Size Does Matter: Network Packet Envy for the Modern Age

    By: Mr. Chris Ian Pollach, Gold Member on May 15, 2009

    Yes size really does matter when you are talking about a client-server application, a web server, or an application server communicating with a Data Base Management System! This is an area that is often overlooked when designing very large application systems that can potentially generate an excessive amount of concurrent users, heavy database transaction loads, complex queries, large data stream content or even a mixture of the above.

    Recently, I had the opportunity to put this subject under the magnifying glass when tuning up a client’s ASE (Application Server Enterprise) database that was operating at over 1 million input / output requests per hour. The ASE server was receiving requests from PowerBuilder native Windows applications, JSP and ASP.Net web pages and EAServer (Sybase’s application server) clusters.

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    Released: May 15, 2009, 1:25 pm | Updated: February 17, 2014, 8:56 pm
    Keywords: ASE DBA Article | Technical Journal | Chris Pollach | Development | Network Troubleshooting




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