Building the platform underlying the largest eCommerce Web sites in the world requires special up-front design and robust, scalable technology. Large-scale sites today require hundreds or even thousands of CPU cores, which presents unique challenges. The key to scalability is choosing a partner that can provide the required technology, services and support.
As a provider of technology to 94 of the top 100 e-Retailers in the U.S., Oracle supplies the technology and organizational expertise required to support the largest eCommerce Web sites in the world. This white paper describes the architecture Oracle recommends for these platforms and the principles required for success.