Snapdeal launches its own cloud – Snapdeal Cirrus

 Snapdeal Cirrus will be one of the largest OpenStack based hybrid cloud deployments in the world


Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace, today announced the launch of its own private cloud platform, Snapdeal Cirrus.

Snapdeal cloud is built entirely on open source with OpenStack at the center, making it not just an industry-first in India, but also one of the largest OpenStack deployments of a hybrid cloud anywhere in the world. Snapdeal Cirrus spans across three data center regions, with … Read full article →

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Investment in cyber security is need of the hour for E-comm

cyber securityAs our online lives are continuing to expand, from transactions to bill payments, to important personal communications, so is the threat to data integrity and privacy. With some recent high profile international breaches, cyber security has become a pain point for business and governments alike. Our challenge as information security and digital forensics experts is to stay one step ahead, with newer forms of threats emerging every day.

One of the cases I remember from the early days in my … Read full article →

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How to choose a NoSQL database

NoSQL databases are now part of web-scale architecture. The question is when to use what? Below, I try to compare the NoSQL data stores that I have worked with. Hopefully, it would be useful for programmers exploring and deciding the technology for their web-scale application.

When to use NoSQL

Before deciding on to use NoSQL instead of a SQL technology, you should ask yourself following questions about your use case (includes ACID test of your application) :

  1. Transactions vs No
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Handling low latencies for real-time inventory and price updates

One of the biggest challenges that the engineering team at Snapdeal faces is the ever-growing scale in terms of products, vendors, and customers accessing the website. This results in an increase in the number of queries and updates being made to the database. During peak hours, this often results in an increase in the response time and, as a result, the overall slowdown of the website.

We had already made the move from the original monolithic system to Service-Oriented Architecture … Read full article →

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