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 due diligence and planning accordingly. Because when it comes to ensuring the integrity of your e-commerce platform, the database you use is perhaps the most important consideration.
When you first launch your digital storefront, it’s pretty safe to assume that your site won’t immediately be overwhelmed with eager customers. But over time, you can reasonably expect your business to grow—and hopefully to continue growing.
If you’re not prepared to handle that growth, your e-commerce success could very well turn into your site’s failure. In other words, as your sales and traffic steadily increase, you might hit a technological roadblock if your database and e-commerce platform aren’t ready. That’s because MySQL databases have their limitations. Things could be moving along swimmingly, but all of a sudden your database could hit a wall as it reaches its capacity threshold. When that happens, your systems will go down and in addition to your customers getting frustrated that your site’s not working correctly, you will lose the opportunity to make sales.
Consider building your e-commerce site on ClustrixDB, a NewSQL cloud database that scales out easily to accommodate increasing demand and traffic, while at the same time ensuring each transaction’s atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability (ACID compliance).
In doing so, you’re being proactive. And while you may not initially use all of ClustrixDB’s transaction-volume, you’ll have it automatically there when you need it. Furthermore, you’ll be leveraging ClustrixDB’s class-leading fault tolerance. For example, ClustrixDB can lose one or two database nodes and have it be completely transparent to the end-user, which is not the case with MySQL, especially if its master node suffers an outage.
With e-commerce, it simply makes more sense to start off with a scalable infrastructure rather than having to switch horses in midstream.