pgEdge for E-commerce

Low latency and ultra-high availability, made easy.

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Faster page load times for better customer experiences and fewer lost sales

Leading e-commerce companies know that a smooth and compelling customer experience with fast page load times are essential to driving higher sales and improved customer retention. Additionally, international customers and/or regulatory authorities have data residency requirements mandating that data generated by citizens in a certain country or region be stored there.

Place data close to your users

Reducing data latency is key to significantly reducing page load times.  Standard monolithic database architectures that centralize the database in a single cloud region or data center cause e-commerce applications to suffer from significant data latency issues. Each roundtrip request to the database (or the application logic that accesses it) can take hundreds of milliseconds. The solution is to place data closer to your users with pgEdge.

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High availability comes built-in

Thanks to the multi-active (multi-master) distributed architecture of pgEdge solid failover and disaster recovery capabilities come built-in.   With multiple active nodes in a pgEdge cluster you are protected from software failures and network outages.  No more explaining outages to your boss or board because your cloud provider is down in the single region you are using. And did we mention zero downtime for maintenance?

Solving for data residency

The data residency features of pgEdge allow for “geo-sharding” of the database, so locally generated data (PII and customer orders) stays local while other data is shared globally (like a product catalog).  This means you can meet data residency requirements without costly application code changes since table replication control happens at the schema level.  

Contact a pgEdge Solutions Architect to discuss a pgEdge distributed database architecture that works for your use case.

Example: Large retail company

Problem

  • Poor customer experience and lost sales due to slow page load times caused by data latency

  • No disaster recovery or failover strategy due to outdated monolithic architecture

Solution

  • pgEdge Distributed PostgreSQL database, via pgEdge Cloud or pgEdge Platform

Benefit

  • Page load times decreased up to 90% depending on user location

  • Multi-active, multi-region architecture provides built-in disaster recovery and failover

See what customers say about pgEdge

David Ting, CTO of Zenni Optical

“For leading e-commerce companies like ours, pgEdge is a game changer and will give us fast page loads and a smooth customer experience regardless of where our customer is located.  Additionally, pgEdge Distributed PostgreSQL can give our engineers a solid foundation for building a new generation of e-commerce applications by allowing the developers to develop on native Postgres, yet have the advantages of a modern distributed data store.”

David Ting, CTO of Zenni Optical

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pgEdge Cloud
  • Fully managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)

  • Handles provisioning, security and monitoring

  • Access via web dashboard, CLI and API

  • AWS, Azure and GCP

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pgEdge Platform
  • All features of pgEdge Distributed PostgreSQL

  • Self-host on-premises or in cloud accounts

  • For developer evaluations or production usage

  • Enterprise support available

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