If you encounter a vendor wanting thousands of dollars for a load-testing tool, in my opinion and experience, it is over-priced.
Conversations on Java memory management and tuning. Java, JVM, Containers.
It is far easier if we simply have that mind set, to scale up, from day one.
Some Cloud vendors are charging extra for the number of database transactions.
Memory leak, Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 64-bit on VM Ware ESX 4.1 and ColdFusion 9.01
We should all, always be striving for improvements and evolution, even revolution, yet let us not make things worse in the process, that makes no sense at all, in fact, it is literally, nonsense.