Survey Says: Your E-Commerce Platform Needs to Be Ready for Everything

It wasn’t so long ago that we bought all our goods and services from brick-and-mortar stores. Now, it’s likely only a matter of time before we do all of our shopping digitally.

In addition to being able to shop on a laptop, the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices has given your customers the ability to shop in your digital store 24 hours a … Continue reading →

Want Your E-Commerce Business to Be Successful? Start Here

Thanks to the rise of mobile devices and the evolution of computing technology, the U.S. e-commerce market is poised to undergo explosive growth over the next few years. Currently, the market is expected to haul in $300 billion this year. By 2018, that number is project to grow to $491 billion, an impressive]increase of 64 percent in just … Continue reading →

ClustrixDB: Bringing the Query to the Data—Not the Other Way Around

Some arguments can’t be settled on a fact. Case in point: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

In the world of databases, a similar conundrum pops up when it comes to query resolution: Should the query be moved to the data or should the data be moved to the query? At Clustrix, we believe that the query should be moved to the data—not the other way … Continue reading →

Availability in Your Database Is Critical—Here’s One Way ClustrixDB Has You Covered

Your e-commerce business depends on the integrity of your database. Should that database fail, the results could be catastrophic. You could expect to experience lost revenues, disgruntled customers and negative press.

As such, securing a database that is highly available is paramount to success.

When it comes to your database, generally speaking, there … Continue reading →

Three Features You Need in Your Database

Whether you’ve made the decision to launch an e-commerce platform in the future or you’re figuring out if your current configuration needs a facelift, choosing the database that will power your site is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, the database is sort of the brain of your e-commerce site, analyzing and processing transactions as … Continue reading →

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 →