High-Load Systems Development

Alfee experts high load applications that allow you to launch companies from scratch, which is guaranteed to withstand high loads. Our High-Load experts use approaches that help to significantly reduce the time to process user requests and increase the number accepted by the system - this is the art of high load systems development.


The specific character of high load software development systems lies in the fact that you cannot work with them like with any other system. As a rule, special attention is required when optimizing high load. Hundreds of interconnected settings can both "help" the system and spoil its work.

The job of a specialist is to choose the right parameters so that business tasks are performed successfully, and for this, you often have to study new materials, use previous experience, conduct many tests, and so on.

If you are looking for professional development services for high-load systems - choose Alfee.

What is high high-load enterprise systems and applications?

First there is an important axiom: high load projects have a relative meaning. This can be determined by the number of requests received from the web server or by the page's speed.

There are no standardized numbers for a single site or a single average site. One web page can process 1000 inquiries per second without difficulty while another will crash after 100 connections.

This does not involve any quantitative indicators. Explain the importance of reducing loads. Generally, high load refers to the high load a website will face. Wait there is something else here.

If the load systems take a long time to respond, most likely they will start searching somewhere else. Therefore, instant response is a distinctive and very important feature of a high traffic load system.

There is no clear line after which a project can be considered high-loaded: it depends on the infrastructure. If you have a small server, even a steady 10 requests per second can be a problem. But if you average it out, the high-load boundary is around a hundred requests per second.

A hundred requests per second is probably thousands and tens of thousands of users online: if each user makes a request once every few seconds, that's a few hundred requests per second.

Typically, because of the growing number of requests, the database is the first to hit. Optimizing the queries, or moving the database to a separate server, can be a solution to project development.

We use a combination of replication and shading strategies to provide fault tolerance and performance under high loads.

In addition to the database, we perform load balancer between servers, install caching servers and a load monitoring system.

Advantages of creating high-load solutions

Trying to implement a complex system by drawing up a detailed statement of work and sending it immediately to designers and developers, is initially doomed to failure. The project manager comes to the rescue when developing high-load systems development design.

Until the load systems have a developed prototype, where all parts of the system are thought out and reflected, it is impossible to accurately estimate the timing and budget for the project.

But the ability to more accurately forecast budgets and timelines is not the only of the pluses, consider others:

The prototype in developing high-load applications saves the project budget

The development of a prototype, making changes to it, and adjusting project tasks are many times cheaper than making changes at the design or programming stage.

Project visualization

The prototype provides the opportunity to "feel" the project from all sides, look at its appearance and adjust the logic of work if necessary. It also happens that at this stage, it is decided to stop working on the project, because it is not viable and the idea is not worth the investment of resources.

SEO optimization

If a prototype is developed based on a well-designed structure that is based on real user requests, it will save on refinements in the future and help the load systems to work better from the first months and boost more traffic.

Higher conversion

Websites with a more unique look and feel have a higher conversion rate, and users work with them and order products more willingly.


At the design stage, laid elements of the interface, which will later help the project to scale - think of transitions between pages and modal windows, laid the buttons, input fields and other controls. If companies miss this point, they will have to redo pages and parts of the project as a whole.

Planning the volume of content

When it becomes clear what the high load apps will look like, what pages and sections it will have, it becomes possible to plan the amount of content you need to write. This helps to avoid overspending the budget on redundancies and to avoid random errors that everyone forgot about.

Improving the speed and quality of large-scale web apps

Thanks to current capabilities, coders and programmers don't have to make a bunch of unnecessary edits and rewrite parts of the project. This helps to make the code cleaner, and the speed and quality of the web servers is optimal.

Why should you outsource the optimization of high-load systems to the Alfee team?


In addition to the quality performance of their direct duties, our specialists understand the basic principles that are used or can be used in the project. Our advantages include:

Full-cycle high-load system development services allows you to save on hardware

Initially, the cost of the hardware part of a high load system is considerably higher than the cost of a conventional application. If you inflate it with flexibility, the amount of equipment required will multiply.

The rigidity of the system solves the problem of increasing resource costs, and devops engineers do their best to balance the high app performance of the system and the capital budget.

We offer professional custom high-load system development

Knowing about the problems of scaling and the increasing load on the integration layer, we work out the most economical long-term developing high-load apps strategy in advance.Why is it important? Let us consider an example of the wrong strategy, when it is decided, if the need arises, to horizontally scale some part of the system infinitely.

It seems that there is nothing wrong with this approach. But in reality, you will first need a server for 0.5 million, then a more powerful one for 3 million, after that for 30 million, and the system still will not cope. And even if you agree to pay further, sooner or later there will be no technical way to solve the problem.

Bottom line: you have thrown away a lot of money, and eventually you are left without a decision and will have to make a system from scratch. That is why the strategy - understanding how load balancing will be refined - is developed by our specialists in advance.

We Use Simplifying Solutions for full-cycle development of high-load software solutions

Before starting work, we always ask the client a question: what is the main thing in the system for him? And we use 95% of our resources and efforts to implement this, leaving little things “overboard”.

We help our clients separate the wheat from the chaff to get the most useful high-load development strategy for mobile apps and save their money.

Technical consulting for building high-load systems

We always start with a detailed study of the client's business requirements. Having understood the process, we will show you how to build a high load system in the best way. We will point out the critical points and give recommendations on what really needs to be done and what is better to avoid.

Along with developing a strategy, we will offer not only the optimal high-load and high-performance mobile applications development but also economic ones.

Questions for High-Load System Developers

What is high load system?

You can try to define what high load infrastructure is by these theses:

  • more users visiting the resource at the same time;
  • a large amount of processed and analyzed data;
  • complex algorithms, back-end infrastructure, calculations and computations;
  • the need for a large number of resources to support performance.

What is a high load application?

Highly loaded projects (high loads) are websites, services and applications that handle a large volume of several requests.

These are online stores, messengers, social networks, online banks: hundreds and thousands of users simultaneously buy, communicate, upload photos, transfer money. Servers process their actions without stopping.

High Load Systems Development Services

Any service or site that is actively developing, sooner or later faces the problem of constantly growing load. The service begins to work more slowly. There are problems with response, and, in the worst case, the server crashes.

At such times, the service resembles a restaurant with too many customers. Waiters taking orders are no longer enough; a huge queue of requests builds up in the kitchen, which becomes impossible to handle in time. In a short time, work becomes paralyzed, and the restaurant is forced to close.

To prevent this from happening, you should take care in advance to develop a high load architecture. It is best to lay down a scalable architecture before launching the service itself. However, if you didn't do that in the first place, you can work on that as well.

Why is the high-load system a suitable solution for your type of business?

If in the general case, you need to determine how many people the project may encounter and how large and complex array of data will have to work.

But it is better to start from the type of project:

  • Information resources: in the vast majority of cases, the answer - you do not need to plan the architecture in advance, a very small number of information resources outgrows the capabilities of a single server with a properly configured content management system.
  • Online stores: here it all depends on the breadth of the assortment, if the assortment theoretically cannot grow to hundreds of thousands of items, then you do not need special solutions.
  • Social networks: the main criterion is the theoretically possible number of participants and links between them. If we are talking about a small regional or narrowly themed social network, you can not bother to put everything in a relational database, but something larger requires a scalable solution.
  • Technological projects: projects based on technical know-how directly depend on it, as a rule, when designing the "zest" of the project, it becomes clear which architecture is more suitable for it and how to develop it in the future.
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