Scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process, to handle growing amount of work in a capable manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.

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Books on web scalability, performance, optimisation [on hold]

I wonder what books could you recommend on above subjects. I had a look on Steve Souders books but it seems that they are bit outdated. Web Optimization by Andrew B. King was published in 2008 so also ...
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What mind mapping software is scalable to thousands of nodes? [closed]

I've been using XMind for about 3 years. I write down a lot of information in it, which causes the file to become quite large. After a while (>1000 nodes) everything becomes slow - loading, saving, ...
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Excel sharepoint scalability

We have a huge set of linked (15+ files) and huge .xlsx and .xlsm spreadsheets (2-17 Mb) on a network drive, and they've grown to a point where it fails in various ways on a daily basis (Office 2010). ...
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Why are there limits to scaling relational databases? [closed]

It is often repeated that the Big Data problem is that relational databases can not scale to process the massive volumes of data that are now being created. But what are these scalability limitations ...
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Reliable, free 2D dimensional drawing tool

So far the CAD programs I have checked don't seem to support what I am looking for - but I'd be happy to be shown wrong :) I want to be able to create dimensioned, scalable 2D drawings - specifically ...
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Implications of using many USB web cameras

I'm looking into connecting multiple low resolution USB webcams to a single computer. What implications might this have on performance? How does, for example, four 320x240 cameras fare against a ...
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How does cron work?

I'd like to write an app that heavily use cron. It'll execute python programs that run in less than a second every minute. How mane of this lines: */1 * * * * python crtip.py parameters my crontab ...
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Cache coherence literature for big (>=16CPU) systems

What books and articles can you recommend to learn basis of cache coherence problems in big SMP systems (which are NUMA and ccNUMA really) with >=16 cpu sockets? Something like SGI Altix architecture ...
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Is this way of using Excel 2007 Pivot table for BI scalable?

Background: We need to consolidate sales data across the country to do analysis Our Internet connection/IT expertise/IT investment is not quite strong, therefore full BI solution is out of question ...