The Most Important AWS Feature for Performance and Scalability

The Most Important AWS Feature for Performance and Scalability

In the constantly evolving world of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has established itself as a pioneer. It is now offering businesses unparalleled levels of performance and scalability. Among the many features and services provided by AWS, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) stand out as the leader in achieving…

Why Generalists Are Better at Scaling the Web

Why Generalists Are Better at Scaling the Web

Recently at Surge 2011, the annual conference on scalability and performance, Google’s CIO Ben Fried gave an illuminating keynote address. His main insight was that generalists are the people that will lead engineering teams in successfully scaling the web. In a world where the badge of Specialist or Expert is prized, this was a refreshing perspective from an…

Mobile Scalability – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Mobile Scalability – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

As the number of mobile users and the complexity of mobile applications are constantly growing, one critical aspect that app developers and businesses must consider is “Mobile Scalability”. Mobile scalability refers to the ability of a mobile application or system to handle a growing number of users and increase data volumes without losing its performance…

The Myth of Five Nines – Why High Availability Is Overrated

The Myth of Five Nines – Why High Availability Is Overrated

In the Internet world, 24×7 has become the de facto standard. Websites must be always on, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In our pursuit of perfection, performance is being measured down to three decimal places, that is being up 99.999% of the time; in short, five-nines. Just like a mantra, when…

Why The Android Ecosystem Is Broken

Why The Android Ecosystem Is Broken

Six months ago, I got this crazy idea. Why not leave the mothership? Give up on iPhone and try Android. This is what being tech-agnostic is about, I thought––not being wedded to a single platform. Besides, the iPhone’s digital keypad just wasn’t working for me. I got a monthly Boost Mobile plan, which uses Sprint. Service was…

Five More Things Deadly to Scalability That You Must Know

Five More Things Deadly to Scalability That You Must Know

Scalability should be the primary concern in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business. It helps increase the ability of the system without decreasing the performance.  Previously, we have discussed 5 things toxic to scalability. In this article, we will go deeper into five more things that can pose a threat to scalability. Let’s explore…