Scaling for E-business

Scaling for E-business

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Annotation The complete guide to planning and building E-business sites! Ensure functionality through performance modeling and capacity planning methods -- correctly analyze and project site needs and performance! Keep your site from crashing, losing money and customer confidence: ensure scalability and handle peak demands. Foreword by Jim Gray: Microsoft Research and 1998 ACM Turing Award Recipient. In 1999, slow E-commerce sites cost their owners $44 billion in lost revenue -- and site failures have embarrassed companies from Britannica to eBay, Victoria's Secret to Charles Schwab. In Scaling for e-Business, two of the world's leading Web performance experts present powerful techniques for characterizing, predicting, anticipating, and addressing every aspect of E-commerce site performance. Scaling for e-Business demonstrates how to characterize E-commerce workloads more accurately than any book published yet. It clearly demonstrates techniques for analyzing the performance of authentication and payment services; modeling contention for software servers; modeling and planning for communications infrastructure; and most importantly, forecasting and addressing peak demand. Finally, the Web/E-Commerce developer will discover how to evaluate and project the long-term impact of changes in his/her site visitor profile -- even the growth of non-PC devices and traffic from qintelligent agentsq such as comparative shopping bots. Daniel A. Menasce is Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. Virgilio A.F. Almeida Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, and formerly held a visiting research position at Xerox PARC. Their research interests include performance modeling and capacity planning for large-scale Web and e-commerce systems.The POS terminal generates a record, called a capture record, for every authorization. The merchant collects several ... banks for that credit card brand. GreatBooks bookstore sends batch files to the Credit Card Processing Service ( see Fig.

Title:Scaling for E-business
Author:Daniel A. Menascé, Virgilio A. F. Almeida
Publisher:Prentice Hall Professional - 2000


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