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Amazon Prime Day 2017: Can Amazon’s Tech Keep Up This Time?

Here it comes again: the big Amazon showcase flash sale. You’d have to live under a rock not to notice every site vying to grab attention for the “best list of Prime deals!” It’s all massive exposure, but that cuts both ways: Amazon’s site has to handle all the traffic […]

Will China’s Singles Day Learn from Amazon Prime Day’s Mistakes? It May Depend on the Database under Alibaba’s Hood

Last year, Alibaba turned what Business Insider’s Jeremy Burke called an “obscure, made-up Chinese holiday” into a shopping event that surpassed even Black Friday. On China’s Nov. 11 “Singles’ Day”, the company raked in $14.3B! Expectations are high for 2016, and Alibaba and other retailers are no doubt gearing up […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About High-Value/High-Transaction OLTP Workloads, but Were Afraid to Ask

  … Amazon Prime Day and Pokemon Go teams should have asked us The term “high-value, high-transaction workload” is admittedly not universal, yet it describes a very important class of DBMS transactions that sit somewhere between “Big Data” and critical data. Simply put, they entail large numbers of concurrent transactions […]

Making Amazon Prime “Black Tuesday,” Not a Black Eye

  The second annual Amazon Prime Day is around the corner, and even the bigger critics of last year’s inaugural shopping holiday are expressing optimism for a better effort this time around. To recap, the 2015 Amazon Prime Day extravaganza generated plenty of sales but also many complaints around the […]