• Subject: Re: E-commerce Architecture
  • From: Richard Wilson <arw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 16:12:25 +0000

Hi Bill

Take a look at the LANSA product - running sites with millions of hits a week on
AS/400 so they have something right.

Richard Wilson
sceptical, but now becoming convinced..



Reger, Bill wrote:

> Our plans for e-commerce are to outsource the development and hosting of our
> web site to a third-party firm.  This will allow our inhouse staff to
> concentrate on handling the interface data going to and from the web site,
> and to develop and run the  backend transaction processing on our AS/400's.
>
> My feeling about the transaction processing is that we must make sure that
> they perform well and that we should try to save every possible second,
> otherwise the customer will move on to another web site.  I am considering
> processing the interface data with data queues and using "never-ending" RPG
> IV (ILE) procedures to both modularize the processes and optimize the work.
> We are also looking to use a "canned" product such as MQSeries to handle the
> interface data.
>
> Any feedback (positive and negative!) about this approach would be
> appreciated, since I feel that we must architect our e-commerce application
> correctly.  Any other approaches that might be better would be appreciated
> also.
>
> Thanks,  Bill
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