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Understanding Big Data Scalability: Big Data Scalability Series, Part I by Cory Isaacson

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5. Scaling your Application

The dream of an elastic, on-demand application platform has been long-sought, and with today’s Cloud infrastructures the goal is more realistic than ever. High-intensity applications in a variety of areas (as discussed in the section on Today’s Big Data Explosion) require the ability to handle the load from a growing set of users or input volume.

This chapter covers these important questions:

• What are the common application architectures?

• What are the important tiers of the application infrastructure?

• What is required to scale each tier?

• How can you keep your application available 24X7 with an elastic platform?

• How is an Elastic Platform supported by a scalable Big Data infrastructure?

The Goals of a Scalable ...

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