Case Studies

USPTO – Global Patent Search Network

The USPTO had signed a MOU with the Chinese Patent organization to share millions of patents from China and needed to post them online quickly.

With the scale of the data OpenSource Connections knew that implementing a solid search interface and ingestion method would squeeze the teams ability to build a webstack that could scale to traffic spikes. “Cloud meets Ocean” to the rescue! The cloud, in this case Amazon’s AWS services, allowed us to easily scale the data ingestion and search server platforms to meet demand.

While we could have used this same facility to scale a traditional webstack, we didn’t. Instead, we turned to the “Ocean”: users’ web browsers and javascript. Our application stack shrank, and each browser connecting to the applications contributes to our scalability!

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