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Gmail Doesn't Scale?  (View post)

Adam O'Donnell [PersonRank 0]

Monday, April 11, 2005
15 years ago

While I certainly don't have the technical knowledge of some of the people likely to weigh in on this debate, I simply don't believe this. So Blogger is slow. That doesn't mean every popular Google service has to be slow. Wouldn't we all agree that Google itself (remember Google does searching too) is pretty fast? And there's definitely a large audience for it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Absolutely – is a good example of how well Google are able to scale if they *want* to. I could imagine is slow because it wasn't developed in-house, originally, and possibly, it doesn't scale up well/ isn't easy to relaunch in a day. As for Orkut, that uses ASPX (.NET), which is a telling difference from what I think Google otherwise uses.

I'm optimistic for Gmail, I do wonder though what Scoble overheard...

Brian [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I think it is just evidence of the 70-20-10 model. I’ve read before that Gmail and Blogger fit into that 10% of “things that truly interest us”, and they probably get 10% of the computing resources too.

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