Right-Now Inventory Management Exemplified

One of the keys to eBay’s extraordinary success is its ability to turn the enormous volumes of data it generates into intuitive, intelligent searches and useful insights for its customers. 

To accommodate eBay’s explosive data growth (its data centers perform billions of reads and writes each day) and the increasing demand to process data at blistering speeds for billions of live listings, eBay needed a solution that did not have the typical bottlenecks, scalability issues and transactional constraints associated with common relational database approaches.

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"We have to be ready for disaster recovery all the time. It’s great that Cassandra allows for active-active multiple data centers where we can read and write data anywhere."

Technical Architect

, eBay

The Opportunity

To accommodate eBay’s explosive data growth (its data centers perform billions 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 scalability issues and transactional constraints associated with relational databases.

The company also needed to perform rapid analysis on a broad assortment of the structured and unstructured data it captured to provide useful insights that its customers could glean directly from the pages they frequent.

To address these challenges, eBay chose DataStax Enterprise (DSE), a distributed cloud database designed for the hybrid cloud. DSE with integrated search and real time analytics was deployed across a combination of public and private clouds to easily expand and store customer data across multiple data centers and provide individualized customer experiences.

The Solution

The Results

250 TB

data stored in DSE clusters

5B-6B

reads and writes daily

>1B

live listings across eBay