By Constant Contact’s estimates, the relational route would have required a $2.5 million investment and nine months of development.
To accommodate eBay’s explosive data growth— its data centers perform hundreds of millions of reads and writes each day—and the increasing demand to process data at blistering speeds, eBay needed a solution that did not have the typical bottlenecks, scalability issues and transactional constraints associated with common relational database approaches.
Gathering and analyzing shoppers’ behavioral data is one step towards providing customers with a superior online experience they’ll be crowing about.
As seen with the IPO of Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), the Big Data industry is certainly red hot.
“Steve Jobs taught us all that a vision can be realized even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Last week, I met up with DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth, and he talked about the new opportunity he sees in the database business.
This week DataStax announced a $25 million C round, which was led by Meritech Venture Parnters.
DataStax, which makes a commercial version of the highly scalable Apache Cassandra database, raised $25 million in Series C funding as the amount of data that organizations are trying to analyze continues to explode.