Tag: Prime Day Fail

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 […]

Webinar: How to “Cyber Monday-proof” Your E-commerce Site

Clustrix to Reveal Pitfalls and Best Practices for Eliminating Failed Online Checkouts San Francisco, Calif. – Oct 31, 2016 – Black Friday/Cyber Monday is approaching and e-commerce companies are stocking their shelves, but even the best deals on the hottest products will fall flat if the customers can’t quickly complete […]

#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 […]