Archive for Month: November 2014

What Kohl’s Can Teach You About Preparing for Cyber Monday

In 2013, Kohl’s pulled in an impressive $742.4 million in e-commerce sales during the fourth quarter. That number accounted for 42 percent of the $1.76 billion the clothing retailer brought in over the entire year from digital sales. Between 4Q12 and 4Q13, Kohl’s enjoyed a 16 percent increase in total […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Creep: Retailers Plan Earliest Thanksgiving Openings Ever

Before the mega-retailer made headlines late last year for its data breach, Target was in the news for how it handled Cyber Monday. Falling on the Monday after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is a day when countless brands offer their customers aggressive sales on their websites. Essentially, it’s the digital world’s […]

(Trying to) Get Under the Hood of AWS’s New Aurora

Amazon’s Aurora Announcement Last week, Amazon announced Aurora with many interesting features promised. Let’s drill into the details a bit, and explore the ramifications. Architecture: Aurora’s overall design leverages a single write master, read-slave fanout architecture. Okay, sounds like MySQL—reads are scalable. Amazon has also written a lot about Aurora’s […]

With ClustrixDB, nomorerack Seamlessly Absorbs a 600 Percent Traffic Spike

As one of the country’s fastest-growing e-commerce retailers—the company’s revenue increased 1,023 percent year-to-year—nomorerack knows a thing or two about digital traffic spikes. In fact, during the holidays, the company’s website received as much as 20 times the amount of traffic at any given point in time compared to a […]

Is Your Brand Ready for Cyber Monday?

Last year, e-commerce retailers hauled in an impressive $2.29 billion on Cyber Monday, a 15.7 percent bump up from the prior year. In 2014, as even more customers employ their tablets and smartphones to search out the best deals, those numbers will increase. In fact, mobile devices accounted for $419 […]