Wayfair, one of the world‘s leading home goods brands, has reaped the benefits of a common GraphQL API layer, powering every product search while increasing developer velocity. But running billions of GraphQL queries through any layer poses large infrastructure challenges, especially with all eyes on efficiency in 2023. The Wayfair team turned to Apollo Router, Apollo’s new supergraph runtime, in search of a win-win-win. Could they reduce cloud costs, reduce request latency, and simplify their infrastructure at the same time?
Watch Dewey Jose and Mark Faga as they share how Wayfair adopted the Apollo Router just in time for peak holiday traffic, cutting cloud costs by 93%, shaving 50% off request latency, and simplifying their infrastructure along the way.
Meet the Speakers
Staff Software Engineer, Wayfair
Principal Software Engineer, Hunt Club (former Wayfair Graph Champion)
Apollo Graph Champion, Apollo GraphQL
What you'll learn
What challenges led Wayfair to adopt the new Apollo Router
How they executed a flawless traffic migration quickly and safely
Lessons learned and planned next steps