I am in the process of writing a business plan, seeking information that can
help me to estimate the cost of maintaining a large database. I would like
to see statistics on existing installations. There must be some statistics
available I just do not know where to find them.
The service I am trying to design would have a small public front end and a
large database supported part for registered users. User records will have
several dozen fields and each user could have hundreds of very simple
transaction records that I would need to keep indefinitely.
The questions I need answers for are:
a.. What is the average cost of supporting an on-line user (or let's say
per 1000 users?)
Can I find statistics that will break down the cost in view of the
whole business for:
programming and maintenance
connection cost; etc. - depending on the size of the database?
How many users can I (realistically) support on a single box?
a.. How many concurrent connections can I expect IIS to handle on a single
Is there some sort of tool that could help me to estimate my
system requirements as I design (sketch) the database?
At what size should I have to consider moving onto a
I think you got the idea.
Any help/advice/pointer will be greatly appreciated
Zork G. Hun