Mike Simpson on the Fruits of Making It Right

February 14, 2008

Mike describes a recent storage development, which started off emphasising correctness over performance…

… We spent a good long time on the data model…

Trouble was around the corner …

… our fabulously correct design nevertheless performed like a dog…

One RDBMS expert to the rescue, one index and …

Five minutes later, with that one change, round-trip transaction time for a request/response cycle had gone from 800ms to 50ms.

These things matter. The fact that they matter is immensely cool.

Compare, if you care to, with the impact of web caching when you get the model right in the web architecture.

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