An auction company wants to take their auctions online to a nationwide scale–customers choose the auction to participate in, wait until the auction begins, then bid as if they were there in the room, with the auctioneer. Users: scale up to hundreds of participants (per auction), potentially up to thousands of participants, and as many simultaneous auctions as possible.
- auctions must be categorised and ‘discoverable’
- auctions must be as real-time as possible
- auctions must be mixed live and online
- video stream of the action after the fact
- handle money exchange
- participants must be tracked via a reputation index
- auction company expanding aggressively by merging with smaller competitors
- if nationwide auction is a success, replicate the model overseas
- budget is not constrained–this is a strategic direction
- company just exited a lawsuit where they settled a suit alleging fraud
Expectation from Dept
From which components does the final solution exist, how do they communicate with each other?
Describe the solution. What will we use and which infra architecture fits in with this?
Cost impact analysis:
What is a possible costs impact? What could be a good MVP to start with?
Also take into account the following characteristics and explain how this is taken into account. Feasibility, scalability, elasticity, reliability.