Scalability is a description of whether a system can be expanded – either in data volumes, number of users or transaction rates

No system will be able to scale indefinitely.

This creates the necessity to assess whether a system can be expanded to a certain level – and usually at the same time describe what means will be needed.

Such an assessment will take its offspring in knowledge about an existing implemention of the system and will include an evaluation of potential bottlenecks that might limit the scalability of the system.

It becomes clear that the bigger the gap between the existing system and the expected future implementation – the bigger the uncertaincy.

Therefore an assessment of a systems scalability also must include an assessment of the usability of the information about the existing system.

Det kan her vise sig som en fordel, hvis det er muligt at anvende informationer fra flere eksisterende systemer (som det typisk vil være muligt med standardsystemer).

Martin Berg Consult can execute an assessment of the scalability of a system with respect to the database.

The assessment will be founded on gathering data about the behaviour of existing systemer.