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From Rickard Öberg <rickard.ob...@senselogic.se>
Subject Re: scalability of the jsr-170 api
Date Tue, 22 Feb 2005 15:52:46 GMT
David Nuescheler wrote:

> hi guys,
> 
> chuck asked a couple of weeks ago about the 
> scalability of the jcr api and the jackrabbit implementation.
> 
> according to this news story it seems like ibm seems 
> to use jsr-170 on top of petabyte scale repositories...
> 
> http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2005/0,4814,99453,00.html
> 
> i guess that would be good news with respect to 
> the scalability of the api ;)

But one would do well to differentiate between scalability and 
performance. For example, the IBM implementation may be dog slow, but as 
long as it is equally dog slow no matter the data size it is still 
"scalable". So the really interesting question is whether one can do an 
implementation which is both snappy and scalable?

/Rickard


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