October 17, 2019

I did the math

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After running in prod for a day I was able to do some napkin math and determine that 1000 checks would end up using 32GB of database storage for a year. While that sounds crazy, it helped give insights on future scaling and data retention limits.

This is VERY early speculation that I don't need to do, but I always enjoy doing for some reason.

The MVP focus has helped me ignore the future storage issue and consider the current data storage as doing something that doens't scale

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    I'd handle that issue by having a retention system that thins out the data based on age.

    For example, the chance of a user needing to know what the response time was at 5.30am 4.5 months ago is very low - probably just storing a datapoint for the day would be fine.

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