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Strategies to mitigate web application database scalability issues via the use of NOSQL

by on Mar.12, 2010, under APIIT/UCTI

    Introduction

The rise of web applications — websites that replace the functions of a software program that was traditionally installed on a personal computer – was one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. Huge numbers of “Web 2.0” startups are competing for user attention, and many observers predict rapid growth for web applications (Rubicon Consulting, Inc. 2007). Usage of a web application can outpace initial expectations. Growth is good for business but creates some real challenges when it comes to trying to keep everything up and running speedily along specially increasing traffic to web applications poses great challenges to database servers. End users are becoming more and more sensitive to the quality of the offered services. This requires addressing issues such as pushing quality of service (QoS) requirements into database processing and providing database system scalability (Ye 2002). But applications suffer from unpredictable load, especially due to events such as breaking news (e.g., Hurricane Katrina) and sudden popularity spikes (e.g., the “Slashdot Effect”) (Amit Manjhi 2009). Investing in a server farm that can accommodate such high loads is not only expensive (particularly after factoring in the management costs) but also risky because the expected customers might not show up. Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) provide such service by maintaining a large, shared infrastructure to absorb the load spikes that may occur for any individual application. However, CDNs currently do not provide a way to scale the database component of a Web application they only provide a way to mitigate network load hence the CDN solution is not sufficient when the database system is the bottle-neck, as such is in many web applications.

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Veynee Loabi

by on Jan.10, 2010, under APIIT/UCTI, Music

The following is the first of the video from  Maldivian Independence day celebration videos. More clips and Download links coming soon..

Loabi Vaaka neygey
Thiyanan bunaaka neygey
Thiyakan kuraaka neygey
(lyrics according to shaad)

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