Rodeo: 2 questions

David Bovill david at
Thu May 20 15:13:08 EDT 2010

On 20 May 2010 19:21, Jerry Daniels <jerry.daniels at> wrote:

> Absolutely.
> Best,
> Jerry Daniels
> Create iPad web apps with Rodeo:
> On May 20, 2010, at 11:49 AM, Andre Garzia <andre at> wrote:
> > You're probably safe on On-Rev or Rodeo or whatever is invented soon

Ok. Still would be good to get some detail. As far as I can tell at the
moment Rodeo is:

   1. offered on a standard On-Rev hosting package.
   2. but it is on a dedicated server
   3. it will be possible to arrange further traditional load balancing and
   add extra servers as demand requires
   4. that we can expect such an infrastructure to cope with several
   thousand users at a time, but probably not hundreds of thousands of
   concurrent users.

It would be interesting to know the details because having a clear migration
path that On-Rev users can plan for is a particular issue - because it is
not quite so straight forwards to migrate an On_Rev application to other
hosting - though hopefully the revServer package will make this easier.

In terms of cost, the point I am making is that you get good capacity for
free for instance with Amazon SimpleDB, and you don;t have to do anything to
scale it - just pay for the actual usage. N-tier requires a hundred if not
thousands of pounds up front. Also if you need to plan for many hundreds of
thousands of concurrent users - then again something like SimpleDB or the
equivalent becomes an interesting option. These options were not available
to developers until very recently.

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