Revolution #11: The Holiday Season

With the holidays soon upon us, I wanted to briefly reflect on the pattern of users we’ve seen over the year – it’s been very busy, and very exciting.  The takeaway is, we had 944 users put in 3,098 requests for data since we went live. Not just surprising, but shocking to us that we’ve seen […]

Revolution #10: System Resilience

One ongoing challenge we face is preparing for large amounts of system demand – which can be very spikey.  Because of the system design of GeoQuery, we effectively have three potential points of failure: Front end server – The website people see (geoquery.org and the data front-ends). Database server – What the front-end pings to […]