Rails doesn't scale?

Hi everyone, I’d like an opinion.

Does Rails scales for something like an e-commerce that makes 5000 sells each day?

An e-commerce like ebay, for example.

Thanks in advance.

Ps.: I wanna convince my team that Rails is the way to go instead of PHP with Symphony.

Rodrigo Ruiz wrote in post #1042405:

Does Rails scales for something like an e-commerce that makes 5000 sells
each day?
An e-commerce like ebay, for example.

So how does 5000 sells a day equate to a high traffic web site? How
about instead giving us a figure measured in the units the rest of the
free world measure by (n requests/minute)?

http://lmgt4u.com/?q=Scaling+Rails

Like I didn’t google it first…

http://canrailsscale.com/

:slight_smile:

:slight_smile:

I think it will.

Given your rather hopeless metric of 5000 transactions a day gives us
one transaction every 17 seconds. I think an arthritic snail with a
pencil could cope with that.

You would be hard pressed to find a programming language that couldn't.

If this is a serious question then some better metrics would be in order.

http://railslab.newrelic.com/scaling-rails

lots of technical details in these webcasts...

jordan

I think it would be something like 200 requests/minute.

Is it ok for rails to handle?

Rodrigo Ruiz wrote in post #1042519:

I think it would be something like 200 requests/minute.
Is it ok for rails to handle?

If it couldn't then you would not be asking this question. Nobody would
have even ever heard of Rails.

Notice in the following article they talk in terms of thousands of
requests per SECOND. Any framework worth it salt can handle 200
requests/min with plenty of time to spare.

http://www.therailsway.com/2009/1/6/requests-per-second/

There is some really good advice here to IMHO:

http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ch04_Scale_Later.php

Thank you

Let me ask one more thing, what about 1000 requests per minute?