Scalling your Web Site for the un-expected...


This was so funny (or sad) that I could not keep it for myself: A web application with Oracle's branding that is not able to handle the load as the Access ODBC drivers gets the number of connections down to 0. There was just a few hundreds of frantic web shoppers trying to get first to the registration page. A static HTML form may have done just fine.

Next time you design a web site to scale up, remember to avoid unnecessary use of resource that are finite...

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