Tag: Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day

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 […]

Cyber Monday Tests Limits of Old-School Databases

In the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day, we see a man trapped in the nightmare of the same scenario repeating endless times. At first he fights against it, then he decides to go along with it, and finally despair kicks in. Only until he approaches the problem in an entirely […]

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 […]

Clustrix in the News: The Truth About Database Cloud Migration, Oracle Lashes Out, and Lessons from Amazon Prime Day/Pokemon Outages

San Francisco, CA – Oct 5, 2016 – Clustrix (Clustrix.com), provider of the first scale-out database designed for the elastic scaling requirements of high-transaction, high-value workloads of today’s Web applications, recently expressed its opinions on some of the most pressing topics facing DBAs, data architects, CIOs, CMOs, and companies that […]

#OlderDBFail: If Amazon and Pokemon Aren’t Immune, No One Is

You don’t always have to choose between the scalability of NoSQL and the accuracy of MySQL High-value, high-transaction challenges aren’t just the domain of smaller players–some of the most resource-rich, technically advanced companies in the world have had problems, as evidenced recently by Amazon Prime Day, which was plagued with […]