Toolstation picks Percona for MySQL managed services — Retail Technology Innovation Hub – Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Toolstation uses MySQL as part of  its critical stock management, extranet, e-commerce and web applications, with the European e-commerce environment currently hosted on-premises and the remainder on Google Cloud. 
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As the company’s e-commerce operations expanded following consumer spending behaviour changes during the Covid pandemic, the IT team turned to Percona.
Toolstation says it will benefit from “Percona’s expertise and skills around MySQL operational, monitoring and proactive database management tasks”.
The aim is to keep the retailer’s core applications up with  customer demand increases and to ensure that digital transformation continues successfully.
Stuart Mcgrogan, Head of Architecture at Toolstation, says “Our MySQL databases are crucial to our business and our reliance on them has only increased in the past year or so as our e-commerce activities have expanded.”
“We chose Percona to take on the management of these environments, as their team has the deep technical and operational experience around MySQL that we need.”
“This will  keep our core applications reliable, scalable and efficient, but will also free up time for our IT teams to focus on how to expand our digital services and keep up with customer demand.”
Martin James, Vice President EMEA at Percona, says: “Online operations have never been more important to retailers. Customers expect a consistent level of service when they engage with an e-commerce site, or companies risk losing out to competitors.”
“Within the wider retail sector, specific sectors like home improvements have seen huge growth due to people spending more time at home and investing in their space.”
“For retailers looking to ramp up their digital growth, open source software can often deliver better performance without a huge price tag. We’re excited to partner with Toolstation, applying our expertise to their operations and supporting their business growth.”
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