Scalability

Most companies are data rich. In fact, many companies are overwhelmed with data volumes measured in terabytes and petabytes with Transaction rates exceeding 1 million per second. Managing this data can be challenging and costly, yet highly profitable if done correctly.

However, application development initiatives often overlook scale as a design criterion. Simple, familiar tools are used when prototyping new applications without giving sufficient thought on performance at scale.

Unfortunately, inevitable application performance failures lead to disgruntled users, lost revenue and damaged brand. In the end, the development team will have to re-factor, re-architect and/or rewrite the application. This is expensive, time consuming, painful — but avoidable.

Aerospike has built a unique, in-memory technology that can reliably handle millions of transactions per second and large data volumes at low latency. Because the Aerospike in-memory database optimizes hardware efficiency, customers can often reduce production hardware footprints by up to an order of magnitude. TCO can be reduced substantially and the load on the DevOps team minimized.

Easily add or remove nodes to adjust throughput or storage capacity with linear scalability, even while under production load. Aerospike is the best choice for applications that require scale readiness.


We keep adding servers, and the Aerospike database has scaled horizontally flawlessly. Scaling is hard, and having a good database is key. Aerospike is a success story and continues to play a central role in our ability to grow to meet global demand.”

– David Pickles, The Trade Desk’s co-founder and CTO

Scaling with Intel SSD DC 3700 and Aerospike
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We keep adding servers, and the Aerospike database has scaled horizontally flawlessly. Scaling is hard, and having a good database is key. Aerospike is a success story and continues to play a central role in our ability to grow to meet global demand.”

– David Pickles, The Trade Desk’s co-founder and CTO

CASE STUDY: Cost Effective Scaling on Internap Servers
eXelate uses Aerospike

Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace with 20 million subscribers and growing exponentially, is using Aerospike’s technology to handle concurrent reads and writes at 5 milliseconds or better. Other technologies’ average response times were sub-15 milliseconds.

We make an average of two releases a day and sometimes we turn up seven or eight releases in a day. In two years, we have scaled more than 200 times—the number of products listed, the number of sellers we have, the amount of business they do, the number of servers, storage and the technology team—everything has grown

– Amitabh Misra, Snapdeal, Vice President of Engineering

CASE STUDY: Snapdeal’s Handling Dynamic Pricing with Massive Growth BLOG: Five Keys to Success
Snapdeal uses Aerospike

The BlueKai Playbook: Scaling to 10 Trillion Data Transactions a Month

BlueKai’s VP of Data Delivery, Ted Wallace, talks about avoiding the need to invest in a team of “Cassandra Whisperers” and achieving speed at scale with simplicity with Aerospike

“With Aerospike the key value look-up is perfect for us because ultimately we do a lot of complex logic in our application itself so we keep the interface into Aerospike very very simple. Simplicity scales in a way that complexity doesn’t…. In the case of Aerospike, when we need more capacity in our cluster, we get a machine ready, add it to the cluster and step away. It just works. – Ted Wallace, VP of Data Delivery, BlueKai


eBay Advertising: Scaling Operations with Ease

eBay Advertising’s Head of Engineering, Prakash Chandra talks about growing their massive retail shopping platform to support 2 petabytes of behavioral data, up to 1.8 shopping searches per month for 100 million active users.

“There are a lot of technologies that can do clusters. But how many of them actually scale horizontally?… So far we have been actually very good with Aerospike.” “Talking about the scale of operations ease, automatic fail-over. Systems will go down; when you’re talking about big numbers you want something that fails over automatically. If you want to add new servers, you don’t want to bring down everything. At eBay, to bring down everything before we upgrade…that’s just not good enough for us.” – Prakash Chandra, Head of Engineering, eBay Advertising


Snappy Growth at Snapdeal: How it Scaled by 500%

In this recorded webinar, Snapdeal Vice President and Head of Engineering Amitabh Misra joins Aerospike founders Brian Bulkowski and Srini Srinivasan to discuss his vision for Snapdeal and the challenges faced, choices made along the way, and how they are planning for future growth. Listen to first-hand insight of the challenges of navigating a young company through a competitive market and get a close look at Snapdeal’s architecture infrastructure.