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These days, software developers have a wide range of choices when it comes to database technologies while building modern applications. Requirements like the horizontal scalability, high availability and flexibility of a data model drive the need for database technologies designed to solve different set of problems than traditional relational databases. Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model, fully managed NoSQL database.


In 2012, Amazon’s fiscal quarter sales increased by $2.93 Billion due to their use of smart product recommendations (Forbes, 2012). Yes, you’ve probably seen those before while shopping there and you’ve probably used them as well. Since it’s now 2019, it’s about time for us to catch up.

This article shows developers and partners how to easily add smart features like Product Recommendations that are driven by machine learning to their Sitecore Experience Commerce projects. Using readily available tools, we will demonstrate an implementation path that is easy, cost-effective and pragmatic.

 

Your clients will think you’re a genius!


Image optimization is an important aspect of ensuring good performance on your site. Often, images are uploaded without optimization in mind, which can cause large traffic loads to heavily impact performance and load times. An edge cache can be used to prevent the round trip call to the server, mitigating some of the impacts, but that may not adjust and optimize the actual size of the image being delivered. There are several tool out there that will optimize images by reducing the overall file size of those images. In my case, I decided to go with Dianoga, an automatic image optimizer that executes the first time an image is requested. It's a great choice, but unfortunately does not work for Azure App Services. This was an easy enough thing to resolve. Read on to find out how.


There are many mechanisms for monitoring the health of Sitecore, but Heartbeat.aspx is the simplest. It is easy to monitor with third party tools and requires no knowledge of technological underpinnings. With the release of Sitecore 9, however, things have gotten a bit more complicated. Heartbeat checks every database, even unused ones. this can lead to false negatives and problems monitoring site health in different environments. Fortunately, there is a solution!


Website caching is one of the most beneficial technologies available. Learn how Azure CDN allows a Sitecore 9 application to serve media from a geo-located edge server.


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