Five E-Commerce Lessons Learned from the Holidays

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Adopt a High-Availability Database to Scale as Traffic Increases

While the holidays may bring an exciting amount of new business and traffic to e-commerce websites, traffic peaks also have the potential to overload the databases that power these sites. The result: page load slowdown, transaction interruption, or worse, website crash.

By leveraging a database that can scale out with zero downtime, e-commerce businesses can equip their websites to handle any amount of traffic. A scale-out solution has the ability to simultaneously accommodate any amount of traffic and transaction volumes, providing a seamless shopping experience for customers.

According to Forrester, the U.S. reached a record high of $89 billion in online sales this holiday season, an increase of 13 percent from 2013. With online consumer spending on the rise, retailers must reevaluate their business models to accommodate for the growth of e-commerce, especially during the holidays, which have become a strong period for e-commerce.

With the holiday shopping season officially over, leading e-commerce database provider Clustrix discusses the lessons learned from this past shopping season for e-tailers to leverage for greater success in 2015.

 

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