10 October 14:00

The eBay Marketplace is a global trading platform – 193 million people in more than 150 countries are registered eBay members. The eBay Marketplace has a site presence in 33 markets around the world, 24 of which have country specific marketplaces supported by a single code base that supports eBay members worldwide. This presentation will cover the migration of the eBay Marketplace database from ISO Latin 1 to UTF-8. Nelson Ng will cover the inline approach used by eBay to address the challenges of migrating over 100 databases with 18+ Billion textual data records while keeping the entire site online. In addition to the preparation and execution of this migration approach, Nelson will cover alternatives considered and lessons learned.