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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
In order for e-commerce platforms to be successful, they have to operate as seamlessly as possible.
And there’s a pretty good chance that if you’re reading this, you manage such a platform. There’s also a good chance that Magento powers that platform. Recent research indicates that the open source technology holds a 34 percent share when it comes to … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →