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Latest post on sustainable architecture: surprisingly simple epic wins

A surprising amount of simple can get an application over a number of speed bumps. We’re going to look up and down the whole application stack and use stories to show what simple things people have done to build a sustainable system without re-architecting. You’re gonna need a bigger boat One of my favourite stories from a colleague was when they consulted for a previous company. The application was struggling to scale and the answer from the development team was vertical scaling. Buying bigger servers, or putting in more RAM would buy more time for the application to keep ticking over until next time. My diligent colleague when joining this team spent some time digging around trying to find bottlenecks in the application. They discovered that there was not a single index on the database and that pretty much every transaction was doing a full table scan to get the result. ...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/surprisingly-simple-epic-wins/

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