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Data warehousing has problems. Is a data mesh the solution? [Video]

Since its founding 13 years ago as an online shoe seller, Zalando SE has grown to become one of the largest e-commerce fashion retailers in Europe. Given its roots on the web, it’s not surprising that about 15% of the firm’s 14,000 employees work in technology disciplines. Zalando “has been a data-driven company pretty much from the start,” said Max Schultze, a lead data engineer at Zalando, in a presentation at the Spark + AI Summit last year.

The company had used a central data warehouse for data analysis since its early days, but scalability eventually became a problem. Moving to the cloud was a partial solution but the bigger issue was how to satisfy the growing demand for new uses of that data. Caught in the middle were the data engineers who were responsible for both for cleansing and transforming an ever-increasing amount of data and satisfying demand for …

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How to prepare for the next surge in online shopping [Video]

More Australians are shopping online than ever before. COVID-19 triggered unprecedented growth in eCommerce, as social distancing and store closures during lockdown altered shopping habits – and encouraged over 200,000 households to shop online for the first time in April 2020*. In this webinar, Australia Post’s GM of Customer Excellence Deliveries, Caroline Good provides practical advice to help you prepare for the next sales lift, including:• Planning volumes with supply chain partners;• Packaging, freight and lodgement optimisation;• Inventory management considerations; and• Actively managing customer expectations.Caroline is joined by Wayne Baskin, Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Booktopia and Patrick Smitka, Founder of Giftbasket.com.au who share their own experiences and learnings in preparing for surges in demand. *Source: Inside Australian Online Shopping 2020 eCommerce Industry Report, May 2020.

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Making the payment process easier is one of the most effective ways to make customers more attracted to your online store ensuring success in eCommerce business. Here we are going to discuss a few smart ways to make the payment process easier for an online business that can help you to grab more customers attention. Continue reading Easier Payment Process: More Online Customers