M-Commerce Projections Continue to Rise as New Use Cases Emerge

The rise of e-commerce changed the way global consumers purchased retail, making it possible for them to shop from their homes and offices and for retailers to drive profitability online. Now, the global m-commerce market is experiencing a similar boom. In fact, recent research from TechNavio indicates that the m-commerce market will grow at an astounding 32.2% CAGR … Continue reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL Part 8: Wrapping Up

We have come to the end of the line for our “Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL” series and we hope you have come away with some valuable insight into how to optimize your e-commerce website. For those who may have missed an installment or two—or simply need a refresher—here is an overview of the key takeaways from each of the previous seven … Continue reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 7: Customer Issues With MySQL

During the previous entries in this series, we discussed the various struggles that scaling a legacy MySQL database can cause and the options e-commerce sites have in combating those issues.

While any growing Web business can experience difficulties with scaling MySQL, some types of e-commerce sites are especially vulnerable to the inherent flaws and limitations … Continue reading →

More Customers on Your Site: Cause for Celebration or Disaster?

At a basic level, the goal of every e-commerce site is to attract more traffic. Regardless of your conversion rate, the more visits your site receives, the more sales it will generate—that is simple mathematics.

Of course, that statement is only true given the assumption that your website can handle a spike in customers when it occurs, and that can be a … Continue reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 6: Aurora

In November of last year, Amazon announced a new MySQL-compatible scale up relational database engine called Aurora. The online retailer billed the new product as highly scalable, boasting its capability to automatically grow storage from 10GB to 64TB based on need.

Scalability is a vital feature in a database—especially for e-commerce sites that handle … Continue reading →

Is Replatforming Really the Best Option for Your eCommerce Site?

The technology that powers eCommerce platforms is changing at a frighteningly fast pace. Competitive influencers such as omni-channel service, globalization, flash sales, social media and customer analytics are raising the stakes for merchants and demanding more seamless, responsive and intuitive platform performance. It’s no surprise, then, that merchants may panic … Continue reading →

An E-Commerce Website Built on Future-Proofed Technology Will Reduce TCO

Those who have tried to reduce their website-related expenses as much as possible upfront have probably found out the hard way that they end up paying a whole lot more down the line. As a result, the concept of reasonable total cost of ownership (TCO) for the website has long since “left the building.”

By making the decision to build your e-commerce site on … Continue reading →

ClustrixDB 6.0 Improves Magento Performance for Fast Growing E-Commerce Companies

In September of 2014, we announced the industry’s first specialized database for e-commerce merchants. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of version 6.0 of ClustrixDB. Built to increase Magento throughput and availability, ClustrixDB 6.0 provides a highly responsive and always-on shopping experience to meet the demands of fast-growing e-commerce … Continue reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Scaling MySQL – Part 5: Supporting MySQL

For many small companies that aren’t expecting to grow much in the coming years, the power in an MySQL databases will suffice to handle their business needs.

But for companies that intend on growing—particularly e-commerce businesses—it’s only a matter of time before your MySQL database hits a wall and your website stops functioning properly. And when … Continue reading →

The Rise of M-Commerce and the Need for a Powerful Database

Mobile adoption rates continue to increase. As network speeds accelerate and mobile devices become even more powerful, both B2C and B2B customers are becoming more likely than ever before to buy things while on the go.

For years, the e-commerce market—which includes purchases made from a computer or any mobile device—has been expanding. It seems as though … Continue reading →