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Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Lars Fastrup, Patrick Tissegham

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Software Boundaries

With software, it is possible to implement the same functionality in many different ways. Given the same hardware, some implementations will perform by an order of magnitude better than other implementations. It all depends on the algorithms used at the different hot spots in the application. Therefore, performance capabilities and scalability are also affected by the internal software architecture and specific implementation of SharePoint. Fortunately, SharePoint is a well-thought-out product designed with performance and scalability in mind.

However, it is not always feasible to choose a design that scales indefinitely. Such designs often come at the price of increased time and costs for development and testing, as well as ...

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