[Seaside] Seaside and high-volume websites

Blanchard, Todd tobl at amazon.com
Wed Jun 7 19:08:06 UTC 2006

I believe Nevin uses Glorp/Postgres 

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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:
>     http://www.bountifulbaby.com
>  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:
>     http://tinyurl.com/z7l8o
>  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.
>  Nevin
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