Are you Ready to Handle the Black Friday Traffic Spike?

By |2020-09-29T07:51:21+00:00November 21, 2018|

Each year Black Friday poses an ever-increasing challenge to ecommerce businesses. This year’s Black Friday will bring even more turmoil according to Adobe’s 2018 online shopping predictions forecast of $5.9B revenue and a growth rate of 17.2% over last year. The report also forecasts $124 Billion in U.S. online sales [...]

Digital Transformation in the Retail Sector: Kohl’s Journey

By |2020-09-30T10:11:59+00:00February 20, 2017|

A few weeks ago I joined thousands of retail executives, technologists, and vendors at “Retail’s Big Show,” the 2017 NRF Convention & EXPO. As usual, the halls were full of the latest gadgets from POS to RFID and even a big push from a new-comer – Virtual Reality. Originally my [...]

The 3-Second Rule of eCommerce: How retailers can scale for extreme holiday season traffic

By |2020-10-04T07:46:21+00:00December 1, 2015|

By Ali Hodroj, Eliza Croen It’s been long known that almost half of a retail website’s shoppers will wait no more than 3 seconds for its content to render before they abandon it. Today, in an omni-channel retailing world where the online and offline channels converge through mobile shopping and [...]

Patterns of Real-time Omni-channel Commerce Architecture

By |2020-10-04T08:26:20+00:00March 9, 2015|

On any given day, a typical large-scale eCommerce infrastructure is witnessing thousands of transactions happening every second, and a substantial volume of customer data being analyzed and stored. Large volumes of data such as purchasing path history, shopping cart snapshots, and externally integrated profiles are typically persisted in a Big [...]

Using SSD As A Foundation For New Generations Of Flash Databases

By |2020-10-04T09:14:05+00:00July 30, 2014|

“You just can't have it all” is a phrase that most of us are accustomed to hearing and that many still believe to be true when discussing the speed, scale and cost of processing data. To reach high speed data...