We have received the following testimony from Michael Hanekom in our team email. Michael agreed to share his experience in our blog, and we are doing so without any edits:
Greetings to the Phalcon Team!
I am a 20 year veteran of corporate software development and I have followed Phalcon PHP with much excitement from it's early days till now.
Over the past 2 years we have created https://r8em.co.za as your platform to rate anything. Initially targeting local businesses and growing it into an international offering down the line.
The platform is a hybrid of technologies but uses a multi-module Phalcon setup running on Nginx servers scaling on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. We are also using Phalcon's database and caching abilities including a myriad of other features to deliver content to our expected 100,000+ concurrent users. Our current dataset includes roughly 30 million records on MariaDB and we serve high-speed sub-second searches using ElasticSearch. I am really happy that I made the move to Phalcon years ago and would recommend it to anyone considering themselves an expert in "best of breed" technologies.
Thank you Phalcon Team for all your hard work! You have made my life so much easier when it comes to deciding on a high-performance, feature-rich web development framework.
Looking forward to many more years and greater adoption of Phalcon PHP by some of the big players.
Michael Hanekom Chief Technology Officer r8em - your platform to rate anything
Thank you Michael for your kind words! It is really rewarding to read that our work has helped Michael and his company perform their tasks better and faster.
We welcome any other testimonials so that we can spread the word about Phalcon and how it can help your projects/company.
<3 Phalcon Team