Less is more.
Reduce complexity at all costs.
Over-engineering is one common sources of complexity.
- over-complicated solutions
- over-complicated designs (too many classes and objects)
- trying to predict the future
Keep scalability in mind when designing, developing, and deploying.
Go to The Scale Cube | AKF Partners for the picture
- x-axis: duplication, such as application code and database
- easiest to achieve, just make copies
- y-axis: split by verbs and nouns
- focus on the “final” verbs that operate on the data directly
- z-axis: split by properties of things, like hash-value of data
- data of users from region A are stored in a database near region A
Vertical or Horizontal Scaling¶
- Vertical: scale up
- add more resources to an system
- Horizontal: scale out
- add more machines
Use more and cheap devices.
- Cheaper to maintain
- Easier to scale
- Less time to fix
Use more multiple data centers.
- Consider load balancing, disaster recovery, networking, speed, cost
- What is a Data Center? | Cloudflare
- Backup site - Wikipedia
Use cloud smartly. Easy to set up and shut down as soon as we are done.
- batch processing
- pike load