Flipkart selects VoltDB to scale order management system

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Indian online marketplace Flipkart has selected the VoltDB in-memory SQL database to horizontally scale its real-time order management system.

By combining streaming changes with transaction processing, VoltDB will empower the Indian ecommerce major to unify its operational data in a single, horizontal platform to improve the consistency of data.

Flipkart offers more than 30 million products across 70+ different categories. Flipkart is the only online player offering services like In-a-Day Guarantee (50 cities) and Same-Day Guarantee (13 cities) at scale.

Flipkart, currently 33,000 people strong, has 45 million registered users clocking over 10 million daily visits. The company has made significant investment in IT and technology to deliver 8 million shipments per month.

Powered by VoltDB, the new architecture will provide a unified relational view of the data from a single platform.

“Flipkart’s business is growing rapidly and requires a highly scalable, real-time data infrastructure,” said Saurabh Tandon, director of Engineering, Flipkart. “VoltDB has the scale, low latency and ACID transactionality we needed to meet our requirements.”

VoltDB enables developers to build data pipelines by combining the capabilities of an operational database, real-time analytics, stream processing and transactions in a single integrated platform.

Ryan Betts, CTO of VoltDB, said: “VoltDB’s ability to analyze and transact on real-time data streams makes it an ideal solution for the speed and consistency required of today’s order processing systems.”

By accurately processing orders in real time, organizations such as Flipkart can improve operational efficiency and deliver a customized and differentiated customer experience.

Recently, VoltDB released Version 5.7 of its in-memory database for download.

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