DataStax News: Astra Streaming now GA with new built-in support for Kafka and RabbitMQ. Read the press release.
Builders of ecommerce applications face unique challenges in today’s hyper-connected, lightning-fast, zero-attention-span environment. They need a reliable infrastructure to handle traffic spikes during different sales seasons and a seamless way to manage an evolving customer database for ecommerce.
Designers and architects who understand hybrid cloud can effectively address ecommerce business challenges and build a seamless solution for their companies and customers.
Here’s a closer look at a how hybrid cloud infrastructure can support and even transform your ecommerce applications, and why they go so well together.
The Benefits of the Hybrid Cloud for eCommerce
1. Volume and Scalability
Enterprises that rely on ecommerce applications are realizing they need a system that can manage a much larger volume of data efficiently and in real time, while staying always on and catering to customers who are expecting extremely high levels of responsiveness and personalization.
Building a database for ecommerce that’s scalable and efficient enough to manage the needs of the Right-Now Economy, while still being secure, is much easier with hybrid cloud.
Security is of course key in age of massive data volume and variety and increasingly heavy fines for losing customer data.
Remote data storage reduces the risk of a data breach and this can help a company or organization save hundreds, even thousands on implementing security measures to protect their data.
Another big benefit of hybrid cloud solutions is agility. Centralizing data instead of leaving everything in silos makes it easier to perform global updates without having to shut down certain processes or departments for maintenance. Updates can be performed efficiently and behind-the-scenes so there are no interruptions with ecommerce transactions and transmissions of highly sensitive data, such as a customer’s credit card information, bank account details, and contact information.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of a hybrid cloud solution for ecommerce businesses is lower cost. Many enterprises that use ecommerce applications are at a disadvantage because IT costs can be unpredictable and will only increase over time when a business chooses to keep relying on its legacy system.
Using a hybrid cloud infrastructure sets the business up for low-cost solutions from the start so there aren’t major increases in expenses as the company grows. Designers and architects are able to build flexible and scalable solutions customized for business- and mission-critical cloud applications. This greatly reduces costs overall and can also speed up the rate of innovation when an enterprise is expanding its product offers and/or customer base during an accelerated growth period.
Developing Hybrid Cloud Solutions for eCommerce Customers
Having access to real-time data, managing an always-on system to handle transactions and sensitive payment information, and working with a reliable, scalable system, is all possible with a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Developers and architects can use a hybrid cloud solution as a solid foundation to scale up whenever a business is ready to grow — and do it all without running into expensive technical issues, glitches, and maintenance downtime.
The hybrid cloud model is well-suited for an ecommerce database and provides numerous benefits to both the enterprise and the team involved with building and managing internal systems.