5 things toxic to scalability

Check out our followup post 5 More Things Deadly to Scalability If you’re using MySQL checkout 5 ways to boost MySQL scalability. 1. Object Relational Mappers ORMs are popular among developers but not among performance experts.  Why is that?  Primarily these two engineers experience a web application from entirely different perspectives.  One is building functionality, …

iHeavy Insights 81 – Web Performance Metrics

Metrics are those pesky little numbers we like to keep an eye on to see how we’re doing.  Website performance may be full of lots of jargon and fancy terminology but in the end the purpose is the same.  Watch the numbers to know how we’re doing. In Economics If you follow the economy you’re …

Performance Metrics – What are they and why are they important?

In order to understand how fast your website is, we need some numbers.  We call these fancy numbers performance metrics, objective measures that we can track over time.  We can track them for seasonality as well as website traffic and growth.  But we can also track them for feature and application changes based on deployments …

Metrics Bridge Gap Between IT & Business Units

On the business side we’ve all seen requests for hardware purchases that seem astronomical, or somehow out of proportion to the project at hand.  And on the IT side we’ve been faced with the challenge of selling capital expenditures on technology, as demands grow. Collecting statistics on real usage of server systems, and then connecting …