company behind the leading high availability software Galera Cluster, has today announced its latest customer, Latin American web giant MercadoLibre.
MercadoLibre relies on open source IT to keep 115 million customers happy
Helsinki, Finland and London, England – March 18th, 2015 – Codership, the company behind the leading high availability software Galera Cluster, has today announced its latest customer, Latin American web giant MercadoLibre. With 115 million customers surfing the website at any time generating vast amounts of new data, MercadoLibre has become the largest private cloud in Latin America requiring high performance technology to keep its marketplace, payment and marketing platforms available for buyers and sellers.
Most of MercadoLibre’s IT architecture is virtualized; its cloud currently has more than 14 thousand instances running in over 85 regions, spread across 3 US datacenters. MercadoLibre needed to optimize database performance and work flows due to faster business growth, to support all its OpenStack cloud databases.
Both MercadoLibre’s IT infrastructure and staff faced intense demand of work when managing over eight thousand queries per second, to ensure availability and scalability. The company can´t afford any data loss or system crashes on its OpenStack services, because downtime could cause direct revenue losses.
The selection process of an open source solution proved Galera Cluster was the best fit to resolve their challenges. Mercado’s challenges were:
● Solution should be interoperable with OpenStack – an open infrastructure collaboration project - in order to be its DB backend
● Ability to scale without limits to support data growth on its private cloud
● Replace their existing database setup that consisted of MySQL and cluster software Heartbeat, as well as a high availability Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD)
Opting to go with Galera Cluster over PostgreSQL XL and MySQL Cluster, Galera enabled MercadoLibre to perform dynamic scaling with minimal downtime, providing 99.99999% availability at any time. The implementation took less than a month with ease of understanding, installing and configuring Galera Cluster.
“Codership’s Galera Cluster support is fantastic. It’s difficult to find a dedicated, highly talented support team like them. The product itself just works as we wanted it to with no surprises and downtime. Most importantly Galera scales and we use it as our standard database cluster for OpenStack and several internal core services.” said Max Tkach, Computer Engineer & Technical Leader of Cloud Services at MercadoLibre.
Tkach continued: “Personally, Codership has helped me to focus on my core work instead of spending extra time taking care of our virtual infrastructure or worrying about system downtime because is not an issue anymore!”
“For anyone in a similar situation regarding scalability and looking for an active-active schema which really works look no further than Codership and Galera.” added Dario Nievas, Technical Leader & member of the Cloud Services Team at MercadoLibre.
“We are proud MercadoLibre has chosen Codership. This validates the work we do in keeping some of the world’s largest businesses. Businesses grow by the second and a great user experience is vital if these businesses want to retain customers. This means efficient movement of data to provide an experience without any bugs or latency. We are excited by the challenge of maintaining one of the world’s biggest private clouds.” commented Sakari Keskitalo, Codership’s Chief Operating Officer.
About Codership and Galera Cluster
Codership develops replication and clustering solutions for open source databases, adopting novel ideas from latest DBMS and distributed computing research to build a fundamentally new high availability solution from the ground up. Our flagship product, Codership's Galera Cluster for MySQL, is a synchronous multi-master cluster which provides high system uptime with no data loss and scalability for high traffic web businesses and OpenStack™. Galera is an open-source product which also powers Percona XtraDB Cluster and MariaDB Galera Cluster. Globally, the company is on track for a quarter of a million downloads in 2015 and worldwide customers include MercadoLibre, Spil Games, Greetz and Kikxxl.
MercadoLibre.com is the leading internet trading platform in Latin America where millions of users meet to buy and sell a wide range of goods and services in an easy, entertaining, secure and efficient way. It´s main platforms are MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com.
MercadoLibre.com is the 8th retail site with more traffic according to COM Score, and the retail platform with high unique visitors in each of the countries where it operates. Every day millions of users gather in MercadoLibre.com to buy and sell variety types of products and services in a fast, fun, safe and efficient manner; equal and regardless of geographic location.
15 years after its launch , MercadoLibre has a presence in 13 countries in Latin America , Portugal and the United States, more than 100 million registered users, more than 2000 employees and is listed on the Nasdaq (NASDAQ: MELI).
For more information, visit http://institucional.mercadolibre.com
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