Ringing the changes in retail

One of the fastest-moving sectors in today’s commercial environment, retail is a proven and significant area of specialism for Cintra. Online, offline, high street to mall, the challenges faced by retailers are often remarkably similar – response time, reliability, availability and security. We can help in every regard.

Cintra has worked with many retailers over the years, from the high end to the high turnover (Kwik-Fit), and our blueprinted delivery ensures a low risk deployment combined with a complete and accurate configuration. provides a snapshot of Cintra putting a retailer’s unique needs first. The success of the online retailer meant that an ever-increasing number transactions were hitting their MySQL database – and the resulting slowdown in response time adversely affected the user experience. A decision was made to switch to Oracle’s latest database platform.

Our database and development teams worked together to provide a complete migration solution to the customer. This ensured that would realize the benefits of the Oracle database from day one and allow their technology infrastructure to keep up with growing business demands.

And while this was a specific solution to a specific issue, we can apply our skills to a broad range of retail applications. Our expert knowledge of Oracle always ensures a high performance, highly-available solution.

Cintra’s rapid delivery of our new Oracle appliance based architecture has provided us with a high performance and high availability architecture well suited to supporting business-critical systems… I've been very impressed with Cintra’s skills, commitment to results, professionalism and customer service attitude.

Andy Corley, Head of IT


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