How did you select this vendor?
We googled for Big Data/ML/AI expertise and found multiple references, so we had to select the best fit based on some customer feedback or reputable rating. IT Svit had a great record history at Clutch, so they made it to our shortlist. After a technical call, we were impressed with their in-depth understanding of all the challenges and the obvious technical expertise, so we signed a contract.
Describe the project in detail.
We wanted our site to be deployed at AWS and use AWS CloudFront as CDN and AWS ML/AI services and Amazon RDS for back-end operations. However, IT Svit has calculated some expense projections and showcased that a bespoke Big Data solution would be more cost-efficient.
The main benefits they proposed were the significant decrease in false-positive error reports due to the correct ML model training, as well as the ability to launch testing in several browser-test instances simultaneously due to running them as Dockerized microservices atop a Kubernetes cluster.
IT Svit team has built a simple and elegant AWS infrastructure, using Amazon EC2 instances, S3 storage, Kubernetes cluster and Docker test-instances, PostgreSQL as the main database and Amazon RDS for scalability. Instead of using AWS AI/ML services, they deployed and trained a bespoke AI algorithm in Python, which checked the website snapshots before and after the release and highlighted the differences and errors.
What was the team composition?
2 Python developers, one of which was a Team Lead and 1 DevOps engineer