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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]