Monday, February 22, 2010

Amazon looks at India to revamp biz

Online retailing giant is looking to India, as it revamps its web services architecture to meet surging traffic volumes. Seattle-based Amazon is ramping up its key e-Commerce Platform Group (eCPG) at the company's Hyderabad development centre, as part of plans to build next-generation platform services. Sources said the group was looking at variegating its web services architecture in keeping with increasing traffic on its book retailing and e-book payment platforms.

“Amazon is looking at building new features and systems that will need to scale in tandem with the huge volumes that its critical systems will go through in the coming years," sources said. e-CPG is expected to define a layered Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to tightly integrate a growing buyer base with Amazon's widespread network of vendors and security services providers. It will develop core service Application Program Interfaces (APIs), aggregated APIs, web applets, data models and policy control that fit into Amazon's modified web services architecture.

“The technical leadership team in Amazon India has been getting to work on more high-end payment systems and is set to grow in prominence. The Indian team has been prominent in designing cutting-edge payment systems for Amazon and the next step for the company is to create a top line-up of technical leaders out of India," sources said.

Full report here Business Standard

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