Ecommerce environments typically include a range of interactive services such as the above and more – shopping carts and wish lists, authorization and authentication, customer loyalty tracking and promotions and catalog searches and interactive customer service. Applications are often composed of loosely coupled microservices, that need to handle very high ops/sec with sub-millisecond latencies, while scaling out easily to handly increased volumes. Most traditional databases cannot handle the high throughput, low latency requirements of interactive ecommerce services, and are often unsuitable for microservices-based environments.
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Why This is Hard With Other Databases:
Most other databases are not built for modern microservices environments and require too many resources to handle the transaction volumes and sub-millisecond latencies typical to interactive ecommerce environments.
Most other SQL or NoSQL databases do not include the range of functionality needed for simple and effective application development of ecommerce services. They require you to fit data into their specific schemas, and dispense most of the complexity to the application level, making development cycles arduous and complicated.
Takes too long:
Lack of straightforward and capable scaling mechanisms in traditional databases, requires that application architects spend far too much time tuning performance instead of focusing on application functions. Tangled and tortuous implementations slow down application delivery, and hamper time-to-market.
Why Redis Enterprise for Ecommerce
Fast Time to Market:
Redis’ built-in data structures, pub/sub capability, graph/JSON modules give it a superlative advantage in delivering the wide range of functionality needed for ecommerce applications. From delivering built-in analytics for real time interactivity to intelligent handling of document and location data, from real time catalog search to notifications, Redis Enterprise simplifies the delivery of a spectrum of microservice capabilities.
Redis Enterprise’s high performance lets you accomplish ingesting high velocity data while simultaneously serving content and handling online authorization/payment transactions, all in real time even with millions of operations/sec. With active-active geographic distribution capabilities based on CRDTs, capabilities like user session state management and usage tracking become smooth to implement and simple to productize. Not only does Redis Enterprise maintain its orders of magnitude higher performance compared to other SQL or NoSQL databases, it requires much fewer resources to deliver it in every scenario.
Redis Enterprise, reduces the number of traditional disk based databases and infrastructure that ecommerce applications typically need. With the ability to deliver high performance with few servers, its built-in multi-tenancy and its capability utilize all server cores Redis Enterprise outperforms other Redis implementations. By extending RAM to Flash memory (SSDs), Redis Enterprise further enables storing and processing of large datasets in Redis cost-effectively and with orders of magnitude higher performance than disk based databases.