In July 2008, Yihaodian launched China’s first online supermarket. It is also one of the fastest-growing business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce companies in China. Yihaodian serves more than 20 million registered users each day, supports 40 million daily site visits, and processes more than 900,000 merchandise categories.
Yihaodian experienced performance bottlenecks for its integrated data warehouse because of exponential growth in registered users, transaction volume, and database size after expanding its online business. The company needed to reconstruct its legacy database platform to optimize analytic support for its business intelligence applications and provide continued support for future business development.
After rigorously testing and evaluating solutions from leading global vendors, including IBM, Oracle Exadata outperformed conventional computer and storage systems and delivered the highest performance, availability, and scalability with its integrated hardware and software solution.
“By deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machine, we removed performance bottlenecks and provided a new database platform that can support the needs of our fast growing B2C, online business and maximize our return on investment,” said Han Jun, Chief Technology Officer, Yihaodian.
In June 2012, Yihaodian implemented two Oracle Exadata Database Machine Quarter Rack units and began data migration, debugging, and pilot runs. The new system went live in August 2012.
Yihaodian continues to migrate its business intelligence applications to Oracle Exadata and plans to expand its online storage capacity to maintain business growth.