Re: Update schema while new data is coming in

Antje,

In addition to all the excellent advice you have been given, make sure
that you have adequate levels of load and performance testing, as well
a strong release/change management processes in place. Without this,
your 24x7 website WILL have issues regardless of the way you manage
outage: without load testing on similar or scaled down hardware and a
clear understanding of what changed and when it was changed, and how
it is communicated and managed, your organization is setting itself up
for disaster...

And of course, all of this will take lots of time, talent and money!
So make sure your management understands that adding a single 9 to the
uptime of 99.9% logarithmically increases cost.

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