Customers shopping online expect the highest level of performance on any device, anywhere. Increases in latency have substantial impacts on revenue. Amazon is well known for publishing that 100 milliseconds of latency costs them 1% of sales. What might start as abandoned carts can rapidly lead to abandoned loyalty.
Riak provides the high-availability, low-latency architecture needed to deliver an “always-on” shopping experience. Riak KV is a distributed NoSQL key-value database. Riak TS is specifically optimized for time series data. Whether you are serving up ads or a huge product catalog, Riak is ideal for storing things like content, user, and session data.
Riak’s masterless architecture provides high read and write availability, fault tolerance, and the ability to scale easily using commodity hardware.
Best Buy, the 12th largest retailer in the United States, selected Riak KV Enterprise as an integral part of its transformative push to re-platform its eCommerce system. Riak KV Enterprise with Multi-cluster Replication ensures product images, descriptions, product ratings, and reviews for BestBuy.com are served up fast.
Ideel, a flash shopping site, chose Basho Riak KV to power its online event based shopping experience. In addition, Riak is used for AB and multivariate testing to help determine user preferences for new features on the site. Plus, Ideel uses Riak to dynamically serve user-specific favorite products in a grid page.