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Scaling for E-Business: Technologies, Models, Performance, and Capacity Planning Paperback – May 7, 2000

ISBN-13: 007-6092007678 ISBN-10: 0130863289 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (May 7, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130863289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130863287
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,305,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Foreword by Jim Gray
Microsoft Research and 1998 ACM Turing Award Recipient

The Complete Guide to Techniques and Models to Evaluate and Plan E-Business Sites!

  • Avoid losing customers due to site crashes
  • Performance modeling and capacity planning for e-business infrastructure
  • Build and analyze customer behavior models
  • Plan your e-business site to avoid frequent upgrades and migrations
"E-business is transforming every element of business in many unknown ways. This book will give its readers a headstart in understanding the quantitative underpinnings of the new environment."
— Howard Frank, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland at College Park

Solid analysis of performance modeling and capacity planning for your e-business site! S low e-commerce sites cost their owners billions and embarrass and degrade their owners' brands. Don't let it happen to you!

Scaling for E-Business presents analysis techniques for quantifying and projecting every element of your e-business site's performance-and planning for the capacity you need, no matter what! Discover how to...

  • Characterize e-commerce workloads more accurately
  • Analyze the performance of authentication and payment services
  • Model contention for software servers, and ensure scalability
  • Model and plan for communications infrastructure
  • Forecast and cope with peak demand
  • Project the impact of agent technologies and non-PC devices

You can't turn to your vendors for these state-of-the-art techniques. But you can turn to Scaling for E-Business-and if you plan to succeed, you'd better!

About the Author

DANIEL A. MENASCÉ is Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, and a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

VIRGILIO A. F. ALMEIDA is Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and formerly held visiting positions at Xerox PARC and Boston University.

The authors' interests include performance modeling and capacity planning for large-scale Web and e-commerce environments.


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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Harrell J. Van Norman on May 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
Best book in print for designing e-business networking systems. This book leads a designer of E-business solutions through the steps necessary to ensure QoS objectives are meet, performance requirements are satisfied, and networks aren't over engineered. As an instructor of E-commerce Network Engineering for the Univeristy of California, I'm familar with current published literature, and there isn't anything out there that compares in clarity and completeness. This is Daniel Menasce's third book on the subject, and his best by far. On my short list of must read books for network engineers and system architects of E-business solutions.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Odysseas Pentakalos on May 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
Both "old" and "new" economy companies are scrambling to develop e-business systems to take advantage of the Internet revolution. This is the first book in the market to provide a framework that systems architects can use to build scalable solutions or to enhance the user experience of existing systems. There are academic papers that cover related topics at a very abstract level to be of practical use and similarly, there are practical articles that cover very specific topics. This book is a very nice compromise between those two extremes. I found the chapters on characterization of e-business workloads and on the development of performance models to be especially useful.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. REHMAN on October 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
I think it is the only book that deals with the e-business implementation methodocally and lays down a formal procedure. It is very well written and contains appropriate examples. It is recommendable not only for designers but also for managers.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Fernando Barraza A. on June 27, 2001
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This book is an excellent application of formal methodologies for e-business cases. The examples are useful according to the explanations. I was expecting more emphasis on cost of IT resources or methods in order to calculate. But, the authors guide the book in the resource and performance chapters showing an approach on how to measure from regular sites not from new e-business projects which begin from nothing, without any data from logs or similar metrics. However, the estrict compliance with the methodology presented and the explanation about security provided me with a good reason to have it.
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