MySQL Case Studies from Percona
Percona's MySQL case studies show how users leverage Percona's products and services to build cost-effective applications that perform and scale well.
Pricefalls Turns to Percona Server
Pricefalls, a start-up online marketplace and auction website, offers consumers excellent deals on retail products along with the ability to efficiently set budgets while shopping online. For businesses, Pricefalls offers a nationwide marketplace, social media marketing, e-commerce channel distribution and more.
As a transaction website supporting more than 10 million products, Pricefalls requires a database that supports high transaction volumes. It must be stable and secure, and replicate easily. Recognizing that MySQL Community Edition has serious limitations in these areas, Pricefalls needed to find an alternative solution that would meet performance goals without increasing costs. Pricefalls turned to Percona Server and saw an immediate 400% performance increase in addition to other benefits. Learn more by downloading the Pricefalls Turns to Percona Server case study as a PDF.
Estante Virtual Leverages Percona for State-of-the-Art Solutions
Estante Virtual has created a revolution in Brazil's second-hand book market. The site is a trading portal for thousands of independent traders and bookstores, with a searchable inventory that grows enough to fill two bookstores every day. But as the site grew, the traffic exceeded the capabilities of the MySQL database and the web servers. Percona converted the site to a higher performance architecture using technologies such as Sphinx and lighttpd, and performed full-stack system optimization. The result is an excellent user experience for buyers and sellers, and a high-performance application that can scale significantly with future demand. Download Estante Virtual Leverages Percona for State-of-the-Art Solutions as a PDF.
Percona Server with XtraDB Puts Flash in ideeli's Flash Sales
ideeli is a members-only online shopping club that offers time-limited "flash sales" on designer brands. As traffic increased, ideeli's MySQL database experienced serious performance problems at peak load. Simple queries ran for orders of magnitude longer than they should have. The solution was to upgrade to Percona Server with XtraDB. After upgrading, ideeli has enjoyed higher throughput and stable performance, even though the application has become busier and the traffic to the database has nearly doubled. Download Percona Server with XtraDB Puts Flash in ideeli's Flash Sales as a PDF.