Author: Ben Clark

Ben Clark is the Chief Architect of Wayfair. You can follow him on Twitter @clarkjacker.

Stormin’ OMS

Overview There’s storm in Wayfair! And yes, the “a” article before the word “storm” is purposely not there. When referring to “storm” at Wayfair, we do not mean a conglomerate of barometric circumstances that lead to downpours from the skies and other natural phenomena (

/dev/null vs. MongoDB benchmark bake-off

We’ve used MongoDB at Wayfair for a subset of our customer data for a while.  But we’re always looking for opportunities to speed up our infrastructure and give our customers a more responsive user experience.  So when we heard about a new database platform called ‘/dev/null’, we became pretty excited…….

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Tesla: Feel the Power

Data Warehousing at Wayfair In 2009 Wayfair’s database infrastructure was based almost entirely on Microsoft SQL Server. Our Business Intelligence team was using a SQL Server data warehouse to prepare a large amount of data for import into Analysis Services (SSAS) each day. We populated… Read more

Rest@Wayfair.com

Some Background At Wayfair, we are working on a next generation of systems to power our business. The decade old  systems that currently keep us running in stride have allowed Wayfair.com to vault from nothing to where it is today. But as with all systems, they have… Read more