Data Mining Problems in Retail

Highly Scalable

Retail is one of the most important business domains for data science and data mining applications because of its prolific data and numerous optimization problems such as optimal prices, discounts, recommendations, and stock levels that can be solved using data analysis methods.

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A retailer's guide to web performance

Speed Curve

I’m at Shop.org this week, having really interesting conversations with online retailers. Making customers happy is the not-so-secret secret to retail success. Here's an overview of the most common performance issues on retail sites, and how you can track them down and fix them.

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eCommerce & Retail: There’s No Excuse to Ignore Performance

Rigor

Whether it be time, money, or technical know how, every day we talk to eCommerce and Retail teams who explain why they aren’t monitoring their site’s performance. Performance can be intimidating to eCommerce or Retail teams with minimal technical experiences, but it doesn’t have to be.

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers

Dotcom-Montior

I’ve spent some time for collecting meaningful metrics during Black Friday sales of our leading Retailers websites. The post Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers appeared first on Dotcom-Monitor Web Performance Blog. Performance Tech Tips Website Performance News user experience website performance monitoring

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Their Websites for Holiday Shoppers

Dotcom-Montior

Retailers Still Fail to Prepare Websites for Holiday Shoppers Monitoring of Retailer’s Websites during Black Friday holiday shopping. Black Friday is one of the most valuable times for retailers across the world because buyers shop until they drop. This year I’ve spent some time for collecting meaningful metrics during Black Friday sales of our leading Retailers websites. Measured start page load time of leading Retailers websites.

Five Reasons to Meet Rigor at eTail West

Rigor

As a retailer, you know that conversion rates are the lifeblood of your business. One of the ways we helped that retailer achieve an increase in their conversion rate was by helping them get their third parties in check. Web Performance etail west retail rigor

From bare-metal to Kubernetes

High Scalability

This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. Hardware infrastructure. The scalability and maintainability issue.

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Penetration Testing: What Is the Future Technology?

DZone

It provides an insightful example: " Cybercriminals load malicious code onto retailers' websites to steal shoppers' credit card details, with 4,800+ unique websites compromised on average every month. Cyberattacks are rising decade per decade, and this decade is no different.

Does Remote Software Quality Assurance (QA) Really Work?

DZone

Businesses in any industry, from manufacturing and construction to financial services and retail, have become increasingly dependent on technology, not just to succeed but to survive.

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Handling Content Versioning in Your CMS: Exploring TimeMachine

DZone

On our kitchen counters, in university dorm rooms , in retail outlets, and at live events. The demand for content is at an all-time high.

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Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. - All Things.

All Things Distributed

For Amazon retail, some of those dimensions are low pricing, large catalog, fast shipping, and convenience. For example, when our retail customers contributed to create larger economies of scale for Amazon.com, we used the savings to lower pricing such that our customers could also benefit. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Driving Bandwidth Cost Down for AWS Customers. By Werner Vogels on 29 June 2011 09:55 AM.

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Performance reality check: 4 ways to keep up with unexpected surges

TechBeacon Testing

From online retail to finance, and from streaming entertainment to healthcare providers and agencies, all manner of businesses and government entities have seen their web traffic and app activity explode.

The new normal of digital experience delivery – lessons learned from monitoring mission-critical websites during COVID-19

Dynatrace

Over the last two month s, w e’ve monito red key sites and applications across industries that have been receiving surges in traffic , including government, health insurance, retail, banking, and media. Retail performance . Dynatrace news.

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – Forever 21

Rigor

During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals.

2019 Black Friday Performance Analysis – Forever 21

Rigor

During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals.

The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software

Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. It can receive telemetry from retail stores over the Internet using event delivery systems such as Azure IoT Event Hub, AWS, Kafka, and REST, and it can respond back to the retail stores in milliseconds.

The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins

ScaleOut Software

Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. It can receive telemetry from retail stores over the Internet using event delivery systems such as Azure IoT Event Hub, AWS, Kafka, and REST, and it can respond back to the retail stores in milliseconds.

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

The advanced analytics provided by Greenplum is being used across many verticals, including finance, manufacturing, automotive, government, energy, education, retail, and so on, to address a wide variety of problems.

How Amazon is solving big-data challenges with data lakes

All Things Distributed

Fast-forward 25 years, Amazon's retail business has more than 175 fulfillment centers (FC) worldwide with over 250,000 full-time associates shipping millions of items per day.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

High Scalability

million bits : information learned by average adult; 7.7% : Amazon's share of US retail sales; 100 million : Stack Overflow monthly visitors; $156B : Consumer spending in apps across iOS and Google Play by 2023; Quotable Quotes: John C. Wake up!

LATAM COVID-19 readiness

Dynatrace

RETAIL. The response time chart below is from a retail chain in Mexico, showing a couple of “blips” where the performance response time went way below average. Dynatrace news.

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Challenges Testers Face for Testing SMAC

DZone

While keeping such reports in mind, organizations in different business areas like retail, banking, finance, insurance, games, etc. An Intro to SMAC. There is a lot of discussion going currently about SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics and the Cloud. SMAC is a new platform with a lot of growth expected in the years to come. Software testing is not only about testing individual parts of the application but also testing the integrated product associated with it.

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Banner Ad Study: The Female Gaze

Website Optimization

This article summarizes a study that examined the attention that female consumers paid to product-based personalized banner ads for online apparel retailers (Huang 2018). With the rapid growth of online advertising, viewer attention is becoming increasingly scarce.

