INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY TASTERS
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The basic foundation that underpins effective performance and technical architecture work is a solid understanding of the major hardware and software technologies that are used in server-based systems. The simple objective of these tasters is to provide a brief introduction to a range of technologies. In my experience, there are a small number of key aspects, typically no more than six, that heavily influence the performance and scalability capabilities of any particular technology. The tasters attempt to convey these key pointers. There is, quite deliberately, no attempt to compare products or technologies; the objective is to provide sufficient grounding that the reader can confidently perform his or her own reviews. Although the tasters contain useful information that can assist performance analysts and technical architects, they are no substitute for a comprehensive understanding that can only come from more in-depth study. My background is in commercial IT systems and it is therefore inevitable that the material is heavily biased in that direction.