API Gateway Implementation for Ecommerce Applications

Executive Summary

By leveraging AWS API Gateway and our expertise in cloud architecture, we implemented a cost-effective and efficient solution for our customer’s microservice architecture app. We eliminated the need for multiple load balancers and integrated an API gateway for optimized performance. Our solution significantly improved the app’s speed while ensuring rapid recovery in case of any failures, providing a smooth app performance for our customer.

About the Customer

Our customer operates in the digital services industry as a leading online marketplace in Africa. With a mission to promote sustainable economic development, our customer developed an app that helps local businesses to deliver their products as well as connects them with new clients.

Customer Challenge

The customer’s primary challenge revolved around the slow performance of their app. With a microservices architecture, each microservice required its own HTTP load balancer(ALB), leading to increased costs and reduced performance speed. The customer sought a solution that would enhance the app’s speed and optimize resource utilization while maintaining a cost-effective infrastructure.

Why Amazon API Gateway

To address the customer’s challenge, we chose AWS API Gateway service, which primarily allows to manage APIs through a central entry point for the customer’s microservices. The service is suitable for businesses that plan on scaling their solutions since API Gateway decouples the load on the microservices and handles high demand.

Why Matoffo

The Matoffo team specializes in delivering high-quality cloud solutions. Our expertise in cloud architecture and optimization makes us the ideal partner for tackling complex challenges. With a track record of successful solutions, we prioritize efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness in our work. Our team of experienced cloud professionals ensures that our customers receive the best-in-class services tailored to their specific requirements.

Matoffo Solution

To address the customer’s challenge, we developed several proofs of concept (PoCs) to evaluate the most efficient approach.

Next, we designed and implemented an architecture on AWS that consolidated the microservices and eliminated the need for multiple load balancers. Instead, we set up an API gateway to serve as a single entry point for all EKS microservices, which reduced costs and improved app performance.

We leveraged infrastructure as code (IaC) practices to ensure quick solution recovery in case of any failures and malfunctions, achieving a recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) of just one hour.


Amazon API Gateway

Schematic Description

Business Value

The Matoffo team managed to deliver value in the following aspects:

• Higher customer satisfaction rates
By accelerating the app’s speed, we enhanced user experiences and customer satisfaction, leading to increased user engagement and retention.

• Reduced costs
Our cost-effective architecture eliminated the need for multiple load balancers, resulting in substantial cost savings for the customer.

• Solution’s reliability
The rapid recovery capabilities ensured minimal downtime and data loss, enhancing the app’s reliability and availability. Ultimately, our cloud solution enabled the customer to deliver a high-performing app while optimizing resource utilization and reducing operational costs.

• Security
API Gateway offers several security features, including SSL/TLS encryption, authorization, and access control, which protect our customer’s EKS microservices from attacks.


Our primary goal is to deliver value to our clients by resolving technical challenges and helping them achieve their objectives. We utilize cloud solutions as a powerful toolset to make this happen. With Matoffo expertise, companies can significantly reduce the time from idea to market and rapidly scale their digital business. Additionally, Matoffo enables seamless adoption of rapidly growing tech capabilities, transforming businesses to stay competitive in the market.

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