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Scaling an RDBMS in 6 Steps

From Gavin Heavyside’s slides:

  • Launch successful service
  • Read saturation: add caching
  • Write saturation: add hardware
  • Queries slow down: denormalize
  • Reads still too slow: prematerialise common queries, stop joining
  • Writes too slow: drop secondary indexes and triggers

Scaling an RDBMS in 6 Steps

Original title and link: Scaling an RDBMS in 6 Steps (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)