Black Friday and Cyber Monday can cause big trouble for Amazon and other online retailers. With 80% of an e-commerce site’s revenue captured during the 2-3 month holiday season, database admins and system architects are scrambling to prepare for potential failures, overloads, and outages. Amazon Prime Day, for two consecutive years, couldn’t scale the volumes of simultaneous transactions, leaving customers frustrated and unable to check out, resulting in poor customer experiences, lost revenues, and a Twitter explosion of #primedayfail. Learn what your organization can do to avoid an e-commerce disaster this season.
In this webinar, we review:
- E-commerce and the impact of critical database outages
- How to avoid perennial failures
- Why the need for RDBMS and ACID
- The challenges of scaling your database