Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Designing Scalable Systems

Many software based problems with large amounts of persistent data have already, or are currently, out growing the typical design of a single database for all persistence requirements. The need to build scalable software systems is becoming paramount as the amount of data that software applications deal with grows and as we move software applications to the cloud where the addition of more distributed computing power is only an API call away.

Ricky Ho has put together a comprehensive list of general principles and common techniques to use when designing scalable systems. It's a great list to reference while thinking about and designing new components for a software system that is required to scale.

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