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Data Majestic. Scalability thirsty Apps.

I have been interested on scalability of Humongous apps recently. Google declared the first ever free real time stock quotes provision today. So Tomorrow morning, If you are on Google Finance, You are not watching the 15-20 minute delayed results.

For an average Joe, this might be just another thing google can do. But for Technology enthusiasts, This is a much interesting step. Just give you an idea, a few days back Facebook opened up its chat feature to its ~70 million strong member base. Google does a similar feat with its Chat integration for its, I don't even know how many, million users. IMs are the least of issues. Presence Notification packets, Security, Keeping so many connections open, memory to handle all these are of highest consideration. It would be interesting how Google will explain feed polling from NASDAQ and delivery and still keep it realtime for Gigillian hits google.com/finance gets every day. What is even harder to imagine is how an open webapp(even available for unregistered visitors), will handle all these challenges and more.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many technical aspects. If this post locked you in for scalability, Get more here

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