When you believe in the product or service you’re selling, magic happens. For VoltDB, the latest bit of magic is being selected by Flipkart, India's largest online marketplace. Flipkart chose VoltDB, an in-memory SQL database, to horizontally scale its real-time order management system, a multi-tier architecture designed to handle scale and ACID transactionality in different tiers. With VoltDB, the new architecture will provide a unified relational view of the data from a single platform.
Flipkart offers more than 30 million products across 70+ different categories. The company is valued in excess of $15 billion USD (Rs 98,800 crore).
The customer’s voice is, of course, the most important measure of success. Here’s what Flipkart’s Director of Engineering, Saurabh Tandon, said about the company’s decision to use VoltDB: “Flipkart’s business is growing rapidly and requires a highly scalable, real-time data infrastructure. VoltDB has the scale, low latency and ACID transactionality we needed to meet our requirements.”
Estimates put India’s Internet users at 350 million, 39 million of whom are online shoppers. The country’s ecommerce market is estimated to be $6.3 billion USD. Reports suggest Flipkart has 46 million registered users and 35,000 sellers.
We welcome Flipkart to our growing group of customers.
For more on this, check out the press release: VoltDB to Power Flipkart’s Real-Time Order Management.
by Mike Pogany