If Your Database Is Already in Place, Pain Might Be in Your Future

Two years ago, you launched an e-commerce platform. Since then, your business has grown steadily, and your digital storefront has operated smoothly during that time. While that’s great news, are you prepared for what’s to come if your e-commerce business continues growing?

It is more than likely that you already have a MySQL database as part of your … Continue reading →

The State of Online Shopping: 2014 Survey

With a growth rate of almost 20 percent per year, e-commerce is on track to outpace the growth of brick-and-mortar businesses. This is not a surprise – stories about Cyber Monday now rival those about Black Friday for a reason. These days most of us do a great deal of shopping online.

This growth, and online shopping trends driving it, are paramount to our … Continue reading →

You Might Not Need Scalability Right Away, But Be Prepared for Future Success With ClustrixDB

Are you planning to launch an e-commerce platform soon?

If you answered that question affirmatively, it’s probably in your best interest to future-proof your computing infrastructure and start building-in the ability to grow your e-commerce site. In other words, save yourself from fidgeting with your infrastructure 10 months after installation by doing your … Continue reading →

Report: Vast Majority of Cloud Databases Use SQL

If a business uses a cloud database—whether delivered as a service or managed traditionally through a public or private cloud—chances are it is going to be an SQL one.

According to a recent survey of 500 developers, 79 percent were using a SQL database—either MySQL or NewSQL—while only 16 percent said they were using NoSQL. At one point in time, industry … Continue reading →

Why Sharding Is the Wrong Way to Scale Your Database

In order for your e-commerce platform to live up to its fullest potential, you need a scalable database. It’s as simple as that.

As technology has advanced and e-commerce retailers have more information at their disposal than ever before, traditional MySQL databases have reached their limits. They lack both the ability to scale-out, and the ability to process … Continue reading →

A Slow Summer? It Might Be Time to Look at Your E-Commerce Platform

For many organizations, Summer is the perfect time to reassess your business needs. While customers are on vacation and website traffic is generally slower,  e-commerce retailers should take the opportunity to ensure they’re ready for the Winter Rush. And most importantly, it’s really true that e-commerce platforms left unattended can wilt from a lack of … Continue reading →

Upgrade Your MySQL Database Before It Hits Capacity

Chances are that the database you are using will only scale to a certain point.

While it might have been able to scale easily from zero to 200,000 users, for example, your database may choke when scaling from 200,000 to 300,000 users because many existing solutions cannot scale incrementally with load.

Businesses exist to sell to more customers. Let’s … Continue reading →

Rafter Absorbs an Influx of E-Commerce Traffic With ClustrixDB

School is nearly back in session, and that means students will scour the Internet in droves to get the textbooks they need for their studies.

It’s no secret that the cost of higher education can be significant. Rafter, Inc., a leading e-commerce retailer, understands that perfectly and as a result, offers textbook rentals that can save students as much as 80 … Continue reading →

Back to School: Is Your Database Ready?

It’s amazing how it seems to come faster every year—those cooler nights and shorter days—but it’s time to finally admit to ourselves: Summer is winding down.

And that means more traffic on your e-commerce site. As students across the country get ready to go back to school, from the wee ones in kindergarten to those seeking their degrees in higher … Continue reading →