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How to Perform Compatibility Testing Effectively

DZone

From ordering your favorite food to shopping from your favorite online retailer, everything is possible with a click of the button. Technology has seen some drastic changes over the past decade with the constant evolution of products. The industry has undergone a few major disruptions, giving rise to different types of practices and approaches in the software industry. The experts in the industry are trying to adapt to these changes.

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COVID-19 and Digital Services: An Action Plan for the Unexpected

Dynatrace

While most government agencies and commercial enterprises have digital services in place, the current volume of usage — including traffic to critical employment, health and retail/eCommerce services — has reached levels that many organizations have never seen before or tested against.

Enabling intent-based capacity planning with Dynatrace

Dynatrace

Some of these patterns can be planned for , such as peak seasons for travel and retail industries, while others are entirely spontaneous to the business. Dynatrace news.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

High Scalability

Retail investors have to put their money somewhere. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

London Calling! An AWS Region is coming to the UK!

All Things Distributed

Mid-sized Organisations – Haven Power , Holiday Extras , ">Exeter Family Friendly , ">Royal Opera House , ">Total Jobs , Retail Companies – Shop Direct , Nisa Retail , Kurt Geiger , Sport Pursuit.

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Improved error handling for IBM Integration Bus (IIB) message flows

Dynatrace

For example, the message flow depicted in the image below defines what happens when a Receive Retail Request is received by IIB through an MQ input node. Dynatrace news.

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Introducing Digital Business Analytics: AI-powered real-time answers for better business outcomes

Dynatrace

For organizations with multiple brands, retail locations, or customer loyalty tiers, Digital Business Analytics is being used to gain a deep understanding of the overall health of the business down to smaller segments of business units or customer cohorts. Dynatrace news.

Testing vs Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control What’s the Difference?

Testsigma

Quality and inspection are being practised in a wide variety of industries such as software, manufacturing, automobile, retail, etc. A product, an application, a website, the success of all these do depend on the functionalities built into them.

Ensure great customer experience on your mobile app by monitoring key user actions

Dynatrace

From their favorite retailer to their favorite restaurant, today’s customers place great value on every interaction they have with a brand. Dynatrace news.

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Introducing Page Speed Benchmarks – a new resource for the performance community

Speed Curve

Page Speed Benchmarks is an interactive dashboard that lets you explore and compare web performance data for leading websites across several industries – from retail to media.

Cloud Native Cost Optimization

Adrian Cockcroft

There are several outcomes, some markets like work from home tools and services, healthcare and grocery retail are extra busy, social media applications are extra busy but their revenue from advertising may be impacted, and many businesses in manufacturing, travel and entertainment are have largely been shut down because their workforce and customers are in lockdown. A cost-optimizer at work.

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Massively speed up OneAgent lifecycle management with the enhanced REST API (Preview)

Dynatrace

Over 50 of the largest Dynatrace customers—from finance, retail, and government verticals—have so far participated in the Preview. Dynatrace news.

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CPDoS Attacks: Why Global Monitoring Is Essential for Web Performance Management

Rigor

For example, Rigor recently worked with a large, well-known retailer that has both a strong brick-and-mortar presence and an international ecommerce business. By implementing Rigor, this retailer’s team began global performance monitoring – reviewing their CDNs around the world.

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Monitor dynamic application workflows with placeholders and synthetic location context

Dynatrace

Checking out of a retail site. Dynatrace news. Synthetic clickpath monitors are a great way to automatically monitor and benchmark business-critical workflows 24/7. Some common examples of such business-critical workflows include: Sign-up processes. Contact forms. Search. Pricing calculators.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 7th, 2018

High Scalability

Retail: $20 trillion. Hey, it's HighScalability time: Get antsy waiting 60 seconds for a shot? Imagine taking over 300,000 photos over 14 years, waiting for Mount Colima to erupt. Sergio Tapiro studied, waited, and snapped. Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Sampling RUM: When and why it's a good idea

Speed Curve

Whether you're a retail site, financial services, media or other, you likely have a smaller set of users that you are VERY interested in. Getting an adequate dataset for a retailer when the rate of conversion is really low (say 1-2%) may be really hard to do if your sample size is too small.

What is BDD? An Introduction to Behavioral Driven Development

Testlodge

An example of such a user story would be: – As a retail customer, I want to return an electronically purchase merchandise within 14 days, so that the refund will be processed. What is BDD?

Where microservice development benefits from automation

O'Reilly Software

For instance, the verbs on a retail site might include browsing, adding to a shopping cart, buying, and rating. A look at the stages of designing an API and service.

Latency: Will it undermine the most interesting 5G use cases?

VoltDB

Successful implementation of a VR service could have massive implications for a number of industries, such as retail. Imagine virtual retail environments, where customers browse virtual shelves and products, and converse with customers who share interests and needs. One of the big topics at the OpenStack conference was how to prepare and implement a successful transition to 5G.

Latency: Will it undermine the most interesting 5G use cases?

VoltDB

Successful implementation of a VR service could have massive implications for a number of industries, such as retail. Imagine virtual retail environments, where customers browse virtual shelves and products, and converse with customers who share interests and needs. One of the big topics at the OpenStack conference was how to prepare and implement a successful transition to 5G.