Ellie Mae, the leading residential mortgage software provider in the US, is moving its entire mortgage lending infrastructure to Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) — to rebuild its core applications and create new digital products for the evolving needs of homebuyers. Ellie Mae, which first started experimenting with cloud as a medium of delivery back in 2010, is looking to leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services, including compute, storage, database, serverless, and containers, to develop new ways of delivering the true digital mortgage and simplifying the loan process for its customers and partners. Ellie Mae built a company-wide data lake on AWS using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to better understand, personalize, and further automate digital lending.

Ellie Mae’s Emcompass loan origination platform processes more than a third of mortgage applications in the US. With AWS, Ellie Mae aims to be a more agile organization, reducing operating costs, and accelerating its pace of innovation so that it can better serve customers including banks, credit unions, and mortgage lending institutions of all sizes. Ellie Mae uses AWS Lambda to run code without provisioning or managing servers, Elastic Container Service for Containers to develop micro services, and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications on AWS. This shift to AWS makes it easier for Ellie Mae to innovate on the fly and accelerate its time to market for new loan management features.

“AWS gives us an unmatched set of cloud services and a highly reliable infrastructure to work with as we continue to build solutions that provide borrowers and lenders with the best digital loan experiences. As a result of early successes on AWS, we are confident that their services will continue to give us what we need to be nimble, innovate, achieve results, and cut costs while we grow and expand our business well into the future.” said Satheesh Ravala, Senior Vice President, Cloud Engineering and Operations at Ellie Mae.

by Vipin Vishwanathan