« The REST Dialogues, Part 2 with a Real eBay Architect | Main | Omniscient Inference, The Promise of SOA, REST, and ROA »

Friday, November 24, 2006

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83456008969e200d8342c6a3553ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference You Scaled Your What?:

» Real World Scaling from Joined Up Thinking
Having been an architect-with-a-capital A for a fairly large website, Im always very interested in the opinions of others who have done the same thing. Although it is not uncommon to see opinions about how to build a relatively small site or h... [Read More]

» You Scaled Your What? summary from KDS Software Group
Dan outlines the following traits: Transactional scalability Data scalability Operational scalability Deployability Productivity Feature time-to-market Bookmark to: ... [Read More]

Comments

Graham

Sun's terms ( for architectural vectors ) :

-scalability
-maintainability
-manageability -extensibility
-security
-performance
-reliability
-stability

They seem to define scalability in terms of "transaction headroom".

The other vectors you mentioned seem to me to fit better under the other headings:

e.g.
-time to market ( extensibility ),
-operation scalability ( manageability ), -productivity (maintainability ).

However, whatever terms you use, you're basic point that they interact is well made.

Dan Pritchett

The biggest challenge I have with Sun's terms is establishing metrics to evaluate your success. We used these when we initially began the architecture but how do you measure your progress on stability? What about security?

These are excellent systemic qualities to consider but ultimately you want to measure the success of your architecture and several of these are hard to measure. So you have to adjust them to something that can be directly measured.

Peter

Dan, I attened the talk at SDForum, it was fascinating! Thank you to you & Randy and eBay for allowing you to make those slides public. Does Randy have a blog or is there any way to get into contact with him?

Dan Pritchett

Peter, send me email and I'll connect you with Randy.

Kirill

Unreadable font on the graphic :(

anon

"Unreadable font on the graphic :("

It didn't scale very well, did it? :)

The comments to this entry are closed.