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We are experiencing too much load. Let's add a new server.

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)

via: http://jamesgolick.com/2010/10/27/we-are-experiencing-too-much-load-lets-add-a-new-server..html