Monday, November 28, 2016

Stability on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is far from over and I certainly don’t want to jinx anyone’s web store, but I am fascinated that I haven’t found any stories of large-scale processing failures from the weekend. For those of us who work close to e-commerce technology, the Cyber Monday tradition has included logging the many capacity-related failures. This may be the first year in which no such failures occurred. Transaction volume is said to be up 10 to 20 percent from last year, so many sites must be experiencing record volume, but it seems they are prepared this time and the platforms are more stable.