I’ve been working in the cloud industry for nearly the past decade, and can say, without a doubt, that Database as a Service is one of the most interesting and challenging domains I’ve encountered. In 2005, I ran a software developers team that provided LAMP Software as a Service for enterprises; therefore, I became very familiar […]

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Lets start with a basic scenario where there is a sudden peak in the demand for an application service as the amount of clients’ requests increase. This event leads to a direct and immediate impact on the load placed on the web servers that host the service. In the traditional world, the number of servers […]

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The practice of shaping demand to fit the available resources can be found for example in transportation businesses, where airlines charges more for their service when demand is high and charge less to encourage more demand. In the real-time and interactive on-line world,  the challenge is to ensure that capacity meets demand. The following diagram […]

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