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How to Back Up Riak and Solr Data

Brad Culberson Technical
SendGrid is using Riak and Solr for the Marketing Campaigns contacts dataset. We built a disaster recovery plan that protects that dataset from corruption/unintentional deletion/data center loss. This is a challenging task due to the size and growth of that data. We’re currently storing approximately 2TB of key value data and 18TB of Solr index data. Read More ›

Caching Is Not Like Bacon: Control Yourself

Brad Culberson Technical
Most developers think caching is like bacon. You can add it to anything and it’s better. Brad Culberson, Principal Engineer II at SendGrid shares how he runs across code in production that is frequently overly complex and actually performing worse due to caching. This article will guide you on what to look for and how you should evaluate whether your cache is detrimental to your application. Read More ›

SendGrid CEO Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Sameer Dholakia Community, Company
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As you know, this past Friday, President Trump issued an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Over the weekend, many of our government leaders, business leaders, our fellow citizens here in the U.S. and leaders from around the world have spoken out against this order, accurately stating that it directly conflicts with our country’s values and that it is fundamentally un-American. Read More ›

Using Google Cloud Platform & SendGrid to Keep Up With Success: The Screen Time Labs Case Study

Jessy Sweet Product
In 2014, Steve Vangasse created a simple, reliable app that rewarded his kids for managing their time responsibly on their new tablets. In just two years, more than 1 million parents have downloaded Screen Time. Boasting over 100,000 daily active users, the app leverages email to send its users important alerts regarding their children’s activities. Read More ›

Maximize Your Recipients’ Engagement With Deep Linking from SendGrid + Branch

Elliot Goldwater Partnerships
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Over the past few years, the proliferation of mobile devices has provided marketers with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is ensuring a seamless experience for users engaging with their email content on their phones or tablets. Marketers can now maximize engagement by streamlining their SendGrid email to their mobile app experience, with Branch’s implementation of SendGrid’s universal links. Read More ›

Wrapping Up 2016: Marketing Campaigns’ First Year

Email Marketing, Product
2016 was Marketing Campaigns’ debut year, and we at SendGrid couldn’t be more proud of—and grateful for—the successes we’ve achieved with your help. As 2016 came to a close, our teams were hard at work on behind-the-scenes product improvements that ensure Marketing Campaigns will continue to be a leader in scale and reliability, as well as laying the foundation for some big deliverables in 2017. Read More ›