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Chapter 11, Problem 17RQ
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What is scalability?

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Explain the term scalability.

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Scalability:

The ability of an information system to develop easily and economically with the increase in the requirements of a user is termed as scalability. Scalability is illustrated with its four important dimensions which are size, speed, workload and transaction cost.

The four dimensions of scalability are explained below:

  • Size: With the increase in size of a database, the response time for a query also increases in a scalable system.
  • Speed: In a scalable system, with the increase in the capacity of the hardware, the response time for a query reduces...

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