Capable of being scaled.
adj. Pertaining to the capability of a system to adapt readily to a greater or lesser intensity of use, volume or demand. For example, a scalable system can efficiently adapt to work with larger or smaller networks performing tasks of varying complexity.
''Scalable'' is a term that describes how well a system can be adapted and expanded to meet increased demands.
A computer application or product (hardware or software) is said to be scalable if it can continue to function well when changed in size or volume in order to meet a user need. Typically, the rescaling is to a larger size or volume. For example, your database has grown 10 fold with information, is your system sufficiently scalable to accommodate the increased information. Also, it is the ability not only to function well in the rescaled situation, but to actually take full advantage of it. For example, an application program would be scalable if it could be moved from a smaller to a larger operating system and take full advantage of the larger operating system in terms of performance (user response time and so forth) and the larger number of users that could be handled.
A system that can grow to meet changing business needs without requiring major modification. EDO Publish, for example, can be used for sites ranging from tens of page up to tens of thousands of pages.
Able to be changed in size or configuration to suit changing conditions. For example, a scalable database can grow in the number of users it supports, in the number of records it stores, or in complexity.
Able to use the same applications and systems software on all classes of computers from desktop workstations to super computers.
Able to be changed in size or configuration to suit changing conditions.For example, a company that plans to set up a client/server network may want to have a system that not only works with the number of people who will immediately use the system, but the number who may be using it in one year, five years, or ten years.
A script, program or object and that can be used for large or small purposes without major changes. For example, MySQL is a scalable database because it can be used for small and large databases. A script that utilizes MySQL could be said to be a scalable solution because the database could accommodate growth.
The ability to make something bigger or smaller by degrees.
The ability of a product or network to accommodate growth.
A program designed on a workstation and can also be run on a larger machine (such as a supercomputer) is said to be scalable. Also, a computer to which more processors, disk drives, etc. can be added is referred to as scalable.
A system is scalable if it can be made to have more (or less) computational power by configuring it with a larger (or smaller) number of processors, amount of memory, inter connection bandwidth, input/output bandwidth, and mass storage. Last Reviewed: 2005-03-31
A property of vector graphics which allows them to be made larger or smaller without any degradation of the graphic.