How does DevOps solve the challenges that e-commerce faces?
Transitioning to DevOps practices helps solve certain challenges of modern e-commerce platforms.
Storing Large Volumes of Data: Advanced DevOps practices like service meshes and cloud-native databases help design and implement cloud-agnostic infrastructures, that allow using the services of AWS, Azure or other providers in the most efficient manner.
Need for Powerful Query Engines: Bespoke Big Data solutions such as MongoDB or Cassandra can help build powerful query engines. Using them within the DevOps workflow allows maximum leveraging of their features such as enabling auto-scaling groups for distributed Cassandra clusters or enabling automated MongoDB backups with Terraform.
Secure Storage and Processing of Data: Security of data storage and processing can be ensured due to the ability to enforce all the required security measures on one container, save the Kubernetes manifest with the parameters and easily scale up to cover the whole system. Leveraging DevOps workflows allows to codify security measures and requirements, and ensures there is no room for human error or malicious intent.
Continuous Improvement: Customer feedback can be used for continuous improvement of services owing to established CI/CD pipelines. Customer satisfaction skyrockets when requested features are implemented in a quick time frame.
Providing Personalized User Experience: When the underlying infrastructure is managed through DevOps tools, providing personalized user experience becomes easy by implementing ML & AI algorithms. Machine Learning models require lots of data for training, this data must be stored somewhere in the cloud in a cost-efficient manner.