[thelist] What is "scalability"?

Aral Balkan aral at aralbalkan.com
Wed Oct 23 07:35:01 CDT 2002

Scalability is not just about the hardware. It is about a combination of
hardware and software that allows a system to grow and adapt over time, not
only to increasing loads but also to changing business needs. If, everytime
a new business rule gets added you have to overhaul a major part of the
framework then that system is not scalable. That's why OO development and
the software engineering process are so important.

Aral :)
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My definition of "scalable" is the ability of a system--including both
hardware and software--to handle larger loads when required. <snip>
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