Tag: architecture

Process massive volumes of real-time data updates and serve high volumes of queries.

Perspectives on Software Performance

Early decisions in system design can have long-term consequences which are hard to change later on. The changes to the system made in response to growing load are rarely given careful consideration, as they are frequently implemented during an emergency so severe that it can no longer be ignored. The ultimate result is a system that becomes increasingly complex, hard to work with, and costly in both hardware and engineering-hours needed to make changes.