Bill Higgins asked for some eyeballs. Not sure I can provide any, but its potentially quite an interesting discussion over at Billy Newport’s blog.
I think it’s becoming clear now that AJAX enabled applications generate a higher load on an application server than a non AJAX application. I guess customers will have to size their boxes appropriately as a result.
I tend to agree with Boris Kuschel that the claim is unsubstantiated. I bet the folks at Zimbra have some good insights because their platform is both AJAXy and enterprisey. Scott – what’s the score? Some IBMers want to know. So do I actually.
Its worth pointing out that in a blog post, Scaling Up Zimbra, Scott doesn’t mention the effect Billy suggests. Another anti-evidence: gmail.
So we need to:
1. Establish whether AJAX methods do actually significantly increase server load
2. Work out what the implications are.