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Project Voldemort at Gilt Groupe: When Failure Isn't an Option



Geir Magnusson explains how Gilt Groupe is using Project Voldemort to scale out their e-commerce transactional system. The initial SQL solution had to be replaced because it could not handle the transactional spikes the site is experiencing daily due to its particular way of selling their inventory: each day at noon. Magnusson explains why they chose Voldemort and talks about the architecture.


Geir Magnusson Jr. is VP, Platform and Architecture, at Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce website. His diverse background includes being a technology leader at 10gen, Joost, Intel, IBM/Gluecode, Bloomberg and Adeptra. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Apache Software Foundation and has been instrumental in Apache Harmony, Geronimo, and Velocity.

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Jun 15, 2010