[Seaside] Seaside and high-volume websites
tobl at amazon.com
Wed Jun 7 19:08:06 UTC 2006
I believe Nevin uses Glorp/Postgres
From: seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:seaside-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Chad Nantais
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 11:50 AM
To: The Squeak Enterprise Aubergines Server - general discussion.
Subject: Re: [Seaside] Seaside and high-volume websites
Thanks for sharing this, Nevin.
May I ask how you store your data (object DB, relational DB, the image)?
On 6/7/06, Nevin Pratt <nevin at bountifulbaby.com> wrote:
> I just wanted to provide a report to everyone on our experiences. We
> have experienced very high volume this week, and Seaside has handled
> things just fine.
> First of all, many of you might remember about a year ago I
> questioned Seaside's ability to handle high volume. At that time, we
> had an image growth problem that killed the image after a few days. I
> think it was due to a DOS attack at that time that we have not experienced since.
> Anyway, we created a new doll, Avery, which you can see in the middle
> of our home page:
> A couple of weeks before we received our shipment of these dolls, we
> gave a prototype to a lady by the name of Carol Canale. We also gave
> Carol one of our manufactured bodies-- ones that we manufactured here
> at Bountiful Baby specifically for the Avery doll.
> Carol is probably the best reborn artist in the world. She
> "reborn'd" the vinyl, and turned it into a *very* realistic baby doll.
> It sold on eBay for $5600. Here is the link:
> This auction was the highest selling reborn baby doll in eBay's history.
> It was also the #1 watched auction in all of the "Dolls & Bears"
> supercategory on eBay most of the time the auction was on. It
> generated a huge amount of interest in our Avery's, and our
> "pre-notification" list grew to an incredible number of interested
> folks, all of whom wanted to be notified when our shipment of Avery's came in.
> So, when our first shipment of Avery's came in, I was very worried
> about Seaside's ability to handle the volume.
> Well, our first shipment of Avery's came in on Monday. We made most
> of them available to our customers on Monday. They sold out within
> about an hour. Then Tuesday we made another 160 available (our last
> ones from this shipment). They sold out in 53 minutes.
> And Seaside handled things just fine, without even a hickup (we are
> still running Seaside 2.3).
> I just thought a lot of you might like to know.
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