Shanghai HEADING, a leading retail solution provider, recently announced that its core ERP solutions have fully integrated Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB. With this move, HEADING aims to help its customers in the retail industry to migrate businesses to the cloud and reduce the comprehensive usage costs of their databases by up to 50%.
HEADING has been deeply engaged with the retail industry for nearly 30 years and has covered up to 50% of chain supermarkets, convenience shops, and franchise stores nationwide. Its provides its customers, including Wanda Group, Carrefour, Hangzhou Lianhua Huashang Group, Xiamen Jianfu, Xi'an Meiyitian, Xianfeng Fruit, MINISO, Aiyingshi, Gialen, and Pop Mart, with solutions that support the daily operation of more than 180,000 points of sale (POS) across China.
In recent years, with the sudden increase of digital awareness in enterprises, an increasing number of enterprises have started to migrate their businesses to the cloud to reduce costs and ensure flexibility. HEADING's enterprise customers in the retail industry also actively embrace the new retail and drive business transformation by adopting digital technologies such as cloud computing.
To meet the cloud migration needs of many retailers, HEADING has taken the initiative to transform its technical architecture. In the first quarter of 2020, HEADING's core ERP solutions have provided full compatibility with Alibaba Cloud PolarDB to help customers accelerate the transformation into new retail and facilitate cloud migration.
Traditional retail ERP software is often constrained by the performance bottlenecks of traditional commercial databases, such as Oracle. Retailers have difficulty in maintaining their databases, not only because the license cost of traditional commercial databases is high, but also because professional database O&M engineers are required to ensure the normal operation of daily production.
"Traditional commercial databases have shortcomings such as high usage costs, poor scalability, technical complexity, and slow iteration." According to Shi Jie, general manager of HEADING Innovation Division, HEADING's ERP solutions have fully integrated Alibaba Cloud PolarDB to help HEADING's customers migrate their businesses to the cloud and improve the performance. In addition, this also simplifies database maintenance and reduces the costs of databases by about 30% to 50%.
PolarDB is Alibaba Cloud's proprietary cloud-native database. It separates storage from computing and integrates software and hardware in its design. Therefore, it can meet all the requirements of large-scale business scenarios by quick auto scaling. In addition, PolarDB is highly compatible with Oracle syntax and data types. This allows you to migrate your businesses to the cloud with one click.
To learn more about Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB, visit https://www.alibabacloud.com/product/polardb
This article is translated from the Caijing website
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