There’s this idea floating around that we can scale out our data services “just in time”. Proponents of cloud computing frequently tout this as an advantage of such a platform. Got a load spike? No problem, just spin up a few new instances to handle the demand. It’s a great sounding story, but sadly, things don’t quite work that way.
The Foursquare MongoDB story confirms it in the NoSQL databases space.
Original title and link: We are experiencing too much load. Let’s add a new server. (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)