As has been discussed at great length on this blog recently, performance is a key part of the work we do here at Wayfair. Recently, we’ve been putting a lot of extra effort into our technology developments to make our pages load faster and more reliably. One of the most recent releases to this end was an update to how we store a lot of our data in our various caching systems. I am going to focus this post on the introduction of a new technology to our caching layers: CDB (Constant Database). Continue reading
Here at Wayfair, we have thousands of suppliers we work with in order to provide our products to our customers. To automate the bulk of these interactions, we use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), so that we can trade documents back and forth. FTP is still one of the predominant methods for transferring these documents, so we have had to build a robust FTP solution to handle this traffic.