eCommerce in the Cloud
Bringing Elasticity to eCommerce
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2014
Pages: 282

Is your eCommerce solution ready for the cloud? This practical guide shows experienced and aspiring web architects alike how to adopt cloud computing incrementally, using public Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service. You will learn how to marshal as much capacity as you need to handle peak holiday or special-event traffic.

Written by eCommerce expert Kelly Goetsch, this book helps architects leverage recent technological advances that have made it possible to run an entire enterprise-level eCommerce platform from a cloud.

  • Explore cloud service models: Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service
  • Learn about public, hybrid, and private cloud deployment models
  • Understand the impact of omnichannel retailing on platform and deployment architectures
  • Build an auto-scaling solution that can quickly add or subtract hardware in response to real-time traffic
  • Re-apply what you already know about security to the cloud
  • Run a single eCommerce platform from multiple data centers, including several forms of multi-master
  • Build a hybrid solution or deploy your entire platform to the cloud
  • Learn application and deployment architecture for "cloud native" through legacy eCommerce platforms
  • Use Software-as-a-Service for eCommerce, including Content Delivery Networks and Global Site Load Balancing services
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    5.0

    A must read for Modern Omnichannel

    By opentrail

    from Utrecht, The Netherlands

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      Comments about oreilly eCommerce in the Cloud:

      This is a very well formulated book with a clear vision of what a modern high transactional Omnichannel eCommerce architecture should address.

      There are no books out there that describe this vision as clear as Kelly has. He is clearly someone who has been involved in some serious eCommerce sites and knows what good should look like. Omnichannel and eCommerce architectures are very much a niche area and have some very unique patterns.

      Seriously, if your an architect, or customer for that matter, looking at what a modern eCommerce and Customer Experience solution should embody then you need to read this book cover to cover. Its not just about the technology he covers the massive value add and risk mitigation strategies.

      Particularly liked the last two chapters that put all the pieces together. His pyramid of maturity and the elastic icing on the top with a further breakdown of what that it.

      There are a few repeated diagrams/explanations, but just keep going, they serve to remind.

      Its not a book that will show you how to do it at command prompt level, more it sets the scene for how you should approach the challenges and considerations.

      The diagrams are really useful. He should have a section where we can download them separately so I don't have to draw them out again.

      Conclusion: buy it, read it.

       
      5.0

      Complete and deep. Highly recommended

      By Jesus Ruiz

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        Comments about oreilly eCommerce in the Cloud:

        Got as a PDF the book and contents are great. I'm rigth now at the point to decide moving to the cloud or staying as we are and this is providing a clear view.
        Full of examples.

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        4.0

        Required reading

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        Comments about oreilly eCommerce in the Cloud:

        The book does a great job of defining the terms that are thrown at business executives. The writing takes the reader from a passing understanding of strange terms to a the point where they can make inform decisions on the pro's and cons of how decisions about technology implementations will impact the profitability of their company.

         
        5.0

        Excellent book

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          Comments about oreilly eCommerce in the Cloud:

          This book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges inherent in architecting large, highly scalable Commerce systems, and in leveraging Cloud technologies to overcome those challenges. Very few people have the depth of experience that Mr. Goetsch has in this area, and he brings that wealth of experience to bear in this well-written, extremely well-researched book.

           
          4.0

          Interesting to Read and Great Reference

          By Cloudy Commerce

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            Comments about oreilly eCommerce in the Cloud:

            A very comprehensive book that provides different flavors of cloud computing and how they fit into eCommerce applications. Very forward thinking and provides many real world issues faced in the eCommerce world, provides great examples and solutions on how to address those real world issues, and provides different variations of deployment architectures in the cloud that can be used as a reference.

            Definitely will recommend this book to eCommerce solution architects or technical folks who are interested in looking forward and moving the eCommerce solutions to the cloud.

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