Scaling any web application is a problem almost every startup encounters. One day you are happily serving 10,000 users and suddenly that pesky CNN picks up on you and you are trying to keep the servers from overheating with the million users who decide to check you out.
However, it isn’t all about putting the latest hardware, more disk or more RAM. Scaling is a subtle art of truly understanding your application and your database, discovering pain points in the applicationand using various Open Source software and technologies to get you to where you want:
Topics of the proposal:
+ Creating a scaling profile of your web application.
+ Identifying pain points
+ Scaling your application
+ Scaling your database, especially MySQL
+ Are you prepared for a million visitors?
Duleepa Wijayawardhana is the Sun/MySQL Community Relations Manager for North America and is an open-source evangelist. Prior to joining the community team, he was one of MySQL Web Team’s Web Developers managing and working on the popular mysql.com.
Before joining MySQL, Dups worked for game developer BioWare Corp. in Edmonton, Canada (now Electronic Arts) where he helped develop the BioWare Community Site, BioWare Store, and various other game-related properties as well as being Manager for BioWare’s Application Support Team.
He lives in Montreal, Canada. http://blogs.sun.com/dups // http://www.dups.ca
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