Case Studies

Case studies

This page collects case studies of serverless PHP applications built with or migrated to Bref.

These help learn for real use cases about costs, performance and migration efforts.



  • 🇫🇷 Enoptea (opens in a new tab)

    Enoptea is a french startup that migrated their infrastructure of PHP workers from EC2 to Lambda. They halved their AWS costs and increased their performance while spending less time managing their servers.

  • (opens in a new tab)

    PrettyCI (opens in a new tab) is a SaaS providing continuous integration for PHP coding standards. Internally, it runs PHP-CS-Fixer or CodeSniffer on AWS Lambda using Bref. This article is a good introduction on how AWS Lambda can be a good solution to run workers and background jobs.

  • MyBuilder (opens in a new tab)

    MyBuilder is an online marketplace matching tradespeople with home owners. They used Lambda with Bref to create a highly scalable on-demand microservice to generate PDF reports. The solution involved creating their own layer (opens in a new tab) to include a self-compiled binary file to use alongside Bref's base PHP layer.

  • PDF reporting generation (opens in a new tab)

    A case study of going serverless for PDF generation. They generated 2,000 PDFs in less than 2 min for $2 using Symfony and Bref.