a company hackathon, a few Stripes created People, a directory to help Stripes meet and get to really know each other.

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Product

Improved fraud prevention with Radar 2.0

We launched Radar in 2016 to help protect our users from fraud. We’ve blocked billions of dollars in fraud across the Stripe network for companies of all sizes—from startups like Slice and WeSwap to larger companies like Fitbit and OpenTable. Since launch, we’ve continuously invested in our suite of fraud prevention tools, and today, we’re excited to launch the result of those efforts.

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Engineering

Learning to operate Kubernetes reliably

Julia Evans Engineering

We built a distributed cron job scheduling system on top of Kubernetes, an exciting new platform for container orchestration. In this post, we’ll explain why we chose to build on top of Kubernetes, how we integrated Kubernetes into our existing infrastructure, our approach to building confidence in (and improving) our Kubernetes’ cluster’s reliability, and the abstractions we’ve built on top of Kubernetes.

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Product

Stripe Connect now supports Express accounts for businesses

We’ve consistently heard from platforms that onboarding sellers is still one of the hardest challenges they face. Earlier this year, we launched Express accounts for Connect platforms to provide you a quick and easy way to onboard individuals as sellers and service providers while maintaining control over the look and feel of the experience. Express platforms have already onboarded thousands of individuals across industries ranging from childcare to streetwear. Starting today, you can also onboard businesses on your platform with Express.

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