7. Planning for the Application Lifecycle

Over time, long-running applications need more storage space in SimpleDB and may need to support a higher traffic load. Planning for this situation ahead of time and tracking historical usage will serve as an aid to decision making. This chapter covers practical considerations when planning for the future of a SimpleDB application.

Capacity Planning

Planning for the level of storage and bandwidth an application will need is important. Often, the default level of storage and bandwidth available from a database is more than enough to cover the expected usage of an application. This is commonly true of web applications based on a relational database that you manage yourself using reasonably fast hardware. ...

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