Tag: seasonal spike

The Gift That DOESN’T Keep on Giving: Excess Holiday Server Capacity

Excess Database Capacity for Seasonal Spikes We see it every year–the merry-making of the holidays is followed by the obligatory New Year’s Day trip to the gym. But while the rest of us are working off our turkey and apple pie indulgences, e-commerce companies are trying to figure out what […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Needs Clustrix?

Who needs Clustrix? More organizations than you might imagine. Your business that processes high-volume, high-value concurrent transactions may struggle without ClustrixDB. Does your company see large fluctuations in website traffic—periodic spikes in which thousands of visitors concurrently transact with your organization? Does your business depend on processing these transactions instantly […]

Three Things Your E-Commerce Site Needs in a Database

How to Future-Proof Your E-Commerce Site If you own or run the website for a fast-growing e-commerce business, you may well be at a crossroads. Your database is supported by a single server, but your business is growing so quickly that you are getting dangerously close to a crash. Traffic […]