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3answers
488 views

What types of systems have to “scale up” rather than “scale out”?

I have been wondering for a long time if there are systems that have to "scale up" (onto a more powerful, more expensive server) rather than "scale out" by being split across many smaller servers. ...
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2answers
60 views

Scaling web application across multiple services

We're developing our web application and have been working on reducing our load times. When we began developing the application, we signed up with a well known hosting provider offering "dedicated ...
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1answer
44 views

Scalable Cloud solution for High Availability [closed]

Scenario: I am about to launch a cloud software in a couple months. This will be a SaaS solution for multiple clients. The software deals with Healthcare o Encryption at rest is a requirement. It is ...
6
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4answers
2k views

PostgreSQL scaling up to 64 cores?

In this Computer World article, it specifies that PostgreSQL can scale up to a core limit of 64. Does this mean for one multi-core processor of 64 cores? Or multiple processors with fewer cores? The ...
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1answer
85 views

Choosing a database management system to maximize availability and scalability [closed]

If I was planning on choosing a database management system and know that the data needs to be available as close to 100% as possible and that it needs to scale as well as possible, is there a "best" ...
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1answer
199 views

How do you host a big data web application? [closed]

Affordable alternative to Linode. I am using linode to serve my web application. The application serves, what I consider big data using ~ 30GB for our model US State and we serve a few hundred ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Database scalability with write-heavy application

I have a write-heavy application. The application is best compared to surveys - the customer creates custom questionares and this is saved to the database. Most of the requests are from their users ...
0
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1answer
216 views

Approximately, how many writes can a EC2 large dedicated Mongo server handle?

Let's assume that it was only writes. Each "document" inserted is less than 140 characters. How many writes can this database handle?
0
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1answer
180 views

Can sql server scalable shared databases work with a vmware (ESX server) shared disc?

I've recently found out about sql server scalable shared database technology and I'd like to test it out in a vmware environment. Our production environment is SAN based but we don't have a test ...
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2answers
145 views

Push sub-database to master-database?

Say, I have a big database globalclients which is very very big. Now, I divide this big database to 100 sub-databases, as: chinaclients japanclients koreaclients indiaclients brazilclients etc. ...
3
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2answers
3k views

What are the best strategies for scaling up my web application to be able to cope with a large volume of users?

I want to get some advice / best practices for how to go about developing a strategy for scaling up my a web application. I waffle on a bit here and show my limited knowledge but want to fill in my ...
3
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2answers
361 views

Good Books About Scaling Up Databases/Servers/etc.? [closed]

I've applied for an internship at a startup company that expects its user base to grow by a large factor in a small amount of time, and so part of their project is to scale everything up so that ...
0
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2answers
361 views

Windows Server 2008 Web vs Standard

Please tell me what choice will be best between Windows Server 2008 R2 Web edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition for NoSQLDatabase/BackendComputing scaling farm? I am pretty sure that ...
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3answers
1k views

Scalable database architecture for heavy read and heavy write?

I am developing a web application which will require scaling to multiple servers. I'll need multiple web servers running my application code, and there will be heavy reads and heavy writes to the ...
1
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1answer
131 views

Are there any pitfalls with having multiple MySQL databases on 1 server node?

I want to prepare my database for sharding in the future. But right now I only need 1 node. What I'd like to do is to shard the database into virtual shards, say 12 shards, and put all of them onto ...
2
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2answers
182 views

Designing a web application to scale

While designing a web application facebook application to be precise. Which can spike and increase rapidly because of it vitality and is right intensive. What point should one keep in mind while ...
7
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4answers
8k views

postgreSQL vs Cassandra vs MongoDB vs Voldemort?

Which database to decide upon? Any comparisions? Existing: postgresql Issues Not easily scalable horizontal. Needs sharding etc Clustering does not solve the data growth problem ...
2
votes
1answer
194 views

What database is easy to maintain and manage in a cluster?

I'm looking for a database (DBMS) that is easy to scale out. I would like to have high availability so I need a multi-master cluster, where the data is replicated to two or more physical computers. I ...
0
votes
2answers
806 views

how many databases can a single server handle?

I heard that in general, you don't see a single server running sqlserver having more than 100-150 databases on it. Is this the same case with mysql or postgres?
1
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1answer
154 views

Create a database for scalability

I know this sounds like a programming question which means it should be on stackoverflow but i believe server admins worry about this more and i am not looking for just the programming answer to this ...
22
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6answers
3k views

Scaling databases with cheap SSD hard drives

I hope that many of you are working with high traffic database-driven websites, and chances are that your main scalability issues are in the database. I noticed a couple of things lately: Most large ...