How is horizontal scaling different from vertical scaling?

<p style=”text-align:justify”>Horizontal scaling is usually done by partitioning the data where each node contains only a portion of data.</p> <p style=”text-align:justify”>Whereas, in the case of vertical scaling, the data is present is on a single node only and scaling is done by spreading the load between the CPU and RAM resources.</p>

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What is vertical scaling?

Vertical scaling refers to adding more computational resources such as RAM, CPU, etc. to the server (either database or application server) as per the demand. Vertical scaling is done to increase the input/output operations, amplification of CPU/RAM capacity as well as the disk capacity.

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What is horizontal scaling?

Horizontal scaling refers to adding more processing units or physical machines to the server or database. It is involved with the growth in the number of nodes in the cluster, which reduces the responsibilities of each node in the cluster. The load is reduced by providing additional end-points for client connections. Horizontal scaling is done […]

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What are the benefits of auto-scaling?

The benefits of auto-scaling include- •Better fault tolerance: Auto-scaling helps in determining and detecting which of the instances present on the server is unhealthy. Once established, the unhealthy instance is quickly terminated, and another healthy instance is sent as a replacement for the unhealthy one. •Better availability: Auto-scaling helps in ensuring that the application has […]

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What are the advantages of auto-scaling?

The key advantages of auto-scaling include- •Companies which run their own web infrastructure, auto-scaling refers to allowing some of the servers to go offline when there is low load, thereby saving on electricity costs •Companies which have their infrastructure hosted in the cloud, auto-scaling helps in keeping lower bills, as most of the cloud providers […]

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