Dmitriy Kunitskiy, Software Engineer
- Jun 1, 2018
Since its inception in 2013, Yelp has grown its transactions platform to tens of millions of orders. With this growth, it’s become slow and cumbersome to rely solely on MySQL for searching and retrieving user orders. Transactions at Yelp are built around integrations with dozens of external fulfillment partners across different verticals, from food ordering to spa reservations. In most of these integrations, Yelp takes care of payment processing. Given this, the way we store order details prioritizes facilitating stateful order processing in a uniform way. However, other access patterns like finding popular orders by category or fetching a user’s...