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  Thursday, September 22, 2016
   Timothy Vaillancourt

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster

Can your retail site handle the traffic deluge on the busiest shopping day of the year? Join Percona's Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt as he provides some best practices to ensure the performance of your system.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday is mere months away, and major retailers have already begun stress-testing their e-commerce sites to make sure they can handle the load. Failure to accommodate the onslaught of post-Thanksgiving shoppers might result not only in embarrassing headlines but millions of dollars in lost revenue. Our advice to retailers: September stress tests are essential to a glitch-free Black Friday.

This webinar will cover:

  • Tips to avoid bottlenecks in data-driven apps
  • Techniques to allow an app to grow and shrink for large events/launches
  • Solutions to alleviate load on an app's database
  • Developing and testing scalable apps
  • Deployment strategies to avoid downtime
  • Creating lighter, faster user facing requests

Timothy Vaillancourt
Senior Technical Operations Architect
Tim joined Percona in 2016 as Sr. Technical Operations Architect for MongoDB with a goal to make the operations of MongoDB as smooth as possible. With experience operating infrastructures in industries such as government, online marketing/publishing, SaaS and gaming combined with experience tuning systems from the hard disk all the way up to the end-user, Tim has spent time in nearly every area of the modern IT stack with many lessons learned. Tim is based in Amsterdam, NL and enjoys traveling, coding and music. Prior to Percona Tim was the Lead MySQL DBA of Electronic Arts' DICE studios, helping some of the largest games in the world (“Battlefield" series, “Mirrors Edge” series, “Star Wars: Battlefront”) launch and operate smoothly while also leading the automation of MongoDB deployments for EA systems. Before the role of DBA at EA's DICE studio, Tim served as a subject matter expert in NoSQL databases, queues and search on the Online Operations team at EA SPORTS. Prior to moving to the gaming industry, Tim served as a Database/Systems Admin operating a large MySQL-based SaaS infrastructure at AbeBooks/Amazon Inc.

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