Data Management

Zappos Uses MySQL to Power Its Growth & Exceptional Customer Service

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Executive Summary

Zappos prefers to think of itself as a customer-service company that happens to sell shoes and handbags online. LOTS of shoes and Handbags. The Company needed to properly balance their enterprise database requirements with the realities of a not-so-limitless IT budget. After evaluating several open source alternatives, they selected MySQL because it was the most robust, affordable database software available at time. It features two master MySQL database servers and five replicated, load-balanced slaves to handle high traffic volume - assuring fast performance and high availability for their online customers.

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