Narvar achieves 4x lower TCO and zero downtime with YugabyteDB vs AWS DynamoDB & PostgreSQL RDS

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Narvar is trusted by 600+ retailers and brands to deliver personalized, white-label experiences before and after a purchase.
Narvar was challenged with AWS databases becoming expensive at scale, while customers and data privacy regulations demanded a multi-cloud solution.
Narvar switched to YugabyteDB and achieved 4x lower TCO while gaining scale, performance and zero downtime in the process.
Narvar is trusted by 600+ retailers and brands to deliver personalized, white-label experiences before and after a purchase.
Narvar was challenged with AWS databases becoming expensive at scale, while customers and data privacy regulations demanded a multi-cloud solution.
Narvar switched to YugabyteDB and achieved 4x lower TCO while gaining scale, performance and zero downtime in the process.
Narvar is a B2B SaaS company that enables retailers with the ability to deliver personalized customer experiences based on their own data.

Narvar combines all the disparate document and relational data a retailer has about a customer from various systems like order management, CRM, billing systems, fulfillment centers, warehouse management and even customer support calls. From this data Narvar creates a unified view of the customer and order for the retailer.

Narvar is trusted by over 600 retailers and brands. Customers include Nike, Walmart, Gap, Crate & Barrel and more.

Challenges

  • Retail customers required a multi-cloud solution
  • Skyrocketing AWS DynamoDB costs
  • Challenging to scale on demand to handle Black Friday and Cyber Monday volume
  • GDPR compliance required a multi-region solution

Evaluation Criteria

  • Open source and cloud-native
  • Multi-cloud and multi-AZ support
  • Available as a managed service
  • High performance & easy to scale
  • Low TCO (A low variance in cost per query)
"It was easy for our developers to get started with YugabyteDB using the Redis and Cassandra compatible APIs. YugabyteDB eliminated the need for a separate cache and multiple databases, allowing us to roll-out new features a lot quicker."
UDAY SHANMUGAM
Chief Architect, Narvar
"Yugabyte helped Narvar avoid cloud lock-in, stay GDPR compliant and save money in the process. Partnering with Yugabyte helps us focus on our customers instead of worrying if our systems can keep pace with our rapidly growing business."
RAM RAVICHANDRAN
CTO, Narvar

YugabyteDB Solution

Fully managed cluster
Three node, multi-AZ cluster
24 total cores and 6 TB of data

Technical Results

10k+
reads per second
4k+
writes per second
< 2 ms
read latency
< 10 ms
write latency

Business Results

4x lower TCO vs AWS DynamoDB and PostgreSQL RDS

Low variance in cost per query

Simplified operations

No service interruptions during spikes in traffic

Ability to support multi-cloud per customer requests

Migration from AWS to GCP enabled by YugabyteDB