Working in the tech industry, you’ve undoubtedly experienced sitting through a software demonstration that, to be generous, put you to sleep. The problem is that most demos focus solely on product features, and the audience is usually more concerned with their own specific needs. When considering a database management product, demonstrations are a chance to view features, determine a software’s intuitive capability, and garner the best understanding of how the tool will work within the scope of your data and business needs. To get the most from a demo, it is necessary to first identify what business needs you are looking to solve.
“What is the best database for large eCommerce websites, and why?” was a question I saw on Quora. This question is important because managing data within your eCommerce website plays a pivotal role in delivering positive user experiences and providing smooth transactions. It doesn’t matter how well your eCommerce website interface is designed and how nice the products/services look. It will be worthless unless the eCommerce website has the performance to quickly retrieve, process, and deliver information.
HCL Commerce has supported traditional relational databases such as DB2 and Oracle for many years. In 2021 we added support for another option, OneDB. This blog talks about why customers are asking us to do this, what features it offers and how you can use OneDB as a cloud native database with HCL Commerce.
eCommerce sales for 2021 will be more than $147 billion greater than forecast before the pandemic. If you are not already invested in a robust e-commerce solution, you will need to get started to survive in the pandemic economy. Many companies initially jumped into ecommerce with a low-cost platform but found that it can't handle the number of transactions. If companies cannot keep up with the growing number of transactions, they will miss out on sales and customers, limiting their business's growth.