Zalando Success Story

03 Oct 2017 | Share

Zalando and Exasol

The key to optimizing the availability of stock.

Zalando is the rising star in the world of e-commerce. Back in 2008, the sale of footwear and
clothing across the web was hard to imagine. Yet, since then Zalando has managed to provide
online access to fashionwear for more than 14 million customers across Europe.

Zalando has implemented the analytic in-memory database Exasol as a fundamental part of the company’s data warehouse system in order to support the order process and to ensure that Zalando’s customers benefit from optimal availability of products and apparel.

Takeaways from this Case Study

The Challenge

Effectively managing the increase in data volumes

Easy integration into existing infrastructures and applications/ low-maintenance

Information on product availability has to be retrievable in real time

The solution

Good price/performance ratio

Exasol fits in to Zalando’s architecture and connects effortlessly to existing front-end BI tools

Exasol could be integrated into Zalando’s data warehouse as an analytic layer for the long-run

Proven benefits

Short analysis run-times

Freeing-up of resources in various departments, such as purchasing, auditing or logistics

Designing the repeat order process as efficiently as possible along with simplifying the company’s CRM