Hello, I am wondering is Coldfusion 9 is a good product for developing an election tracking system, where results from over 22000 polling stations are send in via SMS.
Since I have not found any information on who much information the SMS gateway can process per minute/ per second, I a not able to decide whether is would be able to handle the job.
Any insights would be much appreciated.
Since I have not found any information on who much information the SMS gateway can process per minute/ per second
That would most probably be because those numbers would depend greatly on the hardware you install CF on and how you write your CFML SMS application. I am sure a ColdFusion application could be created that would handle that load. I can't tell you how much hardware|licenses it would take as that would require an applciation to load test against to find out.
we've crushed SMS aggregators sending from 1 cf7 server (using the asynch
gateway). cf9 is even more ruthless if your network is up to it & your cf &
db servers are beefy enough, you should be able to handle 22k SMS but consider
besides h/w & network latency, throughput is going to depend on your app's logic
(processing, synch vs asynch, etc.) & more importantly on the SMS provider--even
some of the more reliable/costly ones still need 400-500ms per SMS.
so i would worry more about the SMS provider especially if you go for one of the
cheaper ones. besides the obvious issues w/the low cost ones, note that
currently cf only does transceiver binding which some of the really cheap ones
btw this wouldn't happen to be in ghana? i seem to recall something about SMS &
elections 1-2 years ago on these forums.
You are right, this is me, the guy you were nice enough to help, though we
were able to resolve the problem.
Yes, we are now interested in perfecting the system for coming elections.
We managed to learn some interesting stuff during our first attempt. We
were able to process 22K sms within an hour with a NOWSMS server
doing 200 messages/minute.
The SMS provider, Routotelecom were great.
Your comments would be helpful thanks.