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Pro Oracle Application Express by Scott Spendolini, John Edward Scott

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CHAPTER 14Performance and Scalability

Quite often, we tend to think of performance and scalability in terms of optimizing large systems to cope with huge numbers of end users. However, that is only one side of it. Often, even the most modest of systems can benefit from considering performance and potential scalability in their design.

Performance and scalability can be measured in many different ways. For example, for one application, they might be measured as the number of end users who can simultaneously enter data into a data-entry screen. For another application, they might be measured by the numbers of end users who are able to run a report simultaneously. At another site, they might simply be measured by the number of end users who are ...

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