On Mar 7, 2007, at 3:41 PM, khaines / enigo.com wrote:
>> Eventually the database will be the bottleneck, hence federation.
>
> Again, though, you'll have to scale very, very large before you  
> ever have to worry about the db being a bottleneck, provided you  
> pay attention to schema design and proper db tuning.

I think that long before the database becomes a performance
bottleneck you'll be worried about it being a single point of failure.

Redundancy and availability issues are tricky even for low-volume
applications.

Gary Wright