ClustrixDB 7.0: An Early Holiday Gift for E-Commerce

While the holiday shopping season is months away for most people, in e-commerce the hustle and bustle is right around the corner. In the spirit of giving, I’m excited to let you know about ClustrixDB 7.0, the newest version of the first scale-out relational database designed to meet high-volume online transaction needs. When we first introduced ClustrixDB several … Continue reading →

Meet the Clustrix Team: Magento Solutions Architect Kevin Bortnick

As a Magento Technology partner, Clustrix has made a commitment to working tirelessly to maximize Magento performance for online businesses. And it is that commitment that drove the company to bring on Kevin Bortnick, a Magento expert with years of experience deploying the solution on extremely large scales for some of the world’s biggest brands.

“Basically … Continue reading →

How to choose between AWS RDS Aurora and ClustrixDB on AWS

Ever since it was unveiled back in November of last year, AWS Aurora—Amazon’s relational database offering available through Amazon RDS—has been touted by the giant online retailer as a revolutionary database solution that offered five times the performance of standard MySQL at an “one tenth the cost of a commercial database”.

Indeed, Aurora … Continue reading →

ClustrixDB in AWS – Scaling Writes and Reads

ClustrixDB is a shared-nothing clustered scale-out MySQL-compatible relational database that massively scales both writes and reads. Designed for the cloud, ClustrixDB offers built-in high availability and is largely self-managing. With ClustrixDB you simply add database servers (“Flex-Up”) to grow capacity and throughput to handle seasonal workloads, and then you … Continue reading →

Escaping the Rip and Replace Replatforming Cycle

E-commerce businesses are in the midst of a tremendous growth period, one that is unlikely to slow down over the next several years. Online shopping—specifically mobile, or m-commerce—continues to grow increasingly popular, with a recent Forrester report projecting a nearly 10 percent CAGR in the space through 2018.

Although this growth is exciting, it may … Continue reading →

Is This the Year of Replatforming? It Doesn’t Have to Be

We have heard the predictions. We know that some industry players and analyst firms alike have predicted that the second six months of 2015 will be “The Year of Replatforming.”

On the surface it makes sense; fast-growing e-commerce companies struggling with lackluster MySQL performance as they attempt to roll out new applications and handle more … Continue reading →

Primary Drivers for Database Replatforming

Many of today’s e-commerce businesses face a classic double-edged sword scenario. On one hand, they play in a market that is exploding, affording them ample opportunity to grow their companies rapidly. In the U.S., for instance, the online retail market is projected to grow from $294 billion in 2015 to $414 billion in 2018, according to recent research from … Continue reading